Window cornice can be more than just the frame and the glass that filled a place in someone else’s house. Some windows are architectural treasures that you can recycle to useful, beautiful decor elements for your home. New uses for old windows take planning and some renovation, but are well worth the effort.
Give an old window a new life in your bedroom. Take the glass, and then hang the frame horizontally behind the bed as a charming headboard. You may want to use two windows if you hang them vertically. Leave existing worn finishes for a natural look, or sand the frames and paint them. Paint a pretty mural behind it, such as a beach garden scene that you want to see every day. Buy a wallpaper mural if you are not a painter.
Take an old window with many glass panes and recycle it to a large group of photo frames. First, clean your window frame. Leave it worn for an antique look or sand and paint it to suit your decor. Buy rugs in a color that complements the room. Have mats cut into shapes that fit each window pane. Attach pictures to each mat, then place in each window pane. Attach a large piece of cardboard to the back of the window and attach with small nails. Hang the new cornice for a unique way to enjoy your favorite photos.