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Custom Window Cornices

In addition to our collection of Hunter Douglas window treatments, the team at The Drapery Shop also creates custom window cornices. These wood or fabric-covered top treatments add beauty and function to any room. Cornices have been in style for hundreds of years, and we offer contemporary style options that will help them fit in with any interior design aesthetic. Choose from several different design options to transform your windows.

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What are Cornices?

Cornice boards are a solid framework that is placed at the top of a window. They are usually made of wood and can be upholstered with fabric. They are different from architectural cornices, which is the decorative trim where the wall meets the roof. They are also different from valances, which are drapes of fabric traditionally hung from rods. Our custom cornices can be fit to any window in your home.

Benefits of Cornices

Adding cornice boards or a wood valance to your home’s interior can provide several benefits for your home.

Visual Interest

Cornices are customizable and can add an attractive decorative element to any window. Choose a classic stained wood aesthetic or elect to cover the cornice in a fabric that compliments your walls, coordinates with furniture, or matches your window treatments. You can also choose to add arches, scallops, or steps to your cornice to create more dynamic shapes.

Add Height

Hanging a window cornice so that it covers the top trim of your window makes your window appear taller. This added window height will also make your ceiling seem taller than it is and add an overall sense of space to your rooms.

Cornices, Cornice Boards, Wood Valance, Window Cornices, at The Drapery Shop near Vista, California (CA)
Custom cornices, Cornice Boards, Wood Valance, Window Cornices, near Vista, California (CA)

Block Light 

Cornice boards are solid pieces of wood which means they are great for blocking light at the top of your windows. This feature is useful even if you have other window coverings, as there is often a gap between the top of your window treatment and the top trim on a window.

Hide Hardware

Perhaps the most significant benefit that cornices provide is that they can hide any unsightly hardware. A wood valance hinges above the top trim of your window, which means it covers roller shade cassettes, Roman shade stacks, headrails, drapery rods, and even battery packs from motorized window covering systems.

Pairing Cornices

Cornices can be a beautiful decor element on their own, but they are best when paired with other window treatments. At The Drapery Shop, we carry a selection of Hunter Douglas window treatments that look great with our custom cornices. Cornices create balance and a solid profile for drapery. A wood valance can give Roman shades a richer look and hide them when open. If you prefer fabric-wrapped cornice boards, we can match the material to any of our shades, blinds, or drapes for a unified look in your home. You can also add trim, tassels, buttons, and other decorative elements to your cornice to create a richer look or match other decorative elements in your home.

Contact Us

When it comes to window treatments and cornices, the expert team at The Drapery Shop knows their stuff. We have been helping homeowners, and commercial clients find the most fitting and beautiful window coverings for years. We would love to show you our collection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments and select a cornice to compliment your new roller or Roman shades. You can visit our showroom in Vista, California, or contact us to schedule a consultation. The Drapery Shop is locally owned and operated, and we proudly serve Vista, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Carmel Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, and Rancho Santa Fe, California.

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