How to Hang a Valance Over a Vertical Blind

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Things You'll Need

  • Valance

  • L brackets

  • 5/8 inch Phillips head screws

  • Screwdriver

  • Level

  • Measuring tape

  • Pencil

  • Stud finder

Wooden Valance

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.


Step 1

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.

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Step 2

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.


Step 3

Install the L brackets according to your measurements.

Step 4

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.


Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.


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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