i like the seating arrangement of 4 comfortable chairs around a coffee table
These are some of the standard shapes available for cornice boxes but by using your imagination anything is possible. If you have a flair for upholstering you can easily do this yourself finishing off the top and bottom edges with decorative gimp or fringe or perhaps a decorative rope.
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DIY cornice window treatment
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roman shade designs. I searched all over the internet and my sewing books for valance ideas and found nothing. I don't think this is a tutorial, but the pictures is really all I need.