With window dressings, the choice is usually between using a pretty curtain pole or covering a not-so-pretty pole/track with a pretty pelmet or valance.
I recently came across this brilliant idea of using coving (cornice / crown moulding… whatever you call it) as a pelmet… I love the built-in look and am definitely going to do this when I get the chance!
You don’t even have to have windows right up to the ceiling to use this idea (but you wouldn’t want them to be too low either). Simply use a double layer window treatment, with a roman blind covering the area above the window like in the image below. This is practical in terms of insulation, gives the window height and looks lovely. What’s not to love?
Are you a pretty pole or a pretty pelmet person? Would you use this idea?