As nouns the difference between adornment and adorning
is that adornment
is a decoration; that which adorns while adorning
is an adornment.
As a verb adorning is
A decoration; that which adorns.
The act of decorating.
- The draperies did little to keep out the light; rather, they were mainly there as adornment for the windows.
* William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
- Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, / So many mermaids, tended her i' the eyes, / And made their bends adornings