Valances

Valances are generally non-functional coverings for the tops and upper sides of the windows. Also known as "toppers," window valances add color and texture to a window and can cover any exposed hardware of other coverings, like blinds or roller shades. Valances can be wildly formal with lots of tassels and trim, or they can be as simple as a ticking stripe linen dishtowel hung jauntily from hooks.