1599 Penbroke Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49696
Phone: 231-947-1688
Email: terry@horizoncustomblinds.com

Custom Valances & Cornices

Valance or Cornice? What is the difference?


Both top off your window, both add a decorative touch, and both hide window treatment hardware, but they are distinctly different.

A valance has a soft appearance and is installed using a curtain rod or stapled to a board. The fabric hangs freely at the top of the windows and can be paired with other window treatments or used alone. Depending on the look you are going for, a valance can be casual or formal,  the finishing touch to your window.

A cornice also is at the top of your window and can be paired with other window treatments or used alone, but are considered hard top treatments. This means that it is constructed out of wood. It can be any shape or size and can be painted, stained or upholstered with no loose fabric hanging at the bottom. The fabric can match your window treatments or provide a complementary contrast, you decide the look you want.

Do you prefer the structured look of a cornice or the softer look of a valance? We offer many styles and can help you decide what is right for your home.

Call us at 231-947-1688 for a free consultation and let us help you choose the right window treatments for your Northern Michigan home.

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