The Ringlets Straight Valance with its upbeat pattern is the perfect choice for your décor! The rod-pocket styling is perfect for gathering this style on a rod to create fullness or simply hang flat on the rod for a tailored effect. Colors: Navy and Red. Visit the Related Products tab to view the complete Ringlets Collection, and to request fabric swatches. This style is an RLF Home original design.
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Ringlets Straight Valance
Ringlets Straight Valance
- The Straight Valance is styled with a straight bottom edge, a wide rod pocket, and no header. To create the look, simply hang flat on the rod for a tailored effect, or gather on the rod to create fullness.
- Size Calculations: (Refer to the Diagrams tab for complete instructions on How to Measure a Window.)
- Tailored (valance hangs flat across the window): For continental or lockseam rods, add a total of 7” to the width of the window to allow for the sides of the curtain rod (3-1/2” each side). Example: 40” wide (window) + 7” (sides of the rod) = 47”. A 50” wide valance is the perfect choice. For a decorative pole with finials, measure the width of the rod between the brackets, and do not include 7” for the sides.
- Gathered (valance is gathered on the rod to create fullness): For continental or lockseam rods, an easy rule-of-thumb for calculating the size of the valance needed is to use 1.5X to 2X fullness. Example: 40” wide (window) x 1.5 (fullness) = 60” + 7” (sides of the rod) = 67”. A 75” wide valance is the perfect choice. If using a decorative pole with finials, measure the width of the rod between the brackets, and multiply by 1.5X to 2X fullness, and do not include 7” for the sides.
- Length: 16”
- Widths: 50” | 75” | 100”
- Rod Pocket: 3”
- Lined (lining is cream)
- Fabric Content: 100% Cotton
- Rod Options: Decorative pole | Continental rod | Lock Seam rod
How to Measure a Window
Measure windows with a steel measuring tape. Measure all windows in the room, even if they appear to be the same size.
Determine rod placement (options):
- Distance out past window -- 4” each side is a good rule of thumb
- Distance out past window -- abut against outside edges of window frame
- Top of window frame -- corner to corner
- Wall to wall
Determine drapery hardware to be used:
- Determine how far above window to place hardware -- 4” above frame is a good rule of thumb
- Determine return size needed (the distance that the rod projects from the wall/window frame
Measure for drapery length:
- Apron length
- Floor length
- Ceiling to floor
- Allow for floor clearance -- floor length draperies should end 1/2” above floor or just short of the carpet
- Hint: Place a thin piece of cardboard on top of the carpet to help measure evenly.