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Custom Drapery

Just as window treatments like blinds, shades, and shutters cover your windows, drapery and valances cover your window treatments with style. Top treatments provide extra light control and an additional element of design to your windows and rooms. Let our team at Unusual Designs custom create them according to the flow and ambience of your room: showstopping drapes give drama to living rooms, airy curtains give a casual feel to bedrooms, and fabric valances give simple comfort to breakfast rooms. Also just like window treatments, your choice of top treatment is important depending on your privacy, light control, and other personal needs.

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Custom valances aren’t the outdated top treatments that garishly adorned your grandmother’s windows. Valances are easy, simple, no-fuss top treatments that are utilized to soften the harsh lines of modern homes. They can be used on their own for a modern look but are most often paired with window treatments to give rooms height and dimension. Being fixed to the top of a window, they don’t add as much privacy and light control as drapes. However, they are often installed out of reach of children and pets and have no cords, making them family-safe top treatment options.

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The subtle style of valances can be utilized throughout your home, unlike drapes, and can decorate multiple windows and multiple rooms without being ostentatious or out of place. Valances easily shape windows into arches and curves without changing the window frame and impeding too much on your outside views. Straight-edged valances sophisticate rooms with minimalistic design and ruffled and scalloped valances and window swags create a rustic, bucolic feel. Choose the fabrics and shapes that best match your home’s style and highlight its individuality: well-made, custom valances can increase your home’s value by providing a unique element to your room.

Drapery, valances, curtains, and other top treatments from Unusual Designs near Newport News, Virginia (VA)


Drapery offers more light control and privacy, making it especially useful for large expanses of glass or windows that face outside traffic. Close them to darken rooms more completely than window treatments alone, and part them to frame windows and allow light in. They give fullness to your windows and the cascade of fabric folds acts as a break from the flatness of your walls. Customize your drapes with our unique fabrics and fabrics from the exclusive Hunter Douglas Design Studio™, which features designs from esteemed fabric designers like Rebecca Atwood, Marcie Bronkar, and Seema Krish that liven a home.

Design Studio™ Side Panels and Drapery come in two-finger pinch pleat, two-finger European pinch pleat and grommet, and two-finger pinch pleat, two-finger European pinch pleat and ripple fold styles, respectively. All fabrics excluding sheers come with a light-filtering or room-darkening liner depending on your needs, and Hunter Douglas drapery is operable manually or with the proprietary PowerView® Automation.

Our side panels, curtains, and drapery are custom-made for a trusted uniformity that makes them stun in your rooms. The Hunter Douglas Fabrics by the Yard™ service allows Hunter Douglas fabrics to be cut for the creation and coordination of other home accents, and Hunter Douglas conveniently offers customers custom pillows in 22” square and 12” x 16” oblong shapes.

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Unusual Designs prides itself on being your local interior design resource. Our experts help our customers find the right window treatments, flooring, furniture, paint, and wallpaper for them and their personal tastes. Call or contact us today for more information on our drapery and valances and see for yourself how top treatments can elevate the design of your rooms. Our showroom is in Newport News, VA, and we are proud to use our over thirty years of industry experience to expertly serve the Newport News, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Gloucester, Yorktown, Poquoson, and Portsmouth, Virginia communities as well as their surrounding areas.

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