A box-pleated valance hangs straight down over the window, thanks to its stitched pleats. It’s generally attached to the window with an L-shaped rod. It hides and protects the curtain tracks so it will last even longer. It is also used as a Top Decorative that will help decorate not only the window but also the wall itself.
Upholstered headboards also help protect the wall behind your bed. If you go without a headboard entirely, the wallpaper or paint will be rubbed down by your pillows, quickly looking worn as a result. If you use a traditional headboard with open slates or metalwork, the wall still won't be too protected because objects can slip through them to strike it. Upholstered headboards can be made quite large, and they cover the entire wall behind them to provide complete protection. Nothing can slip through to strike the wall, and any bumps will be absorbed by the filling.