WALK INTO THE WINDOW TREATMENT section of any major home center and you’ll be amazed at the expansive selection of designer-style drapery poles, rods, and finials. Pairing a tab -top valance with a chic new rod is great way to dress windows quickly for a professionally styled look. Be inventive with the tabs-think tassels, contrast ties, ribbons, buttons, nautical roping, hair scrunchies - anything that can be sewn to the top of a valance and looped over a pole will work. Another plus for over-the-pole valances is that they require minimal yardage.

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