Also referred to as top treatments, valance designs are numerous. They may be as simple as a banded pendant or as formal as multiple layers of fringed swags and jabots. Valances may be mounted on a board for a cornice look or hung on a decorative pole for a more open appearance. Medallions, or ‘knobs,’ are also a popular hardware choice for valances, as well as drapery panels. Consideration should be given to the dimensions of the room and the style of the treatment when determining drop/length, width, contrast fabrics, trims, etc.