Which Type of Bed Valance is Right For Me?

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Which Type of Bed Valance is Right for Me?bed-valance-in-duck-egg


If you want to give your bedroom a classic touch, then it's time to invest in an ultra-sophisticated bed valance. Not only do they look stunning in any setting, but they're silky smooth to make dropping off a doddle.

Keep reading as we reveal everything there is to know about these must-have accessories, including the benefits and the difference between base valances and sheet valances. Plus, we'll also help you choose the best style to complement your interiors.


What is a bed valance?


Bed valances are a type of decorative sheet that hides the base of your bed. Thanks to their unbeatable versatility, they're suitable for single beds, king-sized beds, four-poster beds and everything in between.

You can choose from various fabrics, depending on your needs. We create bed valances using easy-care 50/50 poly-cotton, 100% Egyptian cotton and 100% heavy cotton. Whatever your preference, the high thread counts promise to caress your skin while you nap.

Best of all, bespoke bed valances are made to order, meaning they'll fit snugly to any mattress depth. You can even find adjustable bed valances specifically designed for electric beds.


What are the benefits of a bed valance?


Bed valances hide a multitude of sins by disguising your under-bed storage or unattractive divan bases. You can select frilled, single pleat or box pleat styles in whatever colour takes your fancy.

Alongside transforming lacklustre sleeping spaces into cosy cocoons, bed valances also have plenty of practical benefits. They combat chilly drafts rising from the floor, making them ideal for the winter months, and significantly reduce the risk of bed bugs and dust mites.


What’s the difference between a base valance and a sheet valance?


While there are many types of bed valance, they fall into two main categories – base valance and sheet valance.



A base valance is fitted underneath the mattress and covers the bottom of the bed. A sheet valance is fitted over the mattress, acting as both a fitted sheet and a valance.

Both are equally attractive, but sheet valances serve a dual purpose for busy family households and bed makers who don’t want the hassle of lifting their mattress. You can wash everything at once and remaking your bed is a breeze.

Base valances might be better for people who want more design options for their sheets. However, they are more of a commitment because you have to move your mattress to do laundry.


4 types of bed valance for your sleeping space


1.Base valance


You can't go wrong with a traditional base valance, also known as a base valance sheet or a bed skirt. It fits seamlessly underneath your mattress and over the divan, adding a dash of intrigue to uninspiring bed bases.

We make our base valances in-house to suit every bed dimension and mattress depth. You'll also find a broad spectrum of colour options, including oatmeal, blush pink and slate grey. If you're feeling fancy, why not add complementary cushions and curtains to complete the look? Using the same fabric will tie the aesthetic together perfectly.


2.Valance sheet


A fitted valance sheet is multifunctional and creates a sleek finish with little effort. It covers your mattress like a fitted sheet and features a drop frill to conceal your divan base.

Come laundry day, fitted valance sheets make the whole process easier. Instead of battling with bucket loads of linen, you can simply take off your combined sheet and valance while the mattress stays in place.


3.Easy fit valanceeasy-fit-valance-in-white


Haven't got time to grapple with traditional bed valances? Then choose an easy fit valance. Unlike standard bed skirts, our easy-fit designs have a sticky-backed Velcro strip that attaches to your divan. You don't have to lift your mattress (which is a task for the strongest of us) or struggle to squeeze the valance over the bed's base.


4.Split corner valance


A split corner valance is the best option for metal bedsteads and some four-poster beds. It accommodates unique frames by having breaks in the frill, meaning it'll hang neatly over the corners without tangling.


Ready to browse our bed valances and valance sheets?


Here at Victoria Linen, we're serious about providing unparalleled comfort. That's why we offer a treasure chest of bed valances and valance sheets to suit every frame size and mattress depth.

Whatever style you choose, you're sure to adore the high thread counts, luxurious fabrics and charming colours. Read our in-depth bed valance guide if you'd like to learn more about our products.

If you have any questions, contact our friendly team on 01706 220020 or email info@victorialinen.co.uk and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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