Today, a home is much more than a place to sleep. Due to the coronavirus, the houses are now being used for offices, schools and gyms. Are you satisfied with the overall look and tone of your home, especially now that you spend a lot of time at home? Paint, furnishings, and decor can help enhance the style of your home, but so can crown molding. By adding molding along your ceilings, floors, and doors, you can add depth and uniqueness to any room. Consider crown molding or cove molding to elevate your home. Or, if you have a modern home and want to forego trim for a sleek, flat look, there are other architectural elements you can add to attract attention. Read below for a complete guide to the different types of trim and their benefits.
Crown molding styles
You can add crown molding to almost any area of a room, from the ceiling to the floor and areas in between. Some styles of trim will work anywhere, while others are designed to fit a specific space. These are the most popular types of trim:
ï‚§ Crown molding – As the name implies, crown molding crowns a room when placed at the junction between the ceiling and the wall. Styles can range from a simple frame to very elaborate and ornate designs. For elaborate designs, it’s best to consult and work with a professional to ensure the wood is cut and installed correctly.
ï‚§ Siding: This type of trim is used to hide gaps between the wall and the door or window frame. Siding around doors also adds stabilization to the opening, so this type of trim brings important benefits to your home. It is important to remember that the case frame and baseboard should match to give the rooms in your home a cohesive look.
ï‚§ Baseboards: Baseboards, along with casing, are the most common types of trim. Base frames fill the space between the wall and the floor and protect your walls from shoe scuffs, while also hiding any gaps between the walls and the floor that may occur over time. For aesthetic reasons, you can choose narrow or wide baseboards, depending on the desired “look” for a particular room.
ï‚§ Chair rails: Serve as protection and decorative trim, chair rails are built approximately halfway down a wall to protect the wall from scratches made by furniture. There are a variety of options for adding chair rails to rooms in your home. You can paint the walls above or below the chair panels in different colors, cover half the wall with wood, or cover part of the wall with wallpaper. The main benefit of chair rail molding is that you can repair only part of the wall if it is damaged by furniture.
ï‚§ Medallions: Typically used to conceal the opening through which light fixtures hang. Medallions are ornate decorative moldings that are installed on ceilings. Ceiling medallions tend to be easy to install and come in a variety of designs and styles to meet your decorative needs.
Crown molding is one of those architectural features that can really add value to your home, no matter what type of home you live in. Streamline your living space into a sanctuary by adding different architectural elements.