How to Hang a Valance Over a Vertical Blind


A valance is a great way to cover the mechanism of vertical blinds while adding a personal touch. This is an fairly easy project most any homeowner can complete, and it will add a bit of flair to any window in the home, even a patio door.

Things You'll Need

  • Valance
  • L brackets
  • 5/8 inch Phillips head screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Level
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Stud finder
  • Mark the area where the valance will be attached to the wall above the vertical blinds. Locate the studs with the stud finder and mark their location with the pencil.

  • Measure from the top of the window or door frame to the height needed for the L brackets. This is determined by the height of the valance. Measure the inside front of the valance and calculate how much of the vertical blind you'll cover with the valance.

  • Install the L brackets according to your measurements.

  • Some valances will require more support than others, so make certain that enough brackets are installed on the studs that will give the valance the support it needs.

  • After the L brackets are installed, set the valance on them and press it back to the wall. Secure temporarily with a few of the 5/8 inch screws.

  • Verify that the valance is straight by placing the level on the top of the valance. Adjust if needed. Once the valance is level, secure it to the L brackets with the 5/8 inch screws.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be certain to drive the screws all the way in.
  • Do not over-tighten any of the screws as this could cause the valance to fall.

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