Decorative Crown Molding: The Ultimate Way to Spruce up Your Home
Posted: Sep 03, 2019
Dating back centuries and first introduced by ancient Egyptians and Greeks, decorative crown molding has made a huge comeback in modern interior designing.
Back in the day, crown molding was used to cover gaps that appeared at the intersections of walls and ceilings. However, since its reemergence in home décor, it is being used by homeowners for its aesthetic appeal.
Crown moldings come in a variety of styles, can be made from different materials, and are suitable for a wide range of purposes.
Below we highlight the basics of all that you need to know about decorative crown molding and how to use it for best results.The Benefits of Installing Crown Molding
Whether you are trying to boost the resale value of your house or you are a DIY home décor lover looking for the next project to spruce up your place, crown molding might just be the solution.
You can use it to frame doors, accentuate the ceilings and/ or draw attention to the cabinets, shelves, fireplace, etc. as well as emphasize on the transition between walls and flooring. Crown moldings also help hide away any imperfections that might be present around wall fixtures and the likes.
Want to add charm and elegance to your bedroom? Or highlight different areas of your house? Or perhaps turn your living room into a Victorian parlor? A stylish molding can help you achieve it all with without requiring any changes to the existing design!
Decorative crown moldings give your space a refined and tasteful appeal and depending on the style and material chosen, they can also make a room look grander and bigger.Types of Decorative Crown Molding (by Material)Composite Crown Molding
Composite moldings are relatively inexpensive yet highly durable. They can be easily customized to match the décor of your home by painting the moldings with the required color.MDF Crown Molding
Moldings made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) bring in the stately beauty of wood carvings without costing as much as their wooden counterparts. They come in different profiles and are a great option for rooms with pale, light-colored walls.Vinyl Crown Molding
Best suited for humid environments, vinyl moldings are the ideal choice for revamping your bathroom. Install it once and you don’t have to check it time and again to ensure that there is no rot or insect problems.Plastic Crown Molding
Although it is somewhat difficult to install plastic crown moldings, they are one of the most commonly used components to border kitchen shelves and cabinets or to make ceiling lights (chandelier, hanging lamps, etc.) the focal point in a room.Wooden Crown Molding
If you want a touch of that magnificent royal look indoors, then wooden moldings are your best bet. Even a simple beam running along the wall-ceiling joints can create an incredibly ornate look. However, remember that wood moldings are greatly affected by weather conditions.
Commercially available decorative crown molding kits are easy to install, reasonably priced and thus, suitable for use for most homeowners. So, if you want to give your interiors that fine and luxurious look, these architectural elements are all you need to turn your home into a modern place with character.
George Anderson is a freelance writer, blogger, and entrepreneur. I love reading, outdoor activities, traveling and staying current with new trends