Swags Vs. Valances: Choosing the Right Top Treatments for Your Windows

In this article, Divine Interiors Group – with a convenient showroom in Lakewood Ranch, Florida (FL) – is here to provide you with a comparison of swags and valances to help you find the right style for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our Hunter Douglas window treatments. 

            Top treatments can do a lot for your windows, but with so many options, it can be hard to know which style is right for you. Swags and valances are popular top treatments that can help add a little more style and softness to any room in your home. At Divine Interiors Group, we offer a wide selection of top treatments, and our friendly experts can help you choose the style that’s best for you. Stop by our showroom today to find amazing additions to your window treatments.

            At first glance, it may be difficult to spot some of the differences between swags and valances. One of the main differences is length. Valances are short pieces of fabric that adorn the top of the window treatment, but usually don’t hang much lower than a few inches below the top of the window pane. However, swags are longer and often drape lightly over the window and hang down either to the bottom of the window or all the way to the floor. If you have children or pets that may get caught up in long fabric, valances may be a better option for you.

            Style is another determining factor that can help you choose whether you need a swag or valance. If you want a minimalistic style or simply need to cover some unsightly hardware from another window treatment, consider a valance. There are many fabric options available, so you can easily find something that complements your existing decor. Swags are generally used for a romantic or whimsical feel. They are usually crafted from sheer fabric to make them seem more ethereal.

            While they have some style differences, swags and valances do have similarities, as well. Both can be used alone. However, without other window treatments, they won’t provide much light control or privacy, so you may want to layer them. A great contrast to these beautiful, soft touches would be a hard window treatment, such as plantation shutters or wooden blinds. If you want to continue the romantic feel offered by swags, wooden plantation shutters are an excellent choice.

            At Divine Interiors Group, we know how difficult it can be to choose the right top treatments for your windows, which is why we also offer free in-home consultations. During these appointments, we will bring samples of our products into your home, so you can see how they look and work before you make any purchases. This lets you be more confident in your decision, because you know you picked something that looks amazing.

To learn more about adding top treatments to your windows, contact the experts at Divine Interiors Group today. In addition to our beautiful line of window treatments, we also offer a wide variety of other interior design products and services to help you turn your house into your dream home. These products include furniture, bedding, artwork, and much more. Our showroom is conveniently located in Lakewood Ranch, FL, and we are proud to serve the surrounding area.