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Our top treatments run the gamut from a straightforward swag valance to intricate upholstered and carved wood cornices. Relatively small in size, valances and cornices pack a big decorative punch by giving the illusion of a larger window or hiding otherwise exposed hardware. We can help you use them alone, combine them with shades or blinds for privacy and light control, or pair them with operative or fixed draperies for a more luxurious look.
Originally designed to conceal window treatment hardware, valances are now used to visually unite windows and doors of different shapes and sizes and to enhance the decor of a room.
Fabric selection can determine whether your valance appears more formal or casual in appearance. Lightweight, sheer fabrics tend to flutter with the breeze; weighty fabrics tend to add more substance to your window.
The style of a valance is also important. Gathered styles have a romantic or casual appearance. Flat panels look tailored and neat and require the least amount of fabric. Formally swagged, draped, or box pleated versions look good in formal or traditional interiors. Choose the look that best fits your décor.
Cornices, also known as cornice boxes, are more tailored in appearance than valances but perform the same decorative function of topping a window and concealing window hardware.
Cornices are typically constructed from wood. Boxes can be decorated with moldings, stained, painted, wallpapered, or upholstered. Upholstered cornices provide a softer look than their wooden counterparts. The wood structure is covered with batting or foam before the decorative fabric is stapled over it.