Details Matter!

To me, the details are one of the most important things that separate custom valances from ready-made ones. Without them, there really isn’t much reason to go custom anyway, is there? Each time that I make one of my Hidden Rod Pocket® valances, I try to focus on each and every aspect of the valance design. Although my valance styles may range from the basic JACKIE valance to the over-the-top BLOSSOM valance, there is one thread that ties everything together: and that’s the details!

BLOSSOM Hidden Rod Pocket valances photographed in workroom before shipping to customers.
A Bevy of Blossoming Beauties


If you look closely at my photos you will notice that my returns are lined with either the main fabric or the contrast fabric. That’s because I don’t want the lining to be seen when you are looking at the sides of the valances while they are hanging at your windows. I add micro-cording to the lower edge of almost all of my valance styles. It serves a dual purpose: besides finishing off the lower edge nicely, it also keeps the lining from hanging down and showing from the front of the valance.

Close-up photo of the micro-cording details on an ANNA Hidden Rod Pocket valance.
Closeup of ANNA Hidden Rod Pocket valance details


The contrast banding along the top of the valance, gives a little extra pop of color and is a integral part of what makes each valance look like it is mounted on a board.

EMILEE Hidden Rod Pocket valance, custom window treatment
Custom EMILEE Hidden Rod Pocket valance, photo taken just before shipping.


I love to add banding and buttons too, but I think that one of my favorite design details is when the horns extend higher than the top of the valance. I love the “something extra” that it gives to the BUNNY EARS and TOP HAT Hidden Rod Pocket® valances!

close-up view of TOP HAT Hidden Rod Pocket valance and of a BUNNY EARS Hidden Rod Pocket valance.
TOP HAT Hidden Rod Pocket Valance /BUNNY EARS Hidden Rod Pocket Valance

So that’s why details matter, at least to me. I would love to know your thoughts on the subject and to hear about problems that you have had trying to find nice valances for your windows. Hopefully I can help you to solve some of them.

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