This kitchen had many large windows with plenty of room above them. With so many hard surfaces in the room such as the cupboards, counter tops, table and chairs, hardwood floors etc., a little softness was needed. Valances did just the trick. Here we used a subtle print and added double pinch pleats uniformly spaced to make up the valance. As an added feature, covered buttons, pulling out the blue in the fabric, were attached at the base of each pleat. These valances were hung many inches above the window filling up the empty space and giving the windows more height.