Welcome to another Window Wednesday! All this week we are going to be talking about cording and different ways to use it. On Monday I showed you different samples of pillows with cording. Today I’m going to share with you samples of window treatments with cording. On Friday I’m going to have a tutorial about how to make cording.
Be sure to check out our Decorating With Window Treatments page for more ideas, tips and techniques for your windows!
Adding cording to window treatments is a great way to add a custom detail. Most often I use cording on valances and cornices. I especially love to add cording to the top edge of a valance or cornice.
A lot of times I will use a contrast cording – cording made from fabric that complements the main fabric. Less often I use self-cording – cording that is made from the main fabric. Here are a couple of examples of self-cording on cornices.
In this first example the self-cording on the top and bottom edges gives the cornice a finishing touch.
The cornice below has a larger cord on the top edge, and double cording on the bottom edge.
Here’s a close-up of the double cording along the bottom edge.
These next examples are of valances with contrast cording.
This is an example of a soft cornice that has cording on both edges of the banding and along the top edge.
I love how the contrast cording accents the curved shapes on this valance.
Sometimes I will add cording to a drapery panel, usually alongside banding like in the example below.
These are just a few examples of how cording can be added to window treatments. What are some of the ways you like to use cording?
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