How to Hang and Style a Tuck Valance

Do you love the elegant, draped look of a tuck valance but aren’t sure how to hang or style it? Start by watching the short video below! The video features a step-by-step tutorial, including the type of rod to use, what measurements to take, and how to style the valances. Soon, you’ll be ready to create a gorgeous look on your window.

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The lavish, polyester satin valances shown in this video are from the Portia ensemble. Click here to view the Portia Tuck Valances.

Easy-Style Curtain Panel with Attached Valance

Do you love the look of a curtain panel with a coordinating valance but prefer the simplicity of hanging a single panel? If so, consider a curtain panel with an attached valance the next time you choose to update your window treatment.

The attached valance mimics or complements the curtain panel design, assuring a beautiful look with the elegance you desire. What’s more, this window offering is a good value for your money; not only do you receive a panel with a valance, but this window treatment only requires a single rod to hang. Purchase one panel for a simple window covering or two panels for a traditional appearance.

A sheer curtain panel with an attached valance is also ideal for spring. Let that welcome sunshine filter into your room, and evoke an old-fashioned charm with roses, magnolias, or macrame lace detailing.

Hallie Lace Curtain Panel with Valance

Carly Lace Curtain Panel with Valance Valerie Tailored Panel

Insulate Your Windows for Winter with Thermal Curtains and Panels

For all its frosty beauty and captivating snowfalls, winter can be quite the challenging season for your home. Are you dreading drafts and high utility bills this winter? Insulating your window is key when it comes to combating the winter weather. These thermal window solutions will help you get started, whether you want to change your entire window treatment or insulate your existing curtains.

The Ultimate Blackout Thermal Curtain Panel features a three-layer construction, with a tight weave of colored yarns on the front and back sandwiched around an inner layer of black yarns. The thick fabric and density will block drafts and help to maintain room temperature. This grommet-top, insulated panel is available in three curtain lengths, as well as a patio panel size.

Ultimate Blackout Grommet Panel  56 x 84 Ultimate Blackout Grommet Patio Panel  112 x 84

Available in both pinch-pleat and tab-top styles, the Crosby Thermal Curtains have an acrylic foam backing that has insulating qualities. Use your clip rings to hang the pinch-pleat curtains or patio panel.

Crosby Pinch Pleat Curtain Pair Crosby Tab Top Curtain Pair

If you prefer a bold pattern, consider the Trellis Thermalogic™ Insulated Curtains. These grommet-top, energy-efficient curtains make a splash with their trellis design. These Thermalogic™ curtains have a Weathermate thermal shade backing that keeps out the cold in the winter. These versatile, insulated curtains can be paired with the Weathermate Solid Color Curtains for a coordinating look.

Trellis Grommet Curtain Pair Trellis Grommet Curtain Pair

Fond of your existing curtains? Keep them up! – but consider making an update or two. A thermal curtain liner placed behind your current curtains will make your window more energy-efficient. The Ultimate Thermalogic™ Blackout Curtain Panel Liner can be used with tab-top, pole-top, grommet-top, and pinch pleat curtains. This white liner has an acrylic suede backing.

Ultimate Blackout Curtain Panel Liner

Are you dealing with drafts at the sides of your curtains? The Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod is a wonderful solution. This metal curtain rod has a clever design that allows your curtains to wrap around the sides. This rod is adjustable from side to side and can be used with tab-top, grommet-top, and rod pocket curtains.

Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod

Draft guards are also convenient protectors against cool-air currents. Use draft blockers at the bottom of a door (or possibly on a wide windowsill) to provide insulation. The cute Kitten and Puppy Doorstopper Draft Guards are 36”W and will appeal to pet lovers with their rows of sweet animals.

Kittens in a Row Doorstop Draft Guard Linen Puppies in a Row Doorstop Draft Guard Linen

Festive Holiday Bedding, Shower Curtains, and Window Treatments

Your entryway and living room may be in the seasonal spirit, but what about the other areas in your home? Do you walk from room to room, feeling festive one minute and not-so-jolly the next? Wouldn’t you love to enjoy Christmas cheer wherever you go, whether you’re settling in for a long winter’s nap or soaking in the bubbles? Let seasonal joy radiate through your home with holiday bedding, shower curtains, and window treatments.

Slumber in peace beneath this quilt, knowing your wish for beautiful holiday bedding has come true. The Lenox® Nouveau Stripe Quilt features gracefully twining strands of plaid ribbon print alternating with holly leaves and berries. An off-white ground hosts accent colors of green, red, and gold. Vermicelli quilting merrily dances across this cotton cover, which is trimmed with velveteen binding. Layer coordinating shams and pillows on top of this holiday quilt for an irresistible seasonal look.

Nouveau Stripe Quilt Off White

Getting out of bed on frosty mornings will be a little easier when you think of the pretty, festive bathroom that awaits you. The Poinsettia Holiday Shower Curtain is sprinkled along the top and bottom with embroidered poinsettias and greenery, metallic gold yarns, and embroidered eyelets. Scalloped edging sweeps along your floor for a charming finish.

Poinsettia Cutwork Shower Curtain White 70 x 72

The Poinsettia Holiday Window Treatment can add a coordinating element to the shower curtain; or, use it to dress up any room you like. The valance and tier pair are similarly festooned with embroidered poinsettias, gold yarns, and eyelets.

Poinsettia Cutwork Tailored Tier Pair White

Hot Summer Home Decor – Proudly Made in the USA

The Fourth of July will soon be here, and patriotic shoppers will be delighted by these hot home decor finds that are made right here in the USA. These popular items will give your home a decorating boost, and you can feel good knowing that they are American-made.

Keep those kitchen chairs feeling comfy and looking their best with the Sonoma Fruit Chair Cushions. These chair accents are totally in season with their delicious-looking fruit designs. Ties keep the chair cushions in place, while the fruit pattern adds an inviting touch to your kitchen area.

Sonoma Chair Cushion Light Almond 17 x 15

Cater to your feminine side with the Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains. These sheer curtains allow light to enter your room while adorning your window with pretty ruffles. Coordinating balloon shades and valances are available, so you can create a window treatment that is as graceful as it is delicate.

Jessica Ninon Wide Priscilla Curtain Pair White 250 x 84

If wild animal prints are more your style, take a look at the exotic Safari Banner Valances. These velveteen window valances feature animal prints of iconic safari denizens: giraffes, leopards, or zebras. Each banner valance is embellished with a tassel.

Giraffe Print Banner Valance Multi Warm 13 x 21

Evoke Another Time with Vintage Style Home Decor

The vintage style is a difficult home decor theme to define. On the one hand, the word “vintage” can be a disparaging remark, as in outdated. True vintage decor style, in all actuality, is the polar opposite. With just a glance, vintage pieces should electrify the viewer with a nostalgic montage of crackling phonographs and twirling rotary dials, trilling trumpets of Jazz Age bands, and the slow doo-wop of the ’50s. The vintage style, for all its elaborate beauty, is also surprisingly thrifty, allowing you to make use of forgotten family heirlooms or scour flea markets for that perfect bargain. Above all, the vintage style is very hands-on, an adventurous undertaking in interior design. You can even mix and match pieces from different time periods to present an eclectic mosaic of human history.

How do you know when you’ve happened upon the perfect item for your vintage decor? The piece should be exemplary of the time period it emerged from. The Fashionable Repose Figurine, for example, embodies the decadence of the Roaring Twenties. The archetypal flapper girl lolls in an antique chair with studded upholstery, her elegant, floral gown kissing the floor below. Contemplating a string of pearls with an indulgent smirk, she lifts her chin loftily, secure in her eternal beauty and infinite riches.

The Paige Hobnail Table Lamp might be found on the bureau of a 1920s Hollywood starlet, but it’s by no means black-and-white. Jeweled hues like amber, cranberry, or pink imbue this dainty glass lamp. Standing on antique brass acanthus leaves, this lamp exhibits globular studs that will catch the light and dazzle onlookers.

Baubles and trinkets arranged just so on table tops and other surfaces connote an antiquated collection, as though the items were gradually collected over a great passage of time. But you’ll still want to pay attention to other areas, like windows. The Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains are versatile, complementing anything from a stately ballroom setting to an old farmhouse. The sheer fabric channels ample sunlight through ivory or white fabric, spotlighting your various heirlooms and finds. Ruffled edges bring a feminine touch to your timeworn living space.

Finally, you can sprinkle your old bedspread with the West Palm Crochet Decorative Pillows if you really want to up the ante on the old-fashioned atmosphere. The crochet texture is antiquated and homey, and the myriad of pigments will coordinate seamlessly with the color scheme of any room. Items such as these will transport guests and family alike to a different period, even if they were not present for it. That’s the beauty of the vintage decorating style.

Outdoor Curtains for Your Home Paradise

Crossing from the air-conditioned currents of your house and into the humid world outside is always a little dizzying. But outdoor curtains hung strategically over the exit make the perfect tropical transition, signaling to guests and family their eminent entry into an outdoor paradise of your own creation!

Sheer outdoor curtains deter the curious, over-the-fence-glance while still admitting sunlight and airflow. The Escape and Biscayne Sheer Outdoor Curtain Panels will make a breezy enclosure out of your pergola. A translucent waterfall of decadent fan leaves, the Biscayne panels invoke images of paradise. The solid sheer Escape panels, on the other hand, can coordinate with the patterned Biscayne to create visual interest. Exempting freezing weather, both grommet top panels are well-suited for the outdoors in most seasons. If they happen to get dirty (as outdoor items are wont to do), they are machine washable.

 

Sheer curtains may provide adequate privacy, but perhaps your idea of an outdoor paradise is more like a deserted island? The tab-top Matine Outdoor Curtain Panels are a “solid choice” for those wanting to create an isolated getaway safe from prying eyes. Solid hues of blue, green, pearl, natural, and white make coordinating with other outdoor elements a breeze. To diminish sunlight, choose darker colors; lighter colors will permit more natural light.

The Natural Bamboo Outdoor Curtain Panels are recommended for a covered porch or patio and look particularly tropical. The fibrous texture complements woven outdoor furniture, and the espresso color blends well with surrounding, earthy pigments. This window treatment should not be exposed to harsh elements. A damp cloth and a soft brush will make quick work of any dirt.

Last is the Outdoor Duo Tension Rod Set, the ideal hardware for a covered patio or porch. The espresso and nickel finishes, as well as the vast range of available sizes, will assure a perfect fit for every window treatment. The set includes an adjustable rod, end caps, and hanging hardware. Like the Natural Bamboo Panels, this Tension Rod Set should not be exposed to harsh elements.

Gazebos and decks, patios and pergolas, even balconies can all be transformed by the simple addition of outdoor curtains. Think of them as the finishing touches on an otherwise perfect space—the little paper umbrella in a glass of lemonade!