Make Moulding Work For You

Posted by Mary Sweigert ~ July 18, 2008

I'm guilty. Guilty of under appreciating moulding. I was spoiled in my previous home, where mouldings abounded, but after the move, well, something is just not right.

Its likely one of those things you won't notice until you don't have it. And then you'll be plagued by the feeling that something is conspicuously missing. Take my word on this one, as a dweller of a now moulding-free abode, it feels different. The word I'm looking for here is more probably unfinished, because it is.

Photo Credit: Bob Vila

Managing Moulding Woes

While you may be taking your moulding for granted, or if you're looking at adding some to make your place feel whole, there are almost too many choices: crown, decorative, chair rail...the list is a potentially very long one.

Moulding is an effective way to make a quick upgrade to your room for a terrific impact. It's an easy do-it-yourself or weekend project that packs a really powerful aesthetic punch. I promise you'll be surprised if you try out some new mouldings or change existing ones to newer, fresher colors. You can wake up the most uninspired of rooms and add dimension to lackluster floor plans.

Take a look at some of the creative ways mouldings can be used:


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