If you are a homeowner in Canterbury, NH, and you’re looking for high quality and custom window treatments, look no further. Rod Ladman’s Window Designs will help your vision come to life.

drapes in canterbury NHAre you looking for Window Treatments for your Canterbury NH home? How about Blinds?, Drapes?, Shades?, Plantation Shutters? Look no further, our window design company is based in central nh and sells, installs, and repairs any kind of custom window decor (and has been doing so for more than 40 years).

Owner Rod Ladman has extensive experience installing high quality window treatments and takes absolute pride in making sure the customer gets exactly what they are looking for- and guarantees that result 100% of the time- When you need advice, he is always there. His suggestions to homeowners have resulted in many magnificent window displays.

Over the many years, Rod has owned his own window treatment stores and worked with dozens of designers all across New England. There is just no substitute for dealing with a service provider who has seen it all and done it all. As an authorized Hunter Douglas dealer, he has access to their whole catalog.

If you’re looking for one-of-a kind treatments. Rod has teamed up with designer and fabricator Karin Conn, (who also has decades of experience)and she can make any kind of soft furnishing you can imagine. Between them, they are a decorating powerhouse! To top it off, Rod was also a professional painter and wall coverings expert, so he has a good eye for tying a “whole room” together – you create the vision – they can make it happen

We service not only the greater Canterbury NH area, but anywhere in Merrimack, Belknap, Carroll, and Grafton counties

We are authorized dealers for Alta, Graber, J.Geiger, Horizons, Norman, and Comfortex also

Looking for custom-made Draperies, Curtains, Valances, etc?, please see our sister site Draperies NH

Here are just some of the window treatments we can help you with:

    • Window Blinds
    • Vertical Blinds
    • Venetian Blinds
    • Wooden Blinds
    • Window Shades
    • Roller Shades
    • Custom-Made Drapery
    • Faux Wood Blinds
    • Pleated Shades
    • Roman Shades
    • Solar Shades
    • Room-Darkening Shades
    • Custom-Made Valances
    • Custom-Made Cornices
    • Cellular Shades
    • Woven Wood Shades
    • Plantation Shutters
    • Custom-Made Curtains
    • Custom-Made Sheers
    • Custom-Made Roman Shades
    • Drapery Hardware

All About Valances

VALANCE is an all-encompassing term used for a range of treatments that are designed to be purely decorative. It is a soft fabric window treatment, one that is usually draped, gathered, or folded. It covers no more than the upper third of the window glass, and generally covers much less. Valances can take many forms-from from simple bds of fabric to elaborate arrangements with gathers and pleats. A valance in canterbury nh living roomvalance can accompany drapery or stand alone.

While a valance does not contribute to privacy or light blockage (except minimally), It does allow a way toi add color and interest to a window. to visually balance curtains or shutters below, and to add another layer of decoration that can that can be enhanced by cords, gayhers, pleats , and trim. From a practical point of view, it hoides any unattractive hardware that belongs to underneath treatments, such as plain curtain rods and shade rollers. It also softens hard treatments, such as plain curtain rods and shade rollers. it alsp softens hard treatments, such as wood or metal blinds.

PROPER PROPORTIONS The valance should be in proportion to the window. This means that is should not be so long that it blocks the light or so short that it looks like a skimpy afterthought on the window, Longer windows means longer valances. Valances are generally between 10 and 16 inches long, including the heading and any trim at the lower edge. Valances that involve generous swoops and folds of fabric, such as some variations of the balloon valance , may be a little longer to accommodate the the abundance of fabric. If the valance has tails, they should fall one third of the way down the window

Several other factors will influence the proportions of your vance. For an outside mount, the valance should be longer so that it extends to a pleasing point on the window glass. For an inside mount, the valance should be shorter. If your window has mullions or defined panes, avoid having the lower edge of the valance fall just short of the horizontal bar. The result will be an unattractive, chopped off look. If the valabce is installed over floor length curtains, it should be longer so it is in proportion to the expanse of fabric underneath. In this scenario, a valance with tails could be a dramatic topper extending one third of the way down the draperies at the sides of the window.

valance in merrimack county nhSTYLES A valance can be pleated, gathered, shirred, or smooth. The fabric can match the rest of the window dressing, introduce a note of contrast, or repeat a fabric or color used elsewhere in the room. It can be hung on a decorative rod or a plain rod. The lower edge of the valance can be treated in a number of ways, It can be shaped, trimmed with a contrasting band, fringed, or adorned with a decorative edging, such as lace or braid. It can longer at the sides than in the center. The upper edge can have looped cords, rosettes, bows, or tassela. These details, too, can be echoed elsewhere in the room, such as on a pillow.

For durability and to ensure that they hang properly, many valances are lined.However, light and breezy styles, such as those made from lace, voile, or other semi-transparent fabrics, are not lined. A lining can be eliminated if the valance is made from a particularly crisp fabric such as chintz or taffeta. When selecting a valance, choose a style that is compatible with your overall decor.For example, a gathered valance would look out of place in a contemporary setting, whereas a pleated or geometrically shaped one might be an excellent choice. Many pleated valances work well with formal settings, while balloon valances are frequently a good choice in a Victorian decor

HARDWARE The hardware for valances is as diversified as that for curtains. In some cases the the hardware and the style of the valance work together to create the overall effect. Decorative rods are a particularly good choice for tabbed valances. Clear rods are available for near-invisible of lace and sheer valances. Double rods mean only one set of hardware for valances and draperies. Triple rods can accommodate an inner curtain, too. Some rods such as wide continental rods and those with arched tops, actually create the shape of the valance. Install the valance rod so the sides of the valance extend slightly beyond any underneath treatment.