35 Elegant Valance Designs

As simple as a curtain can be, there’s no denying that the right curtain can add the right impression in your space. An elegant valance designs, which tends to be a section of drapery hanging over the top of a window, can go even further- adding an element of elegance to any home.  You can combine a valance with draperies or you can just use it alone. If you want to let more light into your room, then a valance can be a good choice as it can cover the upper part of your window. But like what we said, you can pair it with draperies too for more privacy. A window treatment can give an elegant look to a space. You don’t need to be a king to have a castle of a home. Here are 35 eye catching and elegant valance designs.

Elegant Valance Designs

Here, this swag (or hanging) valance draws inspiration from modern art deco designs. As we see here, not only can a valance characterize a space, but it’s a beautiful and handy way of concealing ugly beams and window support systems. We’ve got a lot of neutral colors and deep grays, jazzed up with splashes of pinks and oranges. Not only is this design thoroughly modern but it does much to give this space a personality of its own. Image: Overstock

Elegant Valance Designs

What we’ve got here is a gorgeous cornice valance fixed directly and evenly on the window’s frame. A black and white floral design not only dresses up this window but provides a very clean, modern look for this living room. Not only can the design of a valance really say a lot about your space but so can its shape. Image Source: Overstock

Elegant Valance Designs
A pretty valance with florals in it arranged in a way that it can give a gorgeous swag. Image Source: Celuce

Elegant Valance Designs

I like the print of this valance with the swirls and cirlces. Looking modern yet chic! Image Source: One Grace Place

Elegant Valance Designs

If you are decorating a boy’s bedroom, this is the type of curtain that suits his spacce. Image Source: Sweet Jojo

Elegant Valance Designs

This stunning, regency drape-style pelmet valance adds a regal element to this room, tying together the gentle creams, whites, and brows splayed throughout this room with its gold embellishments and soft, blue shade. The type of fabric you use when buying or making a valance can make a difference too. Silk or even velvet can do much to add additional appeal to your curtains and valances. Image Source: Overstock

Elegant Valance Designs

While this space may seem similar to the one above, there are a few key differences. Here, this style, with its billowing curves and clearly defined definition between layers, is known as a billowing balloon valance. Through tassels and gold embroidery, this curtain and valance also have a very strong regal appeal. There are literally dozens of popular valance styles out there and each one carries with it its own character to add to a room. Image Source: Ce Luce

Elegant Valance Designs

Using sheer fabric to lighten up this space, this scarf valance, through its pleated balloon design, is billowing and cheerful, while helping to tie this room together. Even a plain window can be dressed up with the right valance. Image Source: Allen + Roth

Elegant Valance Designs

Combining plains and prints for a valance also work well too like this one. Image Source: Ulinkly

Elegant Valance Designs

This one has a simple envelope design with floral prints and a button.Image Source: Overstock

Elegant Valance Designs

I like the combination of stripes and damask for this curtain. Image Source: Finishing Touches

Elegant Valance Designs

Like I said before, the right valance can give each room a sense of purpose and personality. Here, through plaid and warm orche shades, this pleated valance really gives this room a down-home and country attitude. Image Source: Brylane Home

Elegant Valance Designs

A Roman style for this valance fit the place perfectly. Image Source: Ce Luce

Elegant Valance Designs

A puffy curtain that fits a royal home. This reminds me a bubble skirt. Image Source: Solomonic

Elegant Valance Designs

A modern curtain that flaunts tassels on each end of the triangle. Image Source: Overstock

Elegant Valance Designs

Royal blues and gold tassels give this balloon style valance curtain a sophisticated appeal. Harkening back to Victorian luxury designs, this valance is not only beautiful but it’s functional too. The right valance design can really change up the character and personality of a space. Image Source: Ce Luce

Elegant Valance Designs

A pretty homey sun room is charmed with a simple valance design. Image Source: RLH Studio

Elegant Valance Designs

This is a common valance design that we see in elegant homes. Image Source: Ali Express

Elegant Valance Designs

Even a very plain window can be dressed up with the right valance. Here, this pleated valance and a decorative bar installed not only add color to this room and window but a distinctive personality. Image Source: Pate-Meadows Designs

Elegant Valance Designs

This inverted pleat valance not only adds a touch of class to this space but through its baby blue hues, classes up this window and room. Image Source: Touch of Class

Elegant Valance Designs

Be creative with a valance printed with types.Image Source: Home Decorators Collection

Elegant Valance Designs

This looks like an easy valane to make, except for the piping. Image Source: Pate Meadows Designs

Elegant Valance Designs

The valance here leaves some negative space above the scallops. Image Source: Celuce

Elegant Valance Designs

Charming curtain that fits a little ladie’s bedroom. Image Source: Sweet Jojo Designs

Elegant Valance Designs

Bold colors, recalling tribal patterns, not only make good use out of jazzing up this simple window but recall a pleated, butterfly style- which isn’t seen too often when it comes to valances. Even a small valance can make a huge difference, providing character and  function when needed. See how it’s fit perfectly to the beam? A good valance is often famous for that. Image Source: Pate-Meadows Designs

Elegant Valance Designs

This cheerful, simple design brings plenty of love and sunshine into this space. Cornice valances need not be dull just because of their straight, fitted shape. Image Source: Etsy

Elegant Valance Designs

This beautiful, balloon style valance not only adds an air of Victorian sophistication to this room but helps to dress up this window and color coordinate this room. Image Source: Color Classics

Elegant Valance Designs

This pleated, scalloped valance, through its rich purple design, not only complements the drapes nicely but turns what would be a plain, ordinary window, into a work of art. Image Source: Bed Bath & Beyond

Elegant Valance Designs

The color and fabric can really say a lot about a space. Especially here, through vibrant and luxurious purple silk. Another valance making good use out of its pleated balloon design (so named for the gentle curves it features), this definitely contributes in creating an elegant room. Image Source: Touch of Class

Elegant Valance Designs

If you want a sophisticated valance, this on will do the job combining two types of fabric. Image Source: Celuce

Elegant Valance Designs

Guess the overlapping was the unique thing for this one. You can do this to your valance too. Image Source: Overstock

Elegant Valance Designs

This valance and drapery set here shows that the right drapes can definitely change a lot about the tone and character of a room. Through bold reds and a gold embroidery, this elegant design, especially when paired with tasseling, definitely gives this valance a regal air while giving this room a definite eye-catching element. Image Source: Ce Luce

Elegant Valance Designs

Another sophiticated valance with an expensive fabric and tassels. Image Source: Solomonic

Elegant Valance Designs

For a nautical themed bedroom, this one would be perfect! Image Source: Touch of Class

Elegant Valance Designs

I have seen different cornice valance but this one looks very nice! Image Source: Touch of Class

A valance can do a lot for your space- whether it’s adding a splash of much needed color or disguising ugly, unsightly support beams and dressing up plain windows. And the best part is, it’s a simple addition that can work in any home. It is also a good thing that the valance have different designs that may fit to your taste and preferene in style. You can even DIY your valance especially that there are no-sew options. What kind of valance do you have at home?

Make sure you also check out our latest Office Workspace Design post for a different but also inspiring design.