Every bed should have a valance. It decorates a room, gives to it an air of pretty simpliclty and is often a place to hide away a bos where room is scarce. The swiss valauce is the best; It can be renovated and Iooks, if well done up. as fresh as a daisy. These dainty aeci'ssories look particularly well for brass bedsteads. When united with covers of wüite and pillowshams on the same order, the scheme is indeed an attraetive one.