Top Treatments For Drapery & Roller Shades


Clients frequently ask us which top treatment is best for their windows. The first step is to identify each one and then see which works best for you.

A cornice box is made out of wood and then is either upholstered and covered with a fabric or painted/stained with a color. Cornice boxes are a great option if you want something solid and sturdy. It allows your window treatment to remain fully operational. Cornice boxes are a great way to hide hardware, block more light, and they come in different styles!

Here are some styles for cornice boxes.

A valance only has wood on the top part (cap), which is then installed to the ceiling/wall and the fabric hangs loosely from it. They are many swag/valance styles to choose from as well. Valances with a printed/patterned fabric can make a great pop.

Here are some style ideas for valances.

Do you like cornices or valances best? Which style do you like most?

Specifically For Roller Shades:

You can use a cornice box or a valance as a top treatment for your shades but you also have 2 other options that are made from aluminum. Here is the guide on fascias and cassettes: CLICK HERE

To wrap up this post: for your window treatments you have the following options as your top treatment:

Speak with a hospitality drapery expert today if you have any questions regarding valances or cornices for your next project.

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