Cornice Window Treatment Ideas Cornice Window Treatment Ideas

Window cornices are some of the most popular window accessories for household and commercial use, often retailed as cornice window treatments. Window cornices are easy-to-install, affordable and need little maintenance. A cornice window treatment is essentially a four-sided, box-like structure that is attached along the upper end of the window to cover the curtain-rod or the head-rail of the window shade or the blinds. While the upper side of the cornice window treatment is closed to provide structural stability, the bottom-end is open. This is done to ensure that the cornice doesn’t interfere with the window’s function. Window cornices are available at home-décor stores and you can also make them with some basic, household supplies. Window cornices also help to conceal worn-out window borders or seepage spots around the window. You don’t need professional help to decorate your window cornices. Just you the following ideas to make a style statement with your cornice window treatment:

Idea 1—Creating Complementary Window Cornices

Cornice window treatments contain a covering-like fabric that provides an easy-to-manipulate medium for customizing the window treatment. A simply way of doing it is using wall-paper. You can create a harmonizing effect between your window treatments and the room’s décor by ensuring that the shade of cornice’s wall-paper complements the shade of the surrounding walls, the drapes or blinds. You can also use patterned fabrics as the cornice covering. In fact, leftover fabric from your drapes can be used as the window cornice’s covering.

Idea 2—Using Wooden Window Cornices

Wood cornices are recommended if you want to create a warm, more snug ambiance in your room. Wood cornices are easy-to-maneuver. You can easily paint them or stain them with wood polishes. To create the cottage-room effect, you can use crackle finish to create that distinct, rustic appearance in a wooden cornice. Wooden cornices are also a bit broader than the usual, synthetic cornices. This means more surface area that you can use. You can embellish the cornice by placing decorative plates or small frames over the wooden cornice. You can also place pots with synthetic plants or accent pots over the wooden cornice. The natural-brown base of the cornice helps to stimulate the presence of soil cover for the faux plants. Wooden window cornices are preferred over stuffed or boarded cornices when the room needs more pronounced margins or there is a need to establish a sense of symmetry along the walls.

Idea 3—Using Customized Cornice Boards

This is one of the most versatile window-treatment ideas wherein you change the appearance of cornice every few weeks. Instead of using a conventional box-based cornice, you can install a cornice that has a paneling system. This means that the outermost surface of the cornice acts like a base upon which interchangeable panels can be installed to alter the decor of the room. One of the most popular choices in this niche is the braided version of window cornice boards. You choose either the classic braided pattern or the French braid. The French braid is recommended since it has a more compact appearance and lends a subtle style to the room’s interiors without creating an overhang over the window.

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