Traditionally, cornice is often used in reference to the decorative corner moldings on the outside ledges of buildings or homes. However, it can also be used to describe a hard or soft window treatment, which is built onto the tops of windows in the interior of the home.
These types of window treatments are designed to cover up the blind or shade mechanism at the top of the window, while also blending in with the interior of the home. It typically consists of a box either with drapery or fabric along the bottom and sides, or padding the box itself. When covered with padding and fabric, they are known as soft cornices. However, they can also exist as styled wood with no fabric; these are known as hard cornices.
So, are there benefits to having cornices over the windows of your home? Of course! Read on to discover some of the benefits either hard or soft cornices can offer.
Of course the most obvious benefit is the cornice’s ability to hide the hardware and closing mechanisms of your window’s shades. The hardware isn’t the most beautiful aspect of your shades, and sometimes it can stick out and disrupt the flow of the room. Cornices can help that by hiding the hardware from sight and helping blend your window with the rest of your decor.
Some people like for their windows to stand out. However, some would rather their windows blend in. This is another benefit to adding a cornice to the windows in the room. It can be customized to blend seamlessly with the current color patterns of the room, making the windows stand out less.
While a cornice can be used to disguise window hardware and blend into the room, it can also be designed to stand out. The endless customization options available ensure that if you want your windows to make a statement, adding window cornices can help. They can be designed to draw the eye upwards and towards the windows in the room. This adds character, and can make the room feel larger.
Window cornices are another way you can make your house feel like home by adding character and customization. If you would like to know more about window treatments, we invite you to visit our website.