Cornice Window Treatments

by HDME Staff

Before opting for cornice window treatments, it is important to keep in mind the fact that the right window treatment will help to improve the design of a room while the wrong treatment can make things look very bad. A bare window is also not a good idea as it creates an unnecessarily naked look and feel for the room. Adding cornice window valances can help to customize the look of your room and it will also help to make the room look stunning.

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Cornice window treatments are not difficult to use. All that you need to do is start off by taking the height as well as width of your window. Be sure to measure the outer parts of the window frame, if such does in fact exist. With a stud finder you can look for studs in the wall. Wherever these studs are found, you need to mark out those areas.

Cornice window treatments can provide an excellent finishing touch to an entire window. You will have the freedom to choose whichever material is suitable for the decor and color of your draperies. In fact, before remodeling your home, it will pay to take some time to pick out suitable window treatment solutions.

If you decide on using cornice window treatments, then you will have many choices available, each of which will help to beautify your windows. Cornice is a term that refers to a framework (like a block) that is located above the frame of a window. Cornices are also used on walls and arches as well as on top of buildings. Wherever they are used, they will help to beautify that particular area.

When you decide to use cornice window treatments to improve the look of your interiors, you will have numerous options available. In order to get desirable results, you will do well to think about using flat wood which is a very popular option as far as treating a window goes. This is an option that is simple and ideally suited for giving the window a truly rustic look.

Fabric can also be used to cover the cornice. This will give the window a more classic look, especially if you make use of thick fabric which should cover up the base material so that it (base material) is hidden from sight. Other options as far as good cornice window treatments go include using laces to decorate the cornice. You can also think about using bows in matching colors that blend in well with the curtain color and also the color of your drapes.

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A bit confusing
by: Tori

I believe cornice window treatments are the decorative framing or molding around the windows that is often found in older homes(circa 1900). It is a beautiful look and lends to a much richer feeling in the room, much as crown molding does.

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Bit too fussy for me
by: Maureen

Some people may like this idea of tarting up the corners of your windows but, to me, this is just too much. I find the whole idea very fussy but maybe that's because our whole room is quite minimal.

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Specific types
by: Kelly

I agree Zelda, I like to take others' ideas and put my own personal touches on them, but this was so general, I couldn't gather any ideas from it.

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What are they?
by: zelda

I suppose I am still confused. I liked the article and thought I should use some cornice window treatments. But I still do not understand what a cornice window treatments are.

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