Adding Color and Pattern With Window Valances

Valances, or short curtains that cover the top portion of a window, are a great place to experiment with color and pattern in your home. Get inspired by these 10 vibrant valances for every room.

  • counry kitchen features tongue and groove paneling

    Country Flair

    Suspended above the kitchen sink by painted, wooden eggs, a valance in chicken toile fabric adds country style to this traditional kitchen. Design by Sue Adams.

  • quaint country combined living space

    Fun With Florals

    A floral-print valance picks up a bit of the vibrant pink that adorns this dining room's walls while also adding a touch of complementary green. Design by Sue Adams.

  • travertine tiled traditional master bathroom

    Emphasizing a Focal Point

    Designer Jone Pence topped this traditional bathroom's window with a checkered valance, drawing attention to the window and the elegant, tiled tub.

  • Peaceful in Paisley

    Valances made from a soft blue paisley fabric enhance the airy atmosphere of this bedroom while also complementing the comforter. Bubble valances above the window seat create a particularly inviting nook for reading or relaxing. Design by Rate My Space user ffldbeachgal.

  • tin backsplash adds to country kitchen charm

    An Appetizing Addition

    Designer Sue Adams added flavor to these windows with colorful valances in a kitchen-appropriate fabric covered in peaches, pears and apples. The warm colors in the window treatments set off the red cabinetry.

  • Chic in Pink

    Valances in a polka-dot print pop against black Roman shades and add just the right amount of traditional pink to this girl's nursery. Design by Rate My Space user JennGing.

  • opulent red powder room

    Mirrored Patterns

    The custom, silk bubble valances in this opulent bathroom echo the delicate floral pattern found in the hand-painted mirror. Design by Shelly Riehl David.

  • Pastel Green Nursery Valance

    Versatile Nursery

    Rate My Space user meliejg wanted to keep the decor of her nursery neutral. A green valance trimmed with warm stripes adds a splash of color while creating a space suitable for either a boy or a girl.

  • Gold Bathroom with White Bathtub

    Palette Perfection

    The brown valance topping the window of this master bathroom perfectly blends with the faux-painted walls and warm color palette, but a subtle pattern helps it stand out. Design by Rate My Space user MyFirstDesignProject.

  • Blue and Red Nursery

    Subtle Stripes

    A gray valance with thin, white stripes adds a hint of pattern and texture to this nursery, while red ribbon brings the room's color scheme together. Design by Rate My Space user LittleCrownInteriors.

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