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.

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.

Fun With Florals

This 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.

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 HGTV fan ffldbeachgal.

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 HGTV fan JennGing.

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.

Versatile Nursery

HGTV fan 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.

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 HGTV fan MyFirstDesignProject.

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 HGTV fan LittleCrownInteriors.

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