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Old 01-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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I live in a raised ranch home and I'm having a difficult time finding window treatments for the window above my front door. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought 84" panels and a valance but I'm worried it will look ridiculous on this window. Please help, any suggestions?



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Old 01-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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I would also like to add that I am on a budget and can not afford custom drapery. I would like something I can get at a store and put up myself
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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I think all you need is a soft homemade swag valance. You can pick up the material at a local fabric store and the hardware at a home center. Here a picture of one I did in my daughters room. It's a more rustic look on a much smaller window but it gives you the general idea. On yours you can hang it on a rod or or for a more elegant use scones similiar to the picture below. I would make the sides hang at least 3/4 the way down. To perpare the fabric just fold it accodian fashion in about 3 inch pleats.





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Thank you for your suggestion... with it being a longer window, should I do multiple swoops or just one? (not sure how to describe it, but hopefully you k now what I mean by swoops) And how would I do multiple? With separate pieces of fabric or one long piece?
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I would do one swoop, what is the approx width 72" ?. If you did two, you would still use one piece of fabric
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I would do one swoop, what is the approx width 72" ?. If you did two, you would still use one piece of fabric
Yes, 72', good eye. I will try it out. Thank you!
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I agree with Bob's suggestion. I've done that in almost all my rooms on the 1st floor. Although I purchased premade valances. But in 2 of our bedrooms, I made the curtains myself by choosing sheets that have nice patterns that not only matched the room, but can create a nice valance. I also bought king flat sheets and made comforter covers to match.

I have a sheer covering my window above my door and a top valance as Bob showed, but ours isn't as large as your window, nor is it placed where it effects our privacy.
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