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Are Cornices Still in Style In 2020?

Are Cornices Still in Style In 2020

With home decor, it’s all about the aesthetics and when it comes to creating or meticulously putting together the right aesthetics it’s all about knowing the trends and then creatively implementing it in your window space. While the concept of window styling has been present for a very long time, the way windows are being styled has evolved. Windows act as a gateway, a small little outlet for you to reminisce about the natural scenic view while sipping on your favorite beverage, an outlet that lets you peek outside and admire the view or to give you a place to relax and think. To accentuate the feeling of coziness or to bring that Instagram-worthy appeal to your space, window styling plays a pivotal role.

The essence of window styling is not only about the look for the emotions it tries to bring out at its very sight, but it’s also about giving your eyes and various senses a piece of mental satisfaction. Window styling is a great way to get your window space to engage with various parts of the house. It is all about stringing together various trends and designs to create an aesthetic that is pleasing to the eyes. Window styles rapidly change and while blinds, shades, shutters, curtains, and drapes are used for styling, other elements like cornices and valances are used to set a baseline ambiance and setting to your room.
Wooden Cornices

Are Cornices Still in Style?

To simply state, cornices are decorative moldings that are fixed in the spot that connects the wall with the roof of the house. They can be placed over the door, window, etc. The concept or idea of cornices is believed to have originated from ancient Greece or Rome to direct rainwater but over the years, it has been molded to be a decorative ornament that can be used to highlight the decorative theme within the walls of our home or outside your home. Through the decades they are present in a wide variety of styles too. When it comes to window styling some people believe that introducing a cornice might make a space look grand but at the same time, people steer away from it for the fear of seeming too grandiose. The real question to answer is are cornices still in style?

The current year of 2020, is the year of the minimalist. Designs have to be simple, sleek and speak volumes. It is very safe to say that cornices are still in style, so don’t hesitate, pick a cornice that integrates your whole space cohesively and set up by your window space. The year 2020 presents an array of options with cornices right from the classic wooden cornices, right up to the upholstered options as well. This is because there is plenty of option to pick from for your contemporary looking space and introduce a minimalistic cornice that’ll accent your style. Just because they present themselves with a rich history does not mean they’re outdated, but it does point out to the fact that they’re versatile and can be crafted and molded to adapt to a wide variety of styles.
Window Valances and Cornices

What Are The Various Cornice Styles Available?

Cornices are molds, this means that they are decorative ornaments that try to adapt to the space that they are going to be a part of. While there are various options when it comes to cornices, they fall under three types of category buckets that are as follows:

1) The classic and traditional wooden cornices are either painted or stained in wood colors or the colors of the space. These are often broad and, wide and sturdy and therefore can also be used to stack and store items (depending on where exactly it’s placed). They provide a very old-school for Victorian touch due to its construction style.

2) The stylish and plush, upholstered cornices. These are made of a material that will not only accent the decor theme you’re aiming to create but provided an added layer of texture too. The fabric can either be plain or printed to match the scheme of the entire room. It’s perfect for giving any space that extra cozy or comfortable touch. What’s great about upholstery is that you can try experimenting or finding online hacks to create your very own upholstered cornices.

3) Have you ever noticed these cornices that are larger in size and design? They at times extend from the windows – these are lambrequins cornices. They also submerge themselves with a rich history and have the ability to not only make anything look elegant but also give it a grand look straight out of medieval times. Though not most preferred, if you’re looking for accents that make an artistic statement then these are the ones for you.

When it comes to window cornices, they come in a wide variety of shapes that allow you to pick the perfect one that’ll accent your window, your space and of course your style.

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