In the ongoing pursuit of beautifying your home, it can be a tough choice to figure out where to start.
Do you focus on the outside or inside of the home? Kitchen or bathroom? Furniture or floors?
There are a lot of options available, but something you might not want to overlook is your window treatments. Window treatments can add a finishing touch that ties together any room aesthetic or adds a nice centerpiece design.
Regardless of what you want to do with your windows, you need to know what you’re getting into. That’s why we’re going to show you all the benefits of window cornices and how they can spruce up your interior.
Window Cornices vs. Valances
First of all, you might have heard of both window valances and cornices but wondered what the difference is.
In reality, the terms can often be used interchangeably, and with a little digging, most interior design experts will know what you mean. That being said, a valance is usually made of a soft fabric that drapes while a cornice is a structured object, usually made of wood.
Wood cornices can still be wrapped in fabric, but they tend to be more rigid and structured.
The Benefits of Cornices
When you need to update an older home or room you usually think of furniture, cabinets, flooring, etc. But sometimes it still feels like there’s something missing without window cornices.
Cornices can help your home vibe in a number of ways, and let’s look at a few of the top ones.
Hide Unsightly Mechanisms
Your windows probably have either blinds, drapes, or some mixture of the two. While they’re practical (and sometimes beautiful) they’re also controlled by an unsightly mechanism.
This blind or drape mechanism is usually metallic and not very interesting. Window cornices can effectively and beautifully hide that eyesore.
Create a Centerpiece
When you look at a window cornice box, you’ll find that it tends to stand out in a room. The way the structure juts out from the rest of the window makes it hard to miss.
This means that you can create a centerpiece for your room that highlights your design choices. Whether it’s elegant and simple or lavish and gaudy, you can set a mood for your room with the right window cornice.
Best way to look at a window cornice is that it’s like a blank canvas.
Is your living room mostly green and floral? Add a box cornice with a complimentary fabric so that it blends seamlessly.
On the other hand, do you have a more rugged look in your room with more wood and less fabric? Wood cornices exist with plenty of options for types of wood and finishes.
Bringing Your Rooms to Life
There are many factors that play into the look and vibe of your living room or bedrooms. Windows are sometimes an overlooked part of that equation, but they can play a huge role.
In particular, window cornices are a great way to hide awful blind and drape mechanisms. Plus, they can add a unique design touch that can either blend in or stand out beautifully.
If you have more questions about window treatments, feel free to contact us, and ask how we can help!
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