One of the most attractive accessories for any home’s window is the velvet valance, which can complement your window’s space in a way that catches the eye while being a practical addition. By understanding a few key elements of design, you will be able to purchase window valances made from velvet that is sure to please.
The most important thing to do before purchasing velvet valances is to look over the décor of your room in which you want your valance set. Depending on the effect that you want your valance to have, you may want to have its color match or contrast with the rest of the room’s color scheme. If your room has many lighter themed colors and furniture decorations and you want your valance to draw attention to the rest of the room, it is a good idea to present the valance with a slight variation in color scheme. For darker rooms, the valance will need to be just as darkly toned as the rest of the room’s furnishings to bring attention to its entirety. However if you plan on drawing attention only to the window’s decorations and the valance itself, it is a good idea to purchase one that can attractively contrast with the rest of the room. The best way to do this is to purchase a black velvet valance and apply it within a room that is lightly colored – though not entirely white. In the same way, a lighter colored valance can be applied to a room of a darker tone to provide the best effect and draw the most attention to the window.
Though the aforementioned colors are the easiest to mix and match, there are many other colors that can be chosen to set and match the feel of your area. If your home bears a distinctly traditional and quaint ambiance, you will no doubt want your valance to reflect that as well. Because of the richness that can be conveyed with the color red, purchasing a red velvet valance is a recommended course of action for those types of homes. On the other hand, in more modern homes with contemporary decors, the valance can be a more subtle color and focus on its practical minimalism instead of any single color’s design options.
The style of the valance will play as large a role in the room’s overall aura as its color. Depending on what predominate theme is present in the room, be it traditional or contemporary, you will want to select a valance to reflect it. Traditional valances are easier to pick out in the larger variety of them that is available for sale in general retailers. With the varying design patterns and billowing hems that can outline such a valance, purchasing one for a traditional décor often provides a larger degree of customization for your home than purchasing one for a modern décor would. Though not particularly difficult, there are certainly less design options available for contemporary valances, with a large part owing to the simplicity of the modern valance design. No matter your home’s décor, with careful planning and consultation with the store’s representatives, you will no doubt be able to buy the ideal valance for your home.