Valances, Cornices and Top Treatments

Add the Finishing Touch to Your Windows with a Custom Top Treatment

Top treatments, like a valance, cornice, scarves and more can finish a window treatment beautifully. Top treatments can also be used alone or as an additional design element to balance out a room. Available in a variety of shapes and fabrics, top treatments add style to your windows and can also conceal window treatment hardware.

From Traditional to Contemporary Top Treatments

A valance is a top treatment similar to a cornice; the difference is that a valance is only fabric while a cornice has a wooden frame. You can choose from a vast selection of top treatments in different sizes and patterns. Adding top treatments is an easy way to show off your personal style, and it adds an air of sophistication to your home. At Bretz Interiors, our consultants will work with any style requirements to ensure your complete satisfaction.  Some of the more common top treatment styles include:

Balloon Valance
Balloon Valance

Balloon Valance

A Balloon or pouf valance adds softness and color and is a nice top treatment for small windows either used alone or paired with café curtains or blinds. Usually a balloon valance will be fitted outside the window recess and add a unique look to any room.

Cornice Box
Box Cornice

Cornice Boxes

A window cornice adds a strong architectural character to any room. It is a box like wooden valance that can be covered in fabric, wallpaper or painted. It is also a great solution to conceals mounting hardware for drapes and blinds. If you already have interesting molding, we can design the cornice to match. Otherwise, let your mind run free. You can pair your cornice with drapes or use along to provide a more formal look.

Simple Valance
Simple Valance

Simple Valance

A simple valance is most often used to hide window treatment hardware or to add color and softness to a room. This type of valance is the most basic and sometimes most casual. A simple valance can be merely a piece of fabric attached with either rings, clips, or pocket rod or a sophisticated swag or drape. 

Swag Top Treatment
Swag Top Treatment

Cascades & Swags

Swags and cascades go together to create a more formal window treatment design. A swag without the cascading fabric is more or less a piece of fabric loosely slung and draped over a decorative rod. For more style, swags can be wound over a tieback at each corner of a window frame. There are many ways to hang swags, but the most common is a simple swag, where the swag drapes in the middle like a valance; the ends, either cut into diagonals or simply hemmed, softly hang down on each side of the window. Both types of swags create a chic look.

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Valances, Cornices, Top Treatments in Denver, Arvada CO and Surrounding Areas

Meet with one of our design consultants to discuss your flooring or window covering project. We offer all types of flooring including wood, stone, tile, luxury vinyl and carpeting.  Our custom window coverings from Hunter Douglas include blinds, shades, shutters, draperies and motorization options. With more than 100 years of combined experience, the staff of Bretz Interiors can handle any project.

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Our Showroom is in Lakewood, CO but we also provide free in-home appointments throughout the Greater Denver area including Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Westminster, Littleton, Morrison, and the neighborhood of Applewood, CO, and surrounding areas.