Cornices for windows have made a big comeback in recent years. Window cornices adds a strong dose of architectural character to any room and at the same time conceals mounting hardware for drapes or blinds. Cornices are essentially a block of wood in most cases that is molded into shape and positioned above the window frame to bring the actual window to life. As well as being used above the window they can also be used on the sides too. The main use is for windows in your home, but can also be utilized on walls and arches for example. The main benefit of them is to enhance the characteristics and overall beauty of your home. The cornice window treatments you want to go for differ depending on the dimensions of the window in question. Not only is the size of the window important but also the type of window you are treating. How high and wide the cornices needs to be is up to you and your design ideas.
There are many choices when it comes to window cornices too. Whether you decide to go for a wider cornice or not is largely dependent on the drapes you have present underneath the cornice board. If you have curtains you will most likely require a cornice that is about four to five inches wide. However, if you have curtains and valances then you will need a much wider cornice board to use.