Window Treatments: 20+ Cornice Styles to Steal

Be inspired by these custom toppers that put the perfect finishing touch on these designer windows.

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November 25, 2014

Photo By: Todd Mason, Halkin Mason Photography

Photo By: Rachel Kay

Photo By: Rachel Kay

Photo By: Addison Bruley ©Scripps Networks, LLC

Photo By: Addison Bruley ©Scripps Networks, LLC

Photo By: Anthony Gomez ©Photograph by Anthony Gomez

Photo By: Jenna Buck Gross

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Evaru Design

Photo By: Erica Riggio ©Violetta Markelou photography 2013

Classic Blue And White Bunk Room

Monogrammed pillows and a classic blue and white color palate give this bunk room a fresh, preppy look. A rope lamp base and navy striped rug make subtle nods to nautical style.

Beyond Gatsby Great Room

A neutral palette is accented with deep blue tones in this Great Gatsby-esque great room. Cornices and panels form layers of linen that are trimmed with crystal geometric banding.

Bright Blue Tile Accentuates Master Bath

This beautiful master bathroom with contemporary lines is a treasure in blue and brown. The dark brown vanity with a gray marble countertop is spacious and elegant and harmonizes well with the turquoise mosaic tile that frames the mirror. A contemporary-styled blue and brown cornice over the bathtub continues the room's color scheme.

Asian-Inspired Bathroom in Turquoise and Brown

Style abounds in this Asian-inspired bathroom in shades of turquoise and brown. White tile with turquoise accents makes a unique and stunning statement in the shower, while the dark brown vanity and turquoise and brown cornice at the window add drama and depth to the space.

Cozy, Contemporary Family Room with a View

A custom cornice box and draperies frame the view in this contemporary family room, drawing the eye to the sweeping seascape beyond. A wide custom fireplace warms the space while a flat-panel TV is situated above for easy viewing.

Contemporary Dining Room With a Traditional Touch

The stone fireplace in this dining room extends to the angled ceiling, emphasizing the height of the space. A custom cornice hides a Hunter Douglas shade, which can be lowered or raised to maximize the ocean view. A traditional oil painting offsets the modern vibe of the glass and metal dining table.

Transitional Kitchen With Sculptural Pendant Lights

This kitchen is a combination of traditional and modern elements. The cabinetry, granite and hardware are very contemporary, but with the infusion of a custom rustic kitchen table, fabric dining chairs and cornice boards, the space becomes cozy. The cornice boards were created in an unexpected bohemian patterned fabric with orange accents to add interest and pattern to the room. The hammered metal pendants hanging at varying height are copper on the inside and produce a warm glow.

Kids' Guest Bedroom with Twin Beds

This guestroom features twin beds with Craftsman-style headboards. The dark wood furniture contrasts with the pale bull walls.

Eclectic Bedroom With Wood Finishes

This bedroom has Balinese-inspired carved wood decorations that give it an eclectic feel. The blue accents provide the room with a pop of color and make it an interesting, inviting space.

Library With Red Leather Chair

A plush red leather chair with matching ottoman sits diagonally across from a double bookshelf filled with books. A framed art print of Marilyn Monroe hangs on one wall, while the ceiling has been treated to look like an old world map with a grand chandelier in the middle.

Boys' Room Pops with Color, Pattern

Bright colors and layered patterns result in a kids' room with plenty of fodder for the imagination. Sheets and wallpaper by Serena and Lily provide instant pop, while a contemporary bunk bed leaves plenty of space for two brothers to play. FLOR tiles can be easily cleaned or replaced as needed.

Style With Texture: Tufted Window Cornices

Designer Susan Brunstrum elevated the row of windows of this great room with white tufted cornices that were placed alongside floor-to ceiling draperies for a stylish but subtle design. The treatments seem to elongate the dimensions of the windows and create texture against the clear glass.

Traditional Neutral Living Room

Elegant simplicity describes this high-rise apartment. A custom cornice and drapery panels frame the large window and soften the room. Subtle metallic accents and reflective surfaces are the perfect finishing touch.

Transitional Kitchen Features Marble-Topped Island

Updating the layout and adding a marble-topped island maintains an open feel in this kitchen space, perfect for entertaining while providing a designated space for a proper dining area. Upholstered cornices add a splash of color and whimsy while the use of fabric softens the hard kitchen edges.

Neutral Traditional Kitchen With Wood Island

A neutral color palette lets the warm wood butcher block island pop in this traditional kitchen. Cream cabinetry and granite countertops complete the classic look.
From: Dave Stimmel

Eclectic Living Room With Custom Accents

Custom treatments frame the bay window in this neutral, eclectic living room. A steel fireplace adds texture and masculinity to the space, while color is found in the addition of pillows and custom artwork.

Funky White Living Room with Gold Accents

Gold accents make the eyes jump all over this living room. The fireplace shimmers and curtains glow while the corset-style curtains, fur-like rug and metallic statues add flair.
From: Charles Neal

Blue Art Deco Living Room With Curved Couch

Geometric cornices and a low-slung, curved couch are the standout design elements of this art deco style living room. The round, gold-framed mirror is a powerful addition and brings out gold accents in this rich blue space with neutral furniture. The large tiger-print rug draws attention to the main seating area and unites the furniture in one space.
From: Charles Neal

Opulent Purple Dining Room

A unique deep purple dining room features heavy drapes and matching valance on large window with sheer curtain; an ornate crystal glass chandelier; a silver metallic sideboard, a gleaming oval dining room table; and six twisted, gold leaf, metal chairs.
From: Charles Neal

Luxurious Master Bedroom With Crystal Chandelier and Blue Bed

Glass bead wallpaper and a crystal chandelier with more than 100 Italian crystal chain links bring Hollywood glam to this elegant bedroom. A large gold frame surrounds the blue upholstered bed that reflects the hue of the oversized curtains.
From: Charles Neal

Southwestern Living Room With TV Niche

Cozy up on this oversized leather sectional and enjoy the fireplace or some screen time. The TV is incorporated into the wall design, surrounded by art niches.

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