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  • Kitchen Window Valances

    Date: 2010.04.26 | Category: Window Valance Designs | Response: 0

    Have you ever thought of putting something extra in your rooms to make them more unique looking and probably more comfortable too? There are new pieces of furniture you can always buy to achieve that, and the little stuff you can deal with are ever present. You can change the doorstep to another style, repaint the living room, change curtain rods and there are probably millions of things like that to keep you occupied on your way to the perfect home. Kitchen window valances are certainly points of interest if you have most of the other little things in order.

    Window valances are little, or possibly big, additions to the window treatment. They are decorations on the top and sides of windows giving them an extravagant or more solid look. Your windows are there to take a look at the world through them and they are there for you to let light into your life. But since you want some privacy in your life you may want to install blinds or heavy curtains to keep everything in or out when you choose to.

    Window blinds can look very rigid and unfriendly if you don’t take extra steps to make the area look a bit more welcoming. These decorations are perfect for taking out the edge off all at once; basically you put them there for yourself to feel better when you take a look at your rooms.

    It is the same with kitchens, they are places where you spend a lot of time and if you have a dining table there it’s going to be even more. It makes perfect sense to get rooms you spend your time in into shape and looking a way that you find acceptable. Normal and bay window valance sets are alike in the sense that in the kitchen they are exposed to added threats. There is bubbling oil, flying steam, high humidity and just about any sauce you make at home will most probably either end up on the curtains or the valances for some reason or another.

    If you choose to put valances in your kitchen, you should be aware that they will suffer damage and stains, so choosing a cheap and resistant solution is warmly advised. Polyester is one of those things, plastic just shakes off the most notorious stains, red wine and tomato sauce alike. They may be cheap but you should never settle for cheap looks. Good ones are out there you just have to find the ones you like and keep your budget intact at the same time.

    Floral valance is a popular choice in kitchens because these small details easily hide little spots and more importantly bring some fun into the kitchen. It’s much more comfortable to get done with food preparation and tedious cooking in a room that says ‘happy’ all over it. You can get a curtain and valance set that fits your kitchen so well that you won’t be able to imagine it without one ever again.

    Whatever the room and reason for a valance set is, if you keep your priorities in mind and the budget to a reasonable level, you will be able to get these appliances without having to worry about if they fit with your kitchen or living room decor.

  • Cheap Window Valances

    Date: 2010.04.26 | Category: Window Valance Decorating Tips, Window Valance Designs, Window Valance Fabrics | Response: 0

    When getting in your house in shape and turning it into a home you can comfortably live in, there are many small task to complete. One of these is redecorating the rooms you spend most of your time in. This is important because the more unique pieces and parts you organize around yourself the more welcoming and more personal will it feel. Cheap window valances offer a quick way of beautifying any room. Without them your windows would probably look rather empty and cold.

    It does not matter what design your rooms are, windows are among the most important design elements when giving the looks of a room a complete overhaul. Windows are a peek into the outside world, they provide natural sunlight, and with their big surface area they act as a natural focal point. Whenever someone enters a room their attention is grabbed by the largest solid surface whether that is a table, a bed, or a window. If they are going to notice your windows, you might as well make a lasting impression.

    There are many different types of window treatments available and in the age of the internet, choosing the perfect fit may sound like an overwhelming process. It really shouldn’t be, and following a few easy steps will make sure it is no harder than choosing the blinds or curtains.

    Beaded window valance treatments look absolutely terrific in your rooms because of the small details in them. Floral patterns on the walls or little statuettes or collectibles in a cabinet give a good background. With the vast amount of options there are, you will be able to find a beaded variation for just about any room no matter what the type or size of that room. You can even make them yourself if you feel the creativity surging. It doesn’t take more than a day to get done a handful of windows worth of beaded textile.

    white scarf valance

    Big glass surfaces call for window scarf valance options. You should never cover these exceptional windows unless you want privacy of course. Rather, use some light material like silk or sheers. This goes for the choice of curtains too. If you have particularly big windows you should let them do the talking and make everything else secondary, like the seasonings on top of the perfectly cooked meal. Scarves are good for this because you can set the width of the bottom of the hanging parts, choose any color you like, and they are the least time consuming of all to install.

    If you’ve used really light colors and fabrics in your curtains, you will have to choose treatments accordingly. It wouldn’t look nice to have some light beige curtains with a big heavy piece of velvet put on top. The heavy material steals attention from the curtain and most importantly the window. Sometimes just a bit of sheer scarf valance is a perfect match. You should also think about getting sheer scarf valences if you suspect the other fabrics in your window treatments need to breathe. Choose lighter colors like white or close to white tones in order to give a suggestion of openness. Sheer curtains are the best for openness and if you choose them you probably won’t regret that decision.

    Cheap window valances may cost less than some other choices, but it is no reason to let them look cheap. You can comfortably choose materials that cost less but still give your windows their well deserved care.

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