Valances are fabric or lace trim that is hung from a rod above a window. Valances can be made to hang straight down, off one side of the rod, or off both sides of the rod. They are sometimes called ruffled valances. Valances are the perfect way to add a feminine touch and accentuate your windows. There are many different types of valances, and each is defined by its style or form. Straight-drop valences hang straight down from the rod or window frame without any gathering at all. They can be made in various widths depending