This is the most basic style of cornice. The top and bottom of the cornice is straight and has solid straight sides. The face and sides are padded and covered with fabric. Typically, a welt cord will be added along bottom edges.
The bottom pattern is designed to scale wider or narrower horizontally in proportion to the width of the cornice. End patterns on a proportional shaped bottom may be similarly styled with the center part or they can have a different cut out style. The end cut out pattern may, or may not scale with the center part of the pattern. Typically, a welt cord will be added along bottom edges.
Can have a straight or shaped bottom and the sides of the cornice are designed to protrude outward or inward. This style with shaped sides on the cornice box will be considerably more expensive to manufacture. Some side shaping patterns may interfere with the installation of under treatments, so be sure to take this into consideration when designing and specifying finished dimensions.
Shaped tops on face boards which protrude above a straight flat top board, can be excellent hiding places for wiring and controllers if there are motorized under treatments being used. This cornice style requires careful consideration of how it will install over under treatments as well.
There are few limitations to the number and types of ways to change the look of a cornice. The entire look of the cornice will change just by making simple changes. Some examples are shown below.