Panels and faux roman shade valance window treatment and a hardware review

I completed a very small decorating installation this past weekend, including some custom drapes I designed.

This is not exciting news except for the fact that the window treatment turned into my most favorite style ever for the money!

The great thing about it is that it can easily be made at home and combined with ready-made panels for a custom look.

Faux roman shade valance hung from drapery hooks and rings on standard rod. I overlapped the curtains and the valance for a smooth transition.
I used a double rod because the client requested darkening shades behind the curtains for “sleep in” mornings.

Common sense note: If the windows in your home don’t have a lot of trim this kind of window treatment is a great way to make a “wow” statement in a room without having to add large pieces of trim and moulding.

I have used lots of window treatment hardware over the years but for the price this is the best one I have found yet. Love the look and the weight of it.

Martha Stewart Living Globe Telescoping Curtain Rod Set , Home Depot
Martha Stewart Living Double Rod Telescoping Conversion Kit, Home Depot

My favorite rings are still the Pottery Barn brand. The weight and ease of use cannot be beat. But the rings are pricey.

I can usually find a few sets at the Pottery Barn outlet for 70% off. Just takes patience.

And patience is free. Pottery Barn drapery rings are not.

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