Balloon Valances

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As part of your window treatment, a balloon valance can add class and country charm to a kitchen, dining room, or bedroom window. Balloon valances can be found in various sizes and shapes, but they all help add stylish dimension and extra volume to the straight curtains behind them.

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Francoise Draping Balloon Valance Window Treatments

Francoise Draping Balloon Valance Window Treatments

August Grove®

Measuring 60" wide with a 15" drop, this stylish cream-colored cloth drapes your window with elegance and extra volume. The simple texture is perfect for kitchens or bathrooms but can also add an extra dimension to windows in bedrooms and living rooms. 

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This balloon valance provides a lightweight and airy feel to the room. The fringed edge adds a touch of style and texture to help draw your eye, especially when contrasted with a different colored flat curtain behind it. The natural cream tone can blend in with almost any decor, from contemporary to rustic.

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Classic White Center Drop Balloon Valance

Classic White Center Drop Balloon Valance

Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse®

Made with a unique center-drop design, this classic style balloon valance panel can be used on its own or paired with a heavier background curtain for depth. The valance measures 43" by 63" and is perfect for draping over the entire length of your kitchen or bedroom window while bringing charm with the bow accents on either side.

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Modern Country Charm Balloon Valances

Modern Country Charm Balloon Valances

Gracie Oaks

Made to imitate a tie-up curtain, this balloon-style valance has decorative features along both vertical edges, including stitched ribbons and bows. The cotton and polyester blend valance panel measures 63" long by 42" wide, making it perfectly suited for large windows, or completely covering smaller windows.

$22.99

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Bringing a touch of country farmhouse charm to your kitchen, these adjustable curtains have taupe-colored vertical and horizontal stripes to help break up the solid white color. Perfect for a kitchen or dining area but equally fitting in a sunroom, you can use this valance on its own or pair it with a contrasting background curtain or shade.

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Vintage Country Balloon Valance Curtains 

Vintage Country Balloon Valance Curtains 

August Grove®

Typical vintage country charm, these black or red checkered balloon valances can fit perfectly into a kitchen or dining area. Measuring 60 inches wide with a 15-inch drop and made from 100% cotton, you can install this valance into any window for instant country charm and shabby elegance.

$11.99 $13.74

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Traditional Rectangle Cafe Balloon Shade Valance 

Traditional Rectangle Cafe Balloon Shade Valance 

Charlton Home®

Perfect for cafe windows, this traditional rectangle balloon valance is a unique addition to your kitchen or dining room. The decorative stripe towards the bottom can be found in seven colors, including blue, beige, taupe. You can find this valance in 24 and 36-inch heights and a 57-inch width overall.

$18.36

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This polyester rectangle valance is perfect for placement in your over-sink kitchen, bathroom, or dining room windows. The bright color with subtle accent strips helps bring a classic look to any room while blending in nicely with your existing decor choices.

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Luxurious DIY Style Balloon Valance 

Luxurious DIY Style Balloon Valance 

Astoria Grand

Suitable for a DIYer to tackle at home, this luxurious window treatment can turn heads. Made from a polyester and metallic lurex blend, you'll add glamor to your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom windows. Found in a double balloon style, it measures 44" by 19" and can be found in a handful of unique colors to suit your decor.

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Buying Guide

The different styles of balloon valance window treatments depend on the type of fabric used and the way that you use the window you’re looking to cover. Named for their bulbous, three-dimensional shape, a balloon valance ensures that your picture windows are framed in the best possible way. Sheer ballon valance window treatments allow for a gauzy, vintage effect; solid window treatments match anything and are easy to repair if needed; and patterned balloon valances will stand out and add tons of personality to your room.

Be sure to give yourself lots of room (and time) to hang balloon valance window treatments.

Start by placing them ring-side-up on the ground, and insert the split plastic rings into the fabric loops. Then, begin to hook the rings together to achieve the bulbous, cinched look for which balloon balances are popular. Once the resulting bunched fabric is as long as you need it to be (hold it up to your curtain rod to be sure), slip the curtain rod through the fabric rod pocket at the top of your curtains. Immediately fluff out the fabric pockets you created for a full, luxurious look.

Balloon valance window treatments can take some time to install and maintain, but they certainly add a lot of personality to statement windows.

They’re perhaps most suited to homes that have a distinct vintage or antique aesthetic, but can look good in farmhouse-chic homes as well. If you don’t have blinds and you like the heavy, formal look that balloon valances can contribute, they’re definitely worth a try.

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Solid color balloon valance curtain made in the USA. On the picture it's white, but the manufacturer offers 7 colors to be chosen from. This curtain is machine washable, and it serves primarily as a nice window treatment.

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