Window Inspiration: Pelmet Boxes

Window Inspiration: Pelmet Boxes

Jeanine Brennan
Sep 23, 2009

We're big fans of simple window treatments like white shades and roller blinds, but occasionally they need a little something-something to hide the hardware at the top, and to look more finished. A detail we like if you keep it simple and don't overly swag, is the addition of a structured valance, or pelmet box...

This weekend we were scouring books and blogs for inspiration for window treatments that can stand up to our mostly industrial-style decor. We hadn't thought of a cornice, but were blown away by the simple DIY pelmet boxes that we saw on Little Green Notebook and Chez Larsson as an alternative to curtains. Benita of Chez Larsson cut and assembled these simple white pelmet boxes (above) out of mdf and painted them with a few coats of gloss white paint. We like how crisp and modern they look, and that she called it adding an "eyebrow" to her windows.

Jenny from Little Green Notebook created these adorable pink pelmet boxes for the windows in her daughters room in just a few hours. Amazingly she used only foam core, batting/fabric and duct tape &mdash which is extra inspiring for those of us without a table saw.

(Images 1,2,3: Little Green Notebook; 4: Chez Larsson)

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