Have you been wondering how you could freshen up your current window treatments, or have you been thinking of purchasing new ones? Consider adding a cornice to add character and interest to your room. Simply adding a cornice will provide that finishing touch to your room décor.
At The Shutter Guy serving the Charleston area, our trained consultants will be happy to help you decide whether a cornice will be right for you.
Benefits of Adding Cornices
Cornices not only provide decorative elements in your room; they also cover up a blind’s or a shade’s unsightly control mechanism. Usually, when shopping for new window treatments, we are more interested in the color and style and we don’t notice the hardware until the treatments are installed. The hardware can disrupt the room’s flow, which is where a cornice can help balance the window with the rest of the room.
One thing to consider when thinking of adding a cornice is whether you want your window to stand out or blend in. Also remember that a cornice will immediately draw the eye upward, making the room seem larger.
Two Types of Cornices You Can Consider
Soft Cornices – A box covered in fabric that goes beyond the sides and bottom or padded box alone. Soft cornice possibilities are endless, with extensive fabric libraries, trims, colors, and textures to choose from. You can go as dramatic or subdued as your décor will allow.
Hard Cornices – Made from wood or faux wood materials, no fabric. Hard cornices add a customized feel by blending in to your home’s structure and making a seamless statement. Hunter Douglas offers Parkland™ Wood Cornices that add the finishing touch to your window treatment. They are available in six profiles that will coordinate with your room’s décor. Available in several colors and stains, your options are limitless—you can blend with your wall color or add an accent color.
Remember, regardless of whether you are considering adding a cornice to blend with your draperies or furniture, it will take your room from ordinary to extraordinary.
Your Best Choice for Window Treatment Help
Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.