What is the difference between a valance and a swag?

What is the difference between a valance and a swag?

A valance is simply a term that represents a top window treatment. A swag is a part of a valance. It’s a piece of fabric that’s usually pleated or gathered to create a half-circle shape. Some swags can also be flat.

Are swag valances in style?

Modern Flat Swags It seems like a misnomer that swags can actually be flat, since the term of swag is thought of as a fabric that drapes luxuriously. The recent push in designer valances are including tailored, flat valances as a popular item in 2021 and in the future.

How long should a swag curtain be?

The standard drop lengths of swags are 16″, 18″ or 20″. Usually 6 or 7 folds are placed across the top of a traditional swag with a standard drop. Swags that have shallow drops of 12″ will have 3 or 4 folds.

How long should a window topper be?

The length of the valance should be 1/4 the window height plus one inch. Using these measurements, cut a rectangle from your fabric and lining. Place the fabric and lining right sides together.

How do you hang swags over curtains?

Start by hanging one end of the swag over one end of the rod. Then, hang the other end of the swag over the other end of the rod. Let the fabric in the middle drape down. When you’re finished, the draped fabric in the center should look like a regular curtain swag.

How do you measure windows for swag curtains?

Inside-Mounted Valances

  1. Measure the width of the window opening from the inside left of the frame to the inside right.
  2. Multiply the installed width of a gathered valance by 1.5 to 2.5, depending on the fullness you want, for its finished width before installation.

How far down should a window valance hang?

Another rule of thumb used by decorators is that the window valance depth should be 1/4 of the overall window height, plus 1 inch. A 60-inch tall window, then, would call for a 16-inch deep valance, while a 48-inch window calls for a valance about 13 inches deep.

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