Along with custom draperies and drapery panels, there are a variety of window top treatments that can change the look and feel of your room. Here are some of the most popular styles:
WOOD OR FABRIC CORNICES
Cornices are the most traditional of the top treatment category. They are classic and stylish. Usually constructed from wood or foamcore, they are available in a variety of shapes and styles. To make your cornice totally unique, pick your favorite fabric or pick a paint, stain, or wallpaper to match or enhance your current décor.
Cornices not only add dimension to a room, but they can also conceal drapery rods or room imperfections. They can make a small window appear larger.
To make your windows appear taller, add depth and detail to a room, and to conceal architectural flaws, top off your windows off with a decorative fabric valance. Valances add softness and interest to your windows and are perfect for any room such as bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, living, and dining rooms.
POPULAR VALANCE STYLES INCLUDE:
- Swag or Jabot - a decorative window top treatment that features a soft, curving semicircle centered on the window with fabric hanging down on both sides
- Balloon Valance - a straight-across valance that is sewn as a pocket that can be filled with tissue paper for a full, puffy look
- Crescent Valance - a gathered, half-moon valance used with jabots or as top treatment to window panels
- Ascot Valance - a triangular top treatment usually used between matching panels
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