Designer Robin Baron gave this elegant country kitchen the perfect finishing touch with an ornate scalloped valance above the sink. “I always say ‘great design is in the details’ and this beautiful valance is a perfect example,” says Baron. “I used the detail of iron hooks to create the dramatic pleating in lieu of a traditional pole and embellished the classic linen floral fabric with tassel trim, and matching tape, giving weight and importance to this country inspired valance.”
A small bedroom makes a big style impact with creative, colorful decor. Sunshine yellow paint covers the walls, bold blue patterns leap out from the valances, sconces and accent pillows and a sprinkling of 3-D flowers dance across the space.
In a kitchen with simple style and a mostly white color palette, a splash of pattern can add personality. "Help frame a beautiful view with a valance mounted above the window. This ikat-patterned fabric, Bansuri in Slate, has a rich neutral that adds interest to the solid white cabinets," says the manufacturer.
The homeowner loves her vintage platters so designers hung them on the wall to be enjoyed year round. They also had custom, scalloped window valances made to add texture, pattern and warmth to the design.
A little color and pattern goes a long way in this small sitting room, where black and white valances dress up the windows – and even the door. A whimsical area rug and neutral love seat anchor the seating area, while fresh tulips add a shot of vibrant color.
When redoing a bathroom, don’t forget that valances and shades can be the finishing touch. In this kid-friendly bathroom renovation, Atlanta designer Jennifer Foster matched the window valance with the shower curtain for a designer look. She saved money by purchasing a second shower curtain for less than $20, and then mounting the material on a board to create the valance.