ANNA Hidden Rod Pocket valance photographed after being installed in the customer's home
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More Valance Ideas For Wide Windows

I’ve been making my Hidden Rod Pocket valances for several years now, and during that time I’ve decided that creating them for wide windows really is one of my favorite things to do. Before I created my system of placing the rod pocket on the back of the valance the choices for ordering custom valances online were limited.

custom PEYTON Hidden Rod Pocket valances finished and ready to be shipped
Completed HRP custom valances in workroom ready for shipping
PEYTON Hidden Rod Pocket valance shown hanging on a dining room window
The Hidden Rod Pocket valance for this 123″ window shipped and installed with ease.

 

 Since there weren’t many options offered, if you had overly wide windows you probably would end up ordering multiple valances that you just install together on one single rod. Of course the styles were also a bit different back then, if you purchased a rod pocket valance the expectation was that it would be gathered up on the rod anyway to give more of a country curtains look. 

Bay window set with decorative molding at the top of the window frame.
Bay window set before the Hidden Rod Pocket valance is installed.

 

 Custom BOX PLEATED Hidden Rod Pocket valance with a scalloped lower edge after being installed on a bay window set over a bathtub.
Bathroom bay window set after custom BOX PLEATED Hidden Rod Pocket valance with a scalloped lower edge is installed
When designing my Hidden Rod Pocket valances my goal was to give rod pocket valance styles a more updated look. I didn’t want the fact that they were rod pocket valances to be obvious when you looked at them on the windows. I think that’s what makes creating my valances for these wide windows so special to me. It’s still hard for me to believe that something that came from my imagination, could actually be useful enough to make even a tiny difference in the window treatment industry. 
workroom table photo of a custom ANNA Hidden Rod Pocket valance with orange covered buttons at the top of each horn.
112″ ANNA Hidden Rod Pocket valance customized with added covered button accents
ANNA Hidden Rod Pocket valance photographed after being installed in the customer's home
Custom 112″ ANNA Hidden Rod Pocket valance photographed after being installed in it’s new home

 

I really do enjoy learning new techniques to use for my valances and I get lots of ideas from the custom requests that my clients ask me about. Sometimes it’s something as simple as adding a large contrast button to the top of a horn or adding multiple buttons to the top of a contrast pleat that can have a dramatic effect to the finished look of the valance. 

BEV'S BLOUSE Hidden Rod Pocket valances on workroom table ready to be shipped out to customer
These BEV’S BLOUSE Hidden Rod Pocket valances were customized by using the ANNA HRP valance horn style and by adding jabots.

 

Custom BEV'S BLOUSE Hidden Rod Pocket valance hanging in a dining room
This BEV’S BLOUSE Hidden Rod Pocket valance was custom made to fit a 161″ wide set of windows yet it was still easy to ship to the customer.

 

The table in my workroom actually holds 144″ of fabric that can be up to 60″ wide. However the BEV’S BLOUSE Hidden Rod Pocket valance with jabots that’s shown on the window set in the photo above was actually 161″ wide. The order for this home also included 115″ and 78″ wide valances plus 2 small BEV’S BLOUSE valances that were 17 1/2″ wide. 
Narrow BEV'S BLOUSE Hidden Rod Pocket valances laying on workroom table before being shipped
BEV’S BLOUSE Hidden Rod Pocket Valances constructed with a single scallop to be extra narrow for doors.

I’ve been able to adapt my designs when needed to work for some unusual window configurations and curtain rod types too. I really don’t mind though, as I consider each challenge to be an opportunity to learn something new that I can use later to solve another customer’s dilemma. I love my job, I get to spend my time working with beautiful fabrics to make art projects for my customer’s windows! What could be better?

 

 

2 thoughts on “More Valance Ideas For Wide Windows

  1. Just beautiful!! I’m curious about the 123 inch window shown above. What is the height of that window? And what was the length of the valance scallops and jabots?

    1. Thank you for your compliment on the valance! The customer didn’t actually supply me with the length measurement of the window but looking at the photo I would assume that it is at least 75″ to 78″ tall. The valance has 36″ long jabots and is 18″ long at each scalloped section.

      Thanks,
      Doshie

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