About This Window Treatment
The victory swag valance is a traditional window treatment with plenty of volume. The valance features trumpets and long, casually cascading jabots that are lined in the accent fabric of your choice. Each trumpet is adorned with decorative tassel ties that you may coordinate with tassel trim if you choose to add it to the bottom hem. Trim is optional, but the tassel ties are a requirement.
Frequently Asked Questions
What widths are available for this window treatment?
This window treatment is available between 21 and 174 inches wide.
What’s a finished width?
A finished width is the width of the valance after it has been hung, measured from the first tab to the last. This valance is slightly gathered, so the finished width section takes that into account to help you determine the size you need.
Can I order a valance width that is not one of your selections?
This valance covers a wide range of widths, so it should work on most windows. In case you need a valance that’s wider than the 174-inch width that we offer, please contact us for a special order.
What are trumpets?
Trumpets are the sections in between each pleated swag that hang below each tab. They’re accessorized with tassel ties.
What kind of curtain rod or hardware do I need for this valance?
A decorative pole with a 1 3/8 to 2-inch diameter is best. Avoid anything with a diameter smaller than that, with the exception of inside mounts on French doors.
How do I buy this valance?
Scroll up and make your custom selections. The price is automatically updated below. Once satisfied, add to cart and proceed to checkout as you would with any other online purchase.
How long does it take to ship this valance? Will I be updated?
Most orders for custom victory swag valances ship in about 3 to 4 weeks on average. If you create an account during checkout, you’ll have the convenience of checking your order status any time. We get busier right before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays due to higher demand. Please plan accordingly.
Where’s my custom order produced?
Each of our orders is created in our Atlanta, GA workroom.
What if I don’t want to add any trim or tassel ties?
Trim is optional, so you can simply skip it. And if you’ve added it by mistake or changed your mind, you can always delete it in the shopping cart. The tassel ties are mandatory. You can’t skip this selection step as they’re necessary to form each of the tabs.
Does my trim need to match the tassel ties exactly?
You can go one of two ways. The simple option is to simply instroduce a high contrast between the tassel ties and trim. An example of this would be selecting a white fabric and then using red tassel ties and black tassel trim to give the valance a multi-colored look. Another option is to try to match the tassel ties and trim as much as possible. The colors don’t need to be exact, but they must appear to go together when standing 3 feet or more away from the valance.
Can I gather this valance?
This valance is minimally gathered. This is already accounted for in the “Finished Width” section already.
Should I choose interlining?
This valance is heavy and luxurious on its own, so you may or may not wish to add interlining. However, adding interlining will add to the volume and make the folds on the swags even deeper than they already are.
Can I use this valance on my French door?
Of course. See the measuring instructions below.
Can I use this valance with a Roman shade or draperies?
This valance is rich and heavy on its own. From our experience, we think it’s best to not use a Roman shade with it. However, adding a single drapery or a pair of draperies under the valance is a great layering style. Just make sure that the drapery pole of the valance projects at least 5 inches away from the wall to be able to clear the draperies underneath.
Can I send you my own fabric if I don’t see one that I like, or need to match the valance to the rest of my room?
Yes, you can. You don’t need to wait around for us to give you a custom quote. If you wish to send in your own materials and pay for interlining and labor only, simply select “Customer’s Own Fabric” under fabrics and continue making your other custom selections. Once you complete the last step of the custom design above, you will immediately see the price displayed at the bottom. However, we ask that you please contact us first before actually sending in the fabric. We must pre-approve your selections first, so we may require a fabric swatch or online link to the fabric that you plan to use.
Suggested Measuring Instructions
Note that this width is the finished width – in other words, it is the width span of the slightly gathered, finished form as is shown in our photos (this valance hangs loosely – it is not pulled completely taught). The finished width is measured at the tabs.
Measure the outside of your window, including any wooden frame. If the valance is meant to be installed alone, without any draperies, then adding 2 to 4 inches to the measured width will be sufficient. If you plan on installing draperies underneath and space permits, keep in mind that adding 10 to 20 inches will make the window appear larger.
DESIGNER TIP: If you will install draperies underneath this valance, we recommend that you add 10 to 30 inches to your window measurement, if space permits, to make your window appear larger.
Special Instructions for Bay, Bow and Corner Windows
This valance is meant to be installed as an outside mount on bay, bow, or corner windows. This valance does not bend across angled walls, so each section will require its own individual valance. Make sure that there is enough space between each window section. We recommend at least 11 inches of space between each window section for bay and bow windows and at least 13 inches of space between corner windows (if no draperies are installed underneath valance). You may need to join adjacent decorative poles with a hinged elbow or any other drapery corner connector to save space.
Special Instructions for Arched and Palladium Windows
Follow standard measuring instructions above. Valance is installed at the base of the arch. This can become a heavy valance if you select tassel ties and tassel trim as decorations – make sure that the drapery pole and side bracket installation are sturdy as well.
Special Instructions for Patio Doors
This window treatment is available as an inside mount on patio doors. It has a single swag and the same long jabots as the standard sizes in this pattern.
Measure the width of the glass panes on your door, including the small trim that’s around it. If your measurement falls between 22 and 26 inches, then this valance will work on your patio door. Under “Finished Width,” make sure to select the 24 to 27 inch width.
Special Instructions for Sliding Glass Doors
If you won’t be adding trim to the valance, make sure that the distance from the top of the sliding glass door to the ceiling and crown molding is at least 28 inches. If you will be adding trim to the valance, make sure that the distance from the top of the sliding glass door to the ceiling and crown molding is at least 30 inches.
Once you receive the valance, you’ll need to install it high enough to allow for normal traffic by your household and low enough so that the top of the door and the wooden trim aren’t exposed.