Traditional curtains and Valances

Bedroom Window Treatments: Traditional curtains and Valances

The traditional curtain and valances has an appearance of more magnificence, probably due to the fact that they are generally a bursting curtain than the current, and they have many more layers at the window.


The use of fabrics plays a big part and the curtain track selection, and the use of accessories is vast, braid, trims, tie backs when you are planning to select traditional Curtains and Valances. The most common form traditional curtains are triple pleat, pencil pleat, French pleat, casement, goblet pleat,balloonand festoon blinds. They are often coupled with valances and pelmets, which we will briefly discussed on here.

French Pleat, Triple Pleat, Pinch Pleat Curtain: These are all names for the same caption type. These are even spaced triple pleats usually formed by a tape that pulls through the cords to make the folds, these are then strained close together at the bottommost so that they fan out towards the top. They generate a very full and heavy curtain.

Pencil pleats: These are the most common type of pleats and header tape used in traditional curtains and valances. The heading tape create a crisp even upright corresponding pleats like a row of pencils.

Goblet Pleats: These are similar to frenchpleates, as a replacement for of three pleats one large pleat is formed and stuffed to form a goblet look on the header and is fixed at the bottom. This form of heading can be done by hand or a heading tape can also be used. They often use a complementary binding or lining.

The casement curtain: It has more often than not in outmoded curtain design been used for nets, or sheers at the window for discretion. Either on a small rod, thin curtain wire or pole fixed inside the window. They are not usually used for the core curtain.

Austrian Blinds: These are like Roman blinds, as they move up and down with rings and cords, but they have a congregated heading and use anupright shirring which converts the folds into soft borders. The look is more opulent, there are other distinctions to this, like festoon and balloon blinds. They are all somewhat different but they all have the same outcome which is generating a traditional form of curtain over a window. They have many ways to add additionalembellishment, like fringing, lace, ruffles, etc, which is a vital part of traditional curtains.

The most popular traditional curtain and valances style was the timber rod and ring system, fortunately today, we do have addedchoices that create the similar look, and make the curtain more practical. Traditional curtains usually use heavier fabrics, with solid substantial colors and decorative patterns and oodles of trim.


This is an overview of Traditional Curtain and valances styles, there are a lot more factors involved in these styles, like the fabric selection,track selection curtain length, color etc, But all in all, curtains are intended to block or vague light or in some example like in bathrooms, it is called a shower curtain.