Do we love it? Dentil Cut Valances

Lately I find myself constantly drawn to these cut and trimmed valances:



In doing a little research I found out that the shape of them is known as dentil.



They seem to be used mainly in children's rooms, but I can't help to be drawn to them.



I did happen to find one version in an adult room that gives off quite the glam vibe.



Have you seen this type of valance in your inspiration files? Any images you want to share with me?

What are you feelings? Do you love it? Or can you leave it?

28 comments:

Babs Blog said...

Love it! In the right space, a dentil valance is the perfect way to add a little visual interest and a great pop of color.

Abby & Her Boys said...

I love it!

Hello Lover... said...

Love it - I think it adds a bit of a tailored look to the room and makes it a bit more modern!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I really love it!! I might just steal this look for a future room!

Bri @Meyouandawienerdog said...

I loved them but wasn't sure I could sew them well enough for my own curtains so I did a minnie version for my dogs bed here http://timmythewienerdog.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-08-24T09%3A29%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=7&reverse-paginate=true

I wanna try in my son's room but after doing the minnie version I realized how tedious it is.

Splendid Sass said...

LOve this post. The valances are gorgeous, and they would like just as beautiful anywhere else in the house.
Havea nice day.
Teresa

Lavender and Lilies said...

Very glam!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

yaa, we love it! I'm especially loving it in kids rooms :)

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Love them! Dentil is such a classic motif that I think can be used anywhere. Just take a look at all the classic architecture from the greeks and romans. I love the idea of doing it on a valance!

Courtney said...

eh, leave it. I'm not really a fan. They aren't horrible, but I wouldn't search out one. It reminds me of something that should belong on the edge of a Disney castle.

Mrs. Chic said...

I think they look cute in kids rooms - in adult rooms it looks like a hotel and not a bedroom

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

And dija know that 'dentil' comes from dentin...as in teeth. I guess they look like gapped out teeth.

I think they look nice on outside overhangs. I'm sure it could look good in a bedroom if it's done right.

NK said...

They are nice, however, I wouldn't put one in my home. Not my thing at all, too "polished". However, love the last image, very glamorous.

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Yeah, Not a "valance" kinda girl. Just me though. It feels dated to me.

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

The dentil shape is a classic design that can be found in moldings in traditional homes and has been around for hundreds of years. I would use this design in a lovely formal dining room or living area as well as a bedroom. Depending on the fabric and trim it can appear very formal or playful and whimsical.

Leah said...

i've noticed them a lot too lately! i'm not usually a lover of valances b/c they look pretty formal to me, but this one i love!

Laura Trevey said...

Yes, I do love it!!

Meredith said...

absolutely love it and would love to try something like this in my bedroom!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

These are very pretty, and I haven't given them much thought before. I say thumbs up!

Laura said...

Love it! Such a classic look.

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

Yes! Love it. I just had an awning done for my back door and had this trim applied. I wasn't in need of a valance, so I just did the next best thing!

kayce hughes said...

Love them!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love it on the valances but not so much on crown molding :)

bazaarofserendipity said...

me too!!! so funny i was gonna blog about this! great minds! and i love btw!!!

Starfish & Sundresses said...

Just came across this photo from House Beautiful and immediately thought of your post. Looks like it might be a guest bedroom?

http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/beautiful-designer-bedrooms

xx

paula said...

LOVE them!

Emily @ Timeless Paper said...

This weekend I was at the Juliska warehouse sale in CT and thought of you when I saw the dentil cut awnings on the shop. I just blogged about my experience and posted dentil photos for you.

Jacquelyn said...

I LOVE dentil valances! So much more interesting than plain old drapes.