Using Decorative Molding

The finishing touches are often the most striking details of a project. Regardless of  decorating style, moldings add texture and interest to a home.  Decorative moldings can be used on walls, around windows and doors  and even on the ceiling.   They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes.  They can be stacked by adding several layers of trim to create an embellishment or they can be used as a simple accent.   

 

Moldings should compliment the style of the home.  A Victorian home may feature heavily ornate moldings, while a modern home may have very few moldings.   When considering moldings, modern decor lends itself toward more geometric shapes.

 

Moldings come in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes.  Moldings are traditionally thought of as a wood product.   However, new materials are being made to look like wood that are more environmentally friendly, durable and cost effective.  

 

Don't be afraid to shake things up a bit when it comes to painting your moldings.  We traditionally think of them as being white on walls painted a different shade but consider painting moldings dark and pairing it with lighter colored walls to create a dramatic impact in your home.  

 

How will you incorporate moldings in your home today? 

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