Add vibrancy with window valances

Valances are a great way to add vibrancy to your windows. Essentially, valances sit on top of your windows and, unlike curtains or drapes, they do not extend all of the way down. Since valances use less material than traditional window coverings, they are a great way to experiment with patterns and colors. Take a look at some decorating ideas from that will help you use valances in your own home.

  • Above roman shades: "Valances in a polka-dot print pop against black Roman shades and add just the right amount of traditional pink to a girl's nursery," writes HGTV. 
  • Bathrooms: Valances look especially great in the bathroom. Choose a patterned valance to liven up the white structures in your powder room. A valance placed right above a bathroom window or mirror looks especially chic.
  • Florals: Floral valances look amazing in nearly every room of your home ranging from the kitchen to the living room. The key is to match the flower in the material to the shade of your design scheme. For instance, if your walls are painted purple, make this color come alive with a lilac or violet themed valance.
  • Reading nook: Valances create a comfy and cozy reading nook. Try placing bubble valances above a seating area and curl up with a good book. Look for plush throw-pillows that match the color of the window fashions.

If you're looking for custom window treatments, be sure to contact Ruffell & Brown Window Fashions for an at-home appointment. Our experts can help you select the right material, pattern and style of window coverings for your home!