How to Transform Your Home with Molding and Trim: 5 Creative Ideas
Choosing the right combination of trim and molding is a great way to spruce up a room and hide the imperfections on its surfaces. The most common combinations of trim and molding used for this purpose include crown molding, baseboard trim, chair rail molds, case trim moldings and corner bead molds.
Crown molding is a type of decorative trim used to line the point where the wall meets the ceiling. It adds an element of style and elegance to any room, and can also be used to hide certain pre-existing imperfections in the wall. Baseboard molds are used to line the gap between the bottom of the walls and the flooring of the room, and most commonly come with a shoe mold trim or quarter round trim design. For doors, windows, and other gaps between jambs, doorways or archways a case trim molding should be used to cover and protect the surfaces. Chair rail molds provide protection to the walls from scratches caused by dining chairs placed too close to them in a dining room. Lastly, corner bead molds are used to protect the walls from any plaster that may chip off at the edges.
To ensure that the parts of trim and molding last long and look great, it is important to buy from materials of superior quality. There are now many different types of materials used in the manufacture of trims, ranging from traditional wood to modern, light weight, high-density polyurethane foam and medium density fiberboard (MDF). The choice of material depends highly on individual taste and aesthetic sensibilities, as the choice affects the decoration of the room greatly. Some materials are more suitable for painting, either with a paint finish or wallpaper, and so this should also be taken into account when making the purchase.
By installing a combination of the right trim and molding, it is possible to enhance the appearance of any room and make it look more luxurious than ever before. Whether it is a living room, bedroom, study, kitchen or bathroom, a carefully thought-out combination of trim and molding can be used to bring beauty and sophistication to any dull or neglected surfaces in the room.