To determine the width of a valance for a 36-inch window, the Window Treatment Expert website suggests adding 2 to 4 inches on each side, adding less for narrower windows and more for wider windows. For a 36-inch window, this measurement would provide you with a valance that has a width of 40 to 44 inches.

Contents

- 1 What size should a valance be for a 36 inch window?
- 2 How much wider Should a valance be than the window?
- 3 What size valance do I need for a 40 inch window?
- 4 How wide should a valance be for a 48 inch window?
- 5 What is the average length of a valance?
- 6 How many inches should a valance be?
- 7 How do you measure a rod pocket valance?
- 8 What size is a standard window valance?
- 9 How do you measure a waterfall valance?
- 10 How do you hang a valance without a rod?
- 11 How do you calculate yardage for a valance?
- 12 What is the shortest valance length?
- 13 How tall is a valance?
- 14 How Big Should curtain rod pockets be?
- 15 How do you calculate yardage for a box pleat valance?
- 16 How much material do I need for a window?
- 17 How do you measure curtain width?
- 18 What Is a Waterfall valance?
- 19 How do you measure fabric for valances?

## What size should a valance be for a 36 inch window?

To determine the width of a valance for a 36-inch window, the Window Treatment Expert website suggests adding 2 to 4 inches on each side, adding less for narrower windows and more for wider windows. For a 36-inch window, this measurement would provide you with a valance that has a **width of 40 to 44 inches**.

## How much wider Should a valance be than the window?

Most valances should only be **1-1/2 to 5 inches wider than the window** if the valance hangs by itself or over a Roman shade. It should be 10 to 30 inches wider than the window if it’s hung over a pair of custom drapes. If the valance is gathered, its total, flat width should be 2 to 3.5 times the width of the window.

## What size valance do I need for a 40 inch window?

Our example window is 40 inches wide, including the window frame. That means that the valance should cover a total width of about**42 to 44 inches**once gathered. Using a 2- to 2-1/2 times fullness calculation, that means that the valance (when laid flat) needs to be between 84 and 106 inches wide.

## How wide should a valance be for a 48 inch window?

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**.

## What is the average length of a valance?

It depends on the style of the valance, as well as how it’s installed and how high the ceiling is. Outside-mounted valances usually have an average drop length of **17 to 21 inches** if hung on walls with 8-foot ceilings, and that length gets proportionately longer as the ceiling gets taller.

## How many inches should a valance be?

A standard valance should have a drop of **about 18 to 24 inches**. You may be able to make a 16- or 17-inch drop valance work in some cases, but anything less than that may be too short.

## How do you measure a rod pocket valance?

- MEASURE LENGTH. Measure from the top of the curtain rod down to where you want the curtain to fall. …
- MEASURE WIDTH. The curtain should measure double the width of the window for fullness.
- STYLING TIP. The length of your curtain is a matter of personal preference.

## What size is a standard window valance?

If you’re shopping for ready-made valances, the most common standard size you’ll likely come across is a **50-inch wide valance**. If you’re hiring a custom workroom, you can specify any size.

The obvious answer is that it depends, but you should expect to need somewhere between **1-1/2 to 5 yards of face fabric** for a standard 36- to 40-inch window. For double-wide windows (about 70 to 80 inches wide), about 2-1/2 to 8 yards of face fabric is a realistic estimate.

## How do you measure a waterfall valance?

Measure the bottom width of your waterfall valance **by multiplying the width of your window or curtain rod by 1.5**. As in the example, if the window’s width is 48 inches, multiply by 1.5 and the bottom width is 72 inches.

## How do you hang a valance without a rod?

Hang a valance without a curtain rod **–use adhesive Velcro and attach to top of blinds**. What an improvement! Hang a valance without a curtain rod –use adhesive Velcro and attach to top of blinds.

## How do you calculate yardage for a valance?

Divide the cut fabric width by the width of the chosen fabric for the number of widths required. Multiply that number by the cut fabric length. **Divide the result by 36** for the number of yards of fabric required for a self-lined gathered valance.

## What is the shortest valance length?

Your valance should ideally have an 18-24-inch drop. Anything **less than 16 inches** is too short and only works in situations where the role of the valance is to be a mere accent or when the ceiling or the window itself is too low.

## How tall is a valance?

Just keep in mind that valances are normally **15-25 inches (38-63cm) high** and placing the valance higher may allow the top part of the window casing to show underneath the valance when the drapery panels are opened. 3. If you like a puddled drapery bottom, add 4 inches (10cm) to the total of the height measurements.

## How Big Should curtain rod pockets be?

A **1 ½”** rod pocket should be used on a standard 1” curtain rod or with a decorative rod 13/16” diameter or smaller. A 3” rod pocket should be used on a standard 2 ½” continental or dauphine rod or on a decorative rod 1 3/8” – 1 ½ ” diameter.

## How do you calculate yardage for a box pleat valance?

Decide how far apart you want each pleat in inches and **divide your base width by** this number to find how many pleats you’ll be making. Multiply the number of pleats the valance will have by 5 inches and add this sum to the base width of your window or rod.

## How much material do I need for a window?

Many windows need more fullness than one length of fabric will achieve. A simple rule of thumb is that a curtain is **one and a half to two times the width of the area it is meant to cover**. A heavier fabric will provide fullness that a lightweight fabric can not.

## How do you measure curtain width?

- Measure the width of your window.
- Add 12 inches to each side, 24 inches total.
- Take the total number (width plus the number you added to each side) and divide that number by how many drapery panels you want in the window.

## What Is a Waterfall valance?

A waterfall valance is **a special window treatment that drapes down to resemble a waterfall** and can give your windows a refined appearance.

## How do you measure fabric for valances?

To make a plain valance, first **measure the width of your window.** **Multiply this width by 1-1/2**. 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.