Cornices are constructed of wood and padded with polyester fiberfill. Solid and non-directional fabrics will be railroaded to eliminate seams. Matching 1/4” welting is standard at top and bottom edges. Custom designs are available. Should you require other shapes, please contact our Sales Department.
Measure drapery rod from end bracket to end bracket and add four inches for rod clearance. Six inch returns are needed when mounted over a single rod. Add another three inches for each additional rod to be installed.
Rods are most commonly mounted into the underside of the cornice. A reduced header (1 x 2 board) is most often used if the rods are to be mounted directly into ceiling.
Valances are handcrafted for a professional look. There are many valance styles. The drawings shown below are some sample styles which are available. All custom styles are available from Creative Draperies - please contact our Sales Department for information.
Valances come in varied types and mounting methods. Under normal circumstances, ceiling mount valances are installed using 1" by 2" covered board, with the actual valance either stapled to the board or attached using Velcro for ease of cleaning.
Valances should normally be self-lined. If not self-lined, they should be lined with blackout lining. In addition they can have velcro sewn at the top for ease of cleaning.
Swags and Cascades
Swags drape into soft folds and we recommend that you use fabrics which will drape easily. Cascades, or Jabots, are softly folded panels that hang at the end of the board face with a cascading length. Cascades must be self lined with the face fabric or a coordinating fabric. (Standard blackout is not an option.)