Installing wooden window valances are an easy way to update the look of a room. Placing a wooden valance over drapes, blinds or shades can provide visual interest and appeal. A simple rectangular valance will enhance the look of a window and is the easiest type to build. Another option is to use a shaped valance. Scalloped edges are popular, and crown molding or wood carvings will change the look of any wooden valance. Paint is the easiest design element to experiment with. You can paint a wide range of patterns and designs on the valance, especially in children’s rooms.