If you are looking for an easy to care for window treatment for your home consider designing your windows with lambrequins. Lambrequins are upholstered cornices with longer sides providing a polished classic look. There are many styles and shapes to choose from for traditional or contemporary designing. Since lambrequins are upholstered like furniture, they can easily be cleaned by vacuuming dust or by hiring an upholstery cleaning service for a deeper more thorough cleaning. This is of particular interest to homeowners who suffer from allergies as our client does. She loved the idea of a simple, yet elegant window treatment that would be easy to care for. The lambrequin pictured here was the perfect solution. If you would like more information about Lambrequins, please contact us at 518/355-0063. We would love to help you design a lambrequin for your home in a fabulous fabric from our extensive library. Happy Decorating!
Lambrequin Cornice Design/Click to enlarge
Over under swags & jabots on cornice
Like this? Just installed! This bedroom bay and single window were treated and layered with over under swags and jabots mounted on top of cornices. The cornices and contrast lining on the jabots is in a striped faux silk fabric. The face fabric for the swags and jabots is a soft strikingly beautiful and elegant damask cut velvet. Tassels hang from the center jabots. Designed by Terry Kral.
How upholstered cornices can be an economical choice to dress your windows.
- Keep the design simple, choose a straight box design or a shaped design for the bottom
- Use self welting or decorative cord on the hem to give your design a polished look
- Using an allover printed pattern will give you more decorating color options
- Or, use an interesting textured solid fabric with contrast welting to emphasize the shape
- Cornices use very little fabric compared to other treatments helping to keep your cost down
- They are easy to install and easily cleaned with just a quick vacuum
Adding more touches adds to the cost but here are some things you can do. Upgrade your upholstered cornice with embellishments such as:
- Add banding; straight or shirred, single or multiple layers
- Use multiple layers in your design to create a unique look
- Add crown moulding laminated in fabric
- Add a shape to the top and bottom such as an arch
- Use decorative nail heads in your design
- Add bead or tassel trim to the top or bottom of the cornice
- Shirr or pleat the fabric on the cornice face
- Add shapes as on lays to the face of the cornice for a 3-dimensional look
Cornices provide many design opportunities. To many to mention here. From simple to elaborate, we can help you create a design uniquely yours.