Mock Roman Shades are stationary shades that do not raise or lower. They are inoperable and function as a valance, although they look like a shade. This relaxed Roman valance shade has a center pleat, which gives it enough fullness to allow the bottom to create a swag shape or graceful curve. This style is a transitional style that works well in offices, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and hallways, as the choice of home decor fabric can make it either more feminine or masculine. A relaxed mock Roman valance is also a good choice to conserve fabric yardage, as the style only uses about a yard more than the finished length of the valance (if the valance is one width wide).

Pro Tip: Use smaller diameter PVC as a lower weight rod to keep the bottom of the valance from pulling inward. The PVC pipe can be covered with lining fabric, so that it is not visible from the outside of the window.