How to Put On a Valance Sheet


  1. Buy the perfect valance sheet for your bed in the right size. Measure your box spring or lower mattress, including the width , length, and height, before purchasing. Measure from the floor to the top of the bed base for height when it's put on your bed frame. To ensure maximum coverage, find a valance that is about one inch longer than this length. This will usually be between 35 and 45 centimetres in height, but it will depend on the style and design of your bed.
  2. Wash the valance sheet. Following the manufacturer's instructions, wash the bed valance. This will make the material soften and help to remove wrinkles. By occasionally washing the bed valance with a vacuum hose and a soft-bristled hose attachment, you can make each wash last longer. If the bed valance comes wrinkled out of the washer or dryer, iron it according to instructions from the manufacturers. Ironing your bed valance will give it a crisp look that completes the decor of your bed, but make sure that you pay attention to any pleats or specifics that the bed valance might have.
  3. Take your mattress off the bed. For big, heavy mattresses, this role can involve two persons. Remove the mattress and bedding from the bed base for the simplest installation. Set them aside in a position where they can be quickly manoeuvred, as it can be difficult to bring the mattress back on the base without shifting the bed valance. To make the task easier, you can keep the sheets, mattress pad and blankets on the mattress if you wish, but you can of course remove them if you prefer.
  4. Place the valance on the bed base, much like a flat sheet on a mattress. Carefully position it, so the corners and edges match properly. Try to line up the seams of the valance sheet (the lines where the fabric is sewn together) with the bed base 's edges. Buy a valance sheet that has four hanging edges if your headboard is not flush with the wall and you want your valance sheet to show from every angle.
  5. Place the valance around the bed base for elastic valance. There are only three hanging edges for certain valance sheets; in that case, the fourth edge would line up with the headboard. The head of the mattress would not have a valance in the case of three-sided valances. Carefully adjust the bed skirt, so the corners and edges match properly.
  6. Place it back on the bed with the mattress. Replace the mattress or bottom mattress on top of the box spring. Instead of sliding the mattress back, try lifting and placing it. You will ensure that your bed skirt stays relatively in place in this way. It might be better to have one individual keep the bed skirt in place while the other places the mattress if you have another person helping you. Consider buying special clips that allow you to clip the bed skirt in place and prevent it from moving or slipping if you're having trouble sliding the mattress back onto the bed.
  7. Adjust the valance. To hang properly, adjust the remainder of the valance sheet. Fluff, or smooth where appropriate, for ruffled bed skirt designs. Adjust folds to hang smoothly in front and inside the pleats for personalised bed skirt designs. Now you can use the rest of your bed linen to cover up the bed.

We don't offer valance sheets as part of our range unfortunately, but if it's linen fitted sheets or linen flat sheets, you're after, we've got you covered.