I bought 3 sets of valances as I was not sure what would look best in the kitchen. In addition to this one, I chose one with a brown background with brown & aqua leaves and another set was the ivory with French script valances with black piping. All three valances were beautiful and exceptional high quality. I chose to keep the Document Fossil trimmed in dark brown with a light beige or "natural" color because it was more subtle and not as busy of a pattern as the others. Overstock showed the valances I chose pulled straight across the window. Unless the bottom of the valance has the "S" curve on it, it is not attractive stretched just straight across. I bought 2 panels for two large windows side by side with one drapery rod and the valances are slightly gathered since there was excess fabric. I bought a third valance to go over a smaller window and I also gathered that one. The gathered look on the valances look so much more expensive and unique than the fabric pulled straight across. I am extremely happy with the Document Fossil valances and the other two patterns that I ordered were beautiful as well. One cannot find any valances anywhere close as beautiful and as high quality as these in a store. Most stores do not even carry valances any longer.
I ordered two to fit my window that is 60 inches wide. The fabric is quality, the floral pattern is beautiful. They are lined with a plain linen colored material. The pleated ruffled is sage green and cranberry checked, in which compliments the floral pattern perfectly. From far away the ruffle looks brown checked. The valance required no ironing as they were packaged neatly and the weight of the material corrected any folds. I have two valances spanning 5 feet on a standard white rod without any sagging or need for a support bracket. The material allows you to shape the valance in any shape you want. I spread out the valance more in the middle of the two valances and pleated the corners. It looks like I have two cornices side by side. The picture shows the valance a little more vivid than they actually are, the colors are still beautiful but a little more muted than shown. They look absolutely stunning. Beautiful to look at. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Very attractive valances, match perfectly with the Madison Park Whitman Blue Bed in a Bag set or comforter. The colors and pattern are very attractive, and would look nice in any room with blue, gray, brown, and/or cream colors. Good value.
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