Simply put, they're called valances. Valances are stationary, meaning that they don't move. Shades can also be hung above a window, which are functional window treatments that can be moved up or down. Most people know what shades are, so we'll focus on valances in this post.
Light blocking strips (called Light Blockers) are available on most Blinds.com roller shades and can be ordered at the same time during the configuration process. Roller shades naturally have large gaps to the sides of the fabric so these light blocking strips are the perfect solution for maximum light control.
Add Vinyl Light Gap Blockers
Light blocking strips (or Light Blockers) are an adhesive vinyl strip that can be attached to your window frame and will obstruct those pesky gaps. These are typically used in tandem with blackout window treatments but can be used to simply reduce the light coming in from the sides.
Create a window scarf by draping sheer fabric over a curtain rod, so it drapes down in front. If you want to switch up the look, hang the curtain fabric at various angles or use two different shades to add more color to your windows.
A curtain knob consists of a decorative metal or wooden knob projecting directly out from the wall next to the curtain. The width of the knob serves to hold the curtain from spilling back into the window.
Valance. The valance is a decorative piece that covers the headrail of blinds/shades.
A dormer is a roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the plane of a pitched roof. A dormer window (also called dormer) is a form of roof window.
Swags are loose fabric wrappings over a curtain rod that soften the appearance of a window treatment and add a casual, sometimes sophisticated note, to a room's decor. A swag may be used alone on a window that gets no shades or curtains, or it can be layered over drapes instead of a formal valance.
An awning or overhang is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building.
How to tie curtains: Wrap the tieback around each curtain. Pull the curtain back and secure the tieback to the hook on the wall, making sure the curtain covers it. Adjust the curtain above the tieback to achieve a straight or more drapey look.
Where to put curtain tie backs. The rule of thumb here, as with hold backs, is to position curtain tie backs a third of the way up from where the curtain ends. So, you would take the full curtain drop length, divide by three and position one third of the way up from the bottom.
Sheers and drapes: The most common and practical method for layering curtains. Use double brackets and double curtain rods to layer a sheer curtain under an opaque or blackout drape or curtain. This technique allows sunlight to shine through while still maintaining privacy.
Finding panels to put behind sheer curtains
By choosing a liner that's the same shade (or a shade darker) than the sheer panel, you essentially preserve the color of the sheer panel. In other words, you won't see an unsightly liner peeking through the sheer. Instead, it will all look like seamless, rich color.
To make your room pitch black during the day, tape foil over your windows to block sunlight. Then, close your blinds or curtains over the foil to get rid of any light that's still coming through.
Apply 2 or 3 small velcro strips to your drape and the wall on both sides of the window. When the light comes in from the sides of your drapes, using velcro to hold the drape against the wall will prevent any light from coming through.
The roof overhang refers to how much the edge of the roof goes beyond the house siding. Under the overhang is a structure known as the soffit. Most homes have an overhang, however, length varies greatly depending on the architectural style of the roof, with slate roofs having longer overhangs typically.