Cornices are one of the most important design elements in a home.  They appear in every room and are seldom obscured by furniture.  Additionally, they set the mood for the room and the whole house.

They give a room character, style and finish. They clearly proclaim the historical period a home belongs to and even the status of that home within its period.  Do you want your home to stand out and make a statement or blend into the background.

Choose carefully because your choice of cornice will continue to say a lot about you and your home for years to come.

Recommended ceiling heights are merely suggestions.  There are not hard and fast rules, the suggested heights are the heights at which the cornice is usually used.  If you desire a particular effect you can use a small cornice on a high ceiling or a big cornice on a low ceiling.  The choice is ultimately yours.