Does a valance go over the mattress?

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.

Can you put a valance on a bed frame?

By adding a valance to your bed, you can easily cover up your bed base and hide any unwanted things! 4. Valances are designed so that it can protect your bed base from getting dirty and dusty. By simply adding a valance to your bed base, you will increase the longevity of your ensemble.

What is the difference between a valance and a fitted valance?

A Base Valance covers the bottom of a divan bed and is fitted under the mattress. A Sheet Valance covers the mattress and the bottom of the bed and is fitted over the mattress, acting as the fitted sheet as well as the Valance.

Can you use a fitted sheet as a valance?

Yes, you can use a fitted sheet as a valance or a bed skirt. Since the goal of valances and bed skirts is to cover the box spring and the more unattractive bottom portion of your bed, using a fitted sheet is an easy and inexpensive way to achieve a stylish look.

Are valance sheets old fashioned?

Also known as pelmets, window valances are a reminder of bygone days. Boxy and overly formal, these window dressings were adored during the Baroque era and quickly found their way back into our homes in the 20th century. Often made from a heavily patterned jacquard material, window valances instantly age a room.

Do you need a valance on a divan bed?

Divan bases are now covered in rather nice, plain fabric, rather than the old way of using the same fabric as the mattress. You don’t need a valance if the fabric is plain canvas etc.

What is the sheet that covers the base of a bed called?

Bottom Sheet or Fitted Sheet A bottom sheet, or fitted sheet, is the sheet with the elastic edge that fits over your mattress—hence the name “bottom” or “fitted” sheet.