For anyone who is looking for custom window valances and swags, there are a lot of different options available. Depending on the skill level of the homeowner and the budget that is going to be used, the homeowner needs to decide if they are going to do the work themselves or have a professional decorator or stylist do the work.
Valances and swags need to fit in with the rest of the room and the décor. It is important to look at the overall feel of the room and start to pick some colors and patterns that will complement the window treatments. These do not need to match the exact colors or textures used throughout the area, but should complement things nicely. If having a professional do the work, it is best that they see things themselves to start to make these decisions. If they cannot come to see the house, pictures can help.
When the homeowner does the work themselves, a trip to a local home improvement or design store can provide a lot of great ideas when it comes to window swags and valances. Seeing things in person can often times be the most beneficial thing.
Kitchen valances and swags should be tastefully done and complement the surroundings. One common mistake when it comes to decorating this area is making the treatments too extravagant and fanciful. A kitchen is usually a more utilitarian place, so the window treatments should reflect this as well.
Window swags can vary quite vary based on the material and the method of draping that is done. The hardware that is used is important when it comes to the swags. The material can be simply draped over the curtain rod and it can also be hung with tie backs on either end of the window. These pieces should be placed level and securely on the wall as the curtain material can sometimes be quite heavy. All hardware should be screwed into wall studs. When this is not a possibility, the use of wall anchors is necessary. Otherwise, the tie backs and curtain rods can easily pull out of the wall.
Window valances and swags can greatly improve the look of any room. Whether the work is done by a professional or the homeowners, time should be taken in the initial planning phase to ensure that the right materials and layout is chosen. If this is the case, the window treatments will look amazing and truly dress up the room.