Valances for kitchen are the most popular decorations today. It is an elegant element of decoration invented by the Frenchmen.
It can be made of a thick fabric and selected brush, fringes and frills are used as additional decorations. In comparison to curtains, valances shouldn’t cover the whole window.
Their length should not be more than 1/5 of the height of the window and the width is selected according to the width of the curtain rod.
Modern Curtains and Valances
They are very useful at home. Window valances for kitchen have not only decorative, but also practical function.
They can hide some defects of a curtain rod or a window opening. With their help it is possible to change the proportions of the window and a room in general.
Kitchen valances for windows are divided into three groups: rigid, soft and combined types.
Rigid type is a complex shape drapery made of thick fabric. Such a pelmet should be tight enough so that it could keep the selected shape and could be fixed in a certain position.
There should be a special strip in front of the curtain rod to fix such kind of pelmet. Pelmet is fixed to the curtain rod with a special adhesive tape.
There is a more modern way of fixing such pelmets. Now they are usually attached with eyelets.
Soft pelmets do not require fixation in the same position. Soft tissue is used for their production. They are very flexible and easily draped.
Combined type of pelmets is a combination of two previous types. These valances can be quite large. They are additionally decorated with various decorative elements.
Such combinations are used to decorate the windows of large dimensions. Also, combined pelmets are appropriate in the kitchens with high ceilings.
Manufacturers produce different colors: white, black, blue, green, yellow, red valances for kitchen windows. But choosing the one for your kitchen take into account the general design of the room.