Valances Buying Guide

Create a polished, designer-look window treatment, make a window look taller, or hide unsightly hardware with an elegant valance. Valances work well over curtains, blinds, or shades, or simply on their own.

Types of Valances

Types of Valances

Valances run horizontally across the top of a window. Variations emphasize shape, style, coverage, and soft or hard construction.

Scarf Valance

If you're looking for simple yet elegant treatment, drape a sheer scarf or two gracefully over a curtain rod. Switch to a slightly heavier fabric, perhaps gently pleated, for a more formal look. Scarf valances are easy to install -- just use a few pins to keep the fabric in place.

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Asstd National Brand
$60.00

Add a touch of elegance to your home dcor with our scarf valance, featuring a modern look and flowing style. 50x144" sold individu...ally polyester washable imported read more

Asstd National Brand
$60.00

Add a touch of elegance to your home dcor with our scarf valance, featuring a modern look and flowing style. 50x144" sold individu...ally polyester washable imported read more

Asstd National Brand
$60.00

Add a touch of elegance to your home dcor with our scarf valance, featuring a modern look and flowing style. 50x144" sold individu...ally polyester washable imported read more

Swag Valance

These traditional valances often drape across the top and down both sides of a window. Swags are like scarves but use heavier fabric, sometimes arranged with a peak in the center and "tails" on the ends. Fabric choice -- from casual muslin to formal velvet -- and lined or unlined construction determines the decorative effect.

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Heritage Lace Inc.
$36.39

The Dogwood Swag offers an exquisite finish to the top of any window. Its allover, lacy dogwood flower pattern maintains good cove...rage while allowing light to stream in beautifully. A staggered scalloped bottom adds an elegant touch to the design.... read more

Heritage Lace Inc.
$33.99

Finish off your rustic window theme with the Woodland Window Swag. The beautiful lacework design featuring a delightful pinecone s...pray motif adds simple yet sophisticated charm to any window in your home. read more

Heritage Lace Inc.
$28.99

Finish off your rustic window theme with the Woodland Window Swag. The beautiful lacework design featuring a delightful pinecone s...pray motif adds simple yet sophisticated charm to any window in your home. read more

$29.99

Dress your window in country chic charm with the Bistro Plaid Kitchen Window Curtain Swag Pair. Featuring a classic plaid pattern ...in blue and green hues, this pair will put the finishing touch on your space. read more

Balloon Valance

For these valances, a length of fabric is doubled, gathered, and stuffed with tissue paper for fullness. Popular over multipane and bay windows, balloon valances add extravagant vintage detail.

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Cotton Tale
$44.99

Complete the look of your nursery with this lovely Nightingale Balloon Valance from Cotton Tale. The sweet valance has a pin tuck ...design with double layers of champagne tulle and two adorable bows. Color: Pink/white Pattern: Nightingale Pin tuck poly... read more

Cotton Tale
$52.99

Sweet Simple is a beautiful combination of soft colors and beautiful patterns. All Cotton Tale patterns are made using the finest ...quality materials and are uniquely designed to create an elegant and sophisticated nursery. The valance measures 18 inches... read more

RLF HOME
$48.49

Add color and design to your home easily with this convenient and beautiful window valance. The style showcases a taffeta plaid ba...lloon valance in popular blue and yellow with adjustable poufs. Valance Type: Balloon Product Features: Energy Efficient,... read more

Cotton Tale Designs
$59.00 $42.40

Dimensions: 50L x 17W in.. Rod pocket hanging. Made of pink poly satin and champagne tulle. Solid pink with floral patterned trim.... Machine wash in cold water; tumble or line dry. Coordinates with Nightingale bedding set. Cap off her window in sweet style with the Cotton Tale Designs Nightingale Balloon Valance. This elegant balloon valance features a layer of chic champagne tulle and bow details. This pretty window topper coordinates with the rest of the items in the Nightingale Collection. read more

Tailored Valance

Other valance styles showcase designer details. Crenellated valances feature a wavy or notched bottom edge. A Winchester valance has a scalloped bottom trimmed with fringe or beads. An ascot valance comes to a dramatic tasseled point, and a box-pleated valance sets a formal tone. A lambrequin is shaped from stiffened fabric to frame the sides of a window, sometimes to the floor.

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Croscill
$59.99

To complete the bedding collection, the valance has embroidery across the top, all on the white cotton which allows the light to p...eer through your window. The iconic Croscill attention to detail is present on every item in this beautiful collection.... read more

Croscill
$41.21 $39.99

The Caribou Tailored Valance is an arresting plaid with a single floral stripe contrast detail. 88 inches x 15 inches Valance Type...: Tailored Style: Casual Material: All Polyester Pattern: Nature Window Treatment Header Type: Rod Pocket Fabric Care: Dry... read more

Croscill
$62.49 $59.99

The Clayra Tailored valance uses the embroidered Jacobean. Includes one tailored valance Valance Type: Tailored Material: All Cott...on Style: Formal Pattern: Floral Window Treatment Header Type: Rod Pocket Fabric Care: Dry Clean Color: Blue Dimensions:... read more

Improvements
$24.99

The Logan Check Tailored Curtain Pairs feature a cheery gingham check print, a perennial decoration favorite.Choose your style: ti...ered, tailored, Bradford or scallop, then choose your color. These cheery and artistic window panels all feature a classic... read more

Cornice

The basic plywood cornice is a three-sided box (open on the bottom) mounted on the wall with L brackets. This structure can be painted, wallpapered, or upholstered in a layer of batting and fabric.

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RLF HOME
$49.99

This gorgeous floral print cornice valance in 100 percent cotton duck fabric lends a touch of elegance to any dining room or livin...g room decor. The retro appeal of the scalloped edge and the ivory toile with green, gold, pink and purple accents make this traditional valance an understated but classic statement for any window. This unique antique-style toile cornice valance brings a touch of class to any living room, dining room or bedroom. The ivory lining and 100 percent rayon twisted cord trim give this valance a stunning look. This valance fits windows up to 48 inches but can be gathered for smaller windows or combined with other valances for larger windows. Set includes: One valance Pattern: Antique toile Color options: Multicolor Curtain style: Valance Construction: Rod pocket Pocket measures: 3-inch rod pocket that fits up to a 2.5 inches continental or regular rod Lining: Ivory lining, 70-percent polyester, 30-percent cotton Dimensions: 50 inches wide x 17 inches long Tiebacks included: No Energy saving: No Materials: 100-percent cotton duck fabric Care instructions: Vacuum for dust, spot clean Trim: 100-percent rayon twisted cord read more

Bali
$109.99 $88.00

Few elements give weight and import to window treatments like the Bali Fabric Cornice. These architectural pieces add style and wa...rmth to your window, while providing a great option for tying together your d?cor. Bali Fabric Cornices are available in 4... read more

RLF HOME
$64.99

Detail any room in your home with this lovely top curtain that features a charming striped pattern, printed on cotton. A lovely Wa...verly stripe in shades of red, green, and beige and is made into a cornice valance. Fully lined and finished with a coordinating twisted cord along the bottom edge. Measuring 17 inches long x 50 inches wide and featuring a 3-inch rod pocket, the valance fits perfectly on a window up to 48 inches wide and can either be gathered for smaller windows or add multiples for larger treatments. We recommend Spot cleaning and vacuuming for dust. Valance Type: Cornice Product Features: Energy Efficient, Lined Material: 100-percent Cotton Style: Classic, Casual, Rustic, Traditional, Vintage Pattern: Stripe Window Treatment Header Type: Rod Pocket Fabric Care: Spot Treat Color: Red Dimensions: 50 inches wide x 17 inches long read more

RLF HOME
$64.49

This valance features a lovely midscale floral pattern in blue and green on an ivory background. It is made into a shaped valance ...and finish with a sharb blue grograin French pleated ruffle along the bottom edge. Set includes: One (1) valance Pattern: Portobello Cornice Valance Color options: Porcelain Curtain style: Valance Construction: Rod pocket Pocket measures: 3.25 inches Lining: Ivory; 70-percent polyester/30-percent cotton Dimensions: 50 inches wide x 16 inches long Energy saving: No Tiebacks included: No Materials: 100-precent cotton Care instructions: Vacuum for dust, spot clean Trim: Grograin French Pleat Fits windows up to 48 inches when flat; gather for smaller windows, and add multiple valances for large windows. The digital images we display have the most accurate color possible. However, due to differences in computer monitors, we cannot be responsible for variations in color between the actual product and your screen. Color: Multi. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Valances are decorative rather than functional, so they can be used alone on windows where privacy is not an issue. Otherwise, a valance easily pairs with blinds, shades, or shutters. As with other window treatments, valances are sold ready-made, or they can be custom-fabricated.

Window Architecture

A cornice mounted close to the ceiling can hide drapery hardware and make the window and ceiling look taller. Because of its structure, a cornice works well with a soft curtain or a fabric shade. Valances are visually helpful in rooms that lack interesting architecture or moldings.

Decorating Style

Look for valance styles and materials that harmonize with other window treatments and your overall room decor. For example, in a sleek, modern space, simpler is better. If you're installing a valance over curtains or draperies, all elements need not match, but they should have similar styles and color tones.

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Exclusive Fabrics
$79.99 $67.99

Accent your home with this beautifully simple curtain panel. Made with soft, thick velvet and blackout lining, the curtain provide...s insulation to help lower your utility costs. The blackout lining blocks harsh light, making this curtain perfect for... read more

Bali
$183.99 $147.20

Create some shade and cool off your patio with the Outdoor Solar Shade by Bali, designed to lower your air conditioning bills by b...locking damaging UV radiation and reducing solar heat gain. Select your desired privacy level with 5-10% open weaves... read more

Bali
$95.99 $76.80

Get durable, low maintenance style with 2-inch Vinyl Blinds by Bali, designed to resist moisture, warping, chipping and peeling-pe...rfect for high-humidity rooms like bathrooms and garages. Featuring easy-to-clean gloss alabaster and gloss white... read more

Bali
$245.99 $196.80

Bali's 2 1/2-inch Northern Heights Wood Blinds put the elegant look of shutters into a versatile blind. When open, these 2 1/2-inc...h blinds provide a clearer view to the outdoors and give you the same feel of plantation shutters at a substantially lower... read more

Bali
$394.99 $316.00

Bali? VertiCell? Blackout Cell Shades put the energy efficiency of cellular shades in a vertically hanging design that offers tota...l light blockage. The side-opening construction makes them ideal for wide windows and patio doors, especially in climates... read more

Blinds
$63.48 $50.79

The Blinds.com 1-inch Cordless Mini Blind is a truly unique aluminum blind that provides a chic, cordless look for your windows. I...nstead of cords, the lifting and tilting of this blind is operated cordlessly, which makes for a clean and unobstructed... read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$13.71 $10.97

Better Homes and Gardens Tapestry Sheer Curtain Panel:This Better Homes and Gardens Sheer Curtain Panel has a beautiful printed mo...dern scroll patternRod pocket panel can hang 2 ways: with a rod pocket or clip-on ringsFeatures easy care fabric, so beautiful scroll pattern can always look freshCreates a sweet splash of color in your homeIdeal choice for privacy and style read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$11.87 $10.97

Better Homes and Gardens Roses Waterfall Valance:Uses rod pocket and has a macramédecorative trim detail along the bottom for adde...d touch of elegance100% polyester, making it durable and long lastingBetter Homes and Gardens Waterfall Valance adds a style to your room decorWindow panel combines with textured yarns to create a vertical stripe on sheer fabric read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$13.97 $11.97

This Better Homes and Gardens Crushed Room Darkening Curtain Panel will provide extremely filtered light in your room. It is also ...designed to add an elegant touch to your home decor. It is made from 100-percent polyester material. The Better Homes and Gardens curtain panel features a subtle crushed texture and grommets that allow for easy hanging or taking down for cleaning. Available in a variety of colors, this polyester panel helps block out the sun's rays. Pair this curtain panel with coordinating Better Homes and Gardens accessories (sold separately) for a complete and matching look. It is also available in different sizes so you can find the ideal fit for your window. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$15.97 $12.97

This Better Homes and Gardens Crushed Room Darkening Curtain Panel will provide extremely filtered light in your room. It is also ...designed to add an elegant touch to your home decor. It is made from 100-percent polyester material. The Better Homes and Gardens curtain panel features a subtle crushed texture and grommets that allow for easy hanging or taking down for cleaning. Available in a variety of colors, this polyester panel helps block out the sun's rays. Pair this curtain panel with coordinating Better Homes and Gardens accessories (sold separately) for a complete and matching look. It is also available in different sizes so you can find the ideal fit for your window. read more

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