In our Master Bedroom, we have two windows behind our bed. They are actually different sizes as one is four inches wider than the other. Why? I have no idea.
Can you see which one is bigger?
In case you are wondering why I am showing you such a snippet of this room, you should know that it is completely covered in sheets and plastic due to our master bathroom renovation. (I posted an update yesterday in case you missed it) We sleep in this little plastic cocoon!
I did not really want to put full length curtains on these windows (although I tried that once) because this room is pretty small, and I did not want to move the bed forward to accompany their thickness. Therefore, I knew I wanted shades or something similar, but the problem I was running into was how to better conceal the difference in window size.
My good friend and vintage furniture lover, Kristen, texted me from an estate sale and sent me a photo of these cornice boards. I immediately loved the vintage fabric, and I said “yes, get them!”. You know you have a great friend when she loads two huge cornice boards in her car for you. Love you, KD!
The problem is the trim. I think I want something a bit more modern looking.
And perhaps finding a trim to tie in with the blue of the roman shades underneath the cornices would be good? We just put the shades up, and they are the Pottery Barn Silk Dupioni Shades in Porcelain Blue. Love them!
When we installed these cornice boards, I was so impressed with how well they concealed the difference in the windows! You would probably not even notice it in real life if I did not point it out to you.
The colors in the fabric pattern on the cornice boards is so pretty. It is such an unusual color combination that I find it really interesting. It coordinates well with the grasscloth wallpaper, too.
Because of the curves of the cornice board, I cannot really use a tape, it almost has to be something that is braided or a cord so I can turn it easily.
I love the idea of doing something like the photo below and creating a fabric trim that is cut to match the shape of the cornice.
Also, I love how the peek of blue coming from underneath the cornice highlights its neat shape. This was an unforeseen bonus!
I have to do something at the bottom of the cornices simply because of the damage there will be from me removing the old trim.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any ideas on what would be pretty on the bottom of these? Have you seen something great lately?