A way to enhance your interior using molding
If you think that you are stuck with whatever interior you have in your home unless you opt for major reconstruction, you are wrong.
There is a way to make the overall room look bigger, smaller, make the ceilings look shorter or taller.
Usually, for a comfortable room, a desirable look is a bigger room with taller ceilings. We have a few tricks that are hardly time consuming and
are very rewarding in what they accomplish for the overall look of the room.
Reversible Crown Molding For Low Ceilings
A great way to make any ceiling look taller is the reversible molding. The important and curious part of it is to figure out how this
particular crown molding should be used to complement your walls.
If you have lower ceilings, then the smaller side of the molding should be placed along the wall and the longer side should be placed on the ceiling.
I had experienced a huge problem with my ceilings because they were way too low for my liking - it always felt as if I was trying to fit into
a doll house. I realized that I do not have to bother with the seeming unpleasant situation. After installing the moldings, my house seemed
completely different. The stuffy and cramped atmosphere was finally put to rest!
Reversible Molding for High Ceiling
If you have high ceilings, then the molding should be placed with the larger side on the wall and the shorter side on the ceiling. It is a
great way to draw the eye to the tall ceiling without the molding detail getting lost.
It is usually better when the ceilings are taller, but do not think that you are getting off easy - no matter what, you still have to put quite a
bit of thought into the way the space is handled. The molding design is also specially made to be reversed since the design itself has a similar
effect on the interior of the home.
A rather traditional molding to go for is the Winfield Cove Molding which has rather simple tiered edges that
goes easy on the decorative elements. If you would like to have a molding that makes more of an impact onto your home, then something that is a
bit more ornate such as the Chastian Cove could be used in your design. For an even more noticeable impact, you could go utilize the Montgomery
Panel molding is also a great way to accentuate the height of the walls or to fool the eye in making the walls look taller - it
creates vertical lines to accentuate the vertical aspect of the wall as opposed to concentrating on the horizontal aspect. It is an idea that is
very similar to the one that is used in fashion - vertical stripes are sliming, while the horizontal stripes make a person's figure look stout.
There is a very wide selection of the different types of designs for the panel molding. You can choose anything from smaller and more subtle
designs to a much bolder choice. For example, the Covington molding has a simple rope design that is very delicate and can be accentuated by
highlighting it with different glazes and types of paint. If you would like a bolder look to your wall design, then you might like to go with the
Waterman or Tifton molding. It is a beautiful design on a larger scale as to create maximum impart without taking away from the design of the room
or overwhelming the people who inhabit the space.
To make a bolder and a more influential statement and effect on the room, you could either put striped wallpaper (or one that contains vertical
designs) or paint the stripes on in the middle of the design.
Baseboard, or the show molding is something that will ground your walls and make them have a presence as opposed to meekly fading into the
Some people are a bit intimidated by the baseboard molding if they have shorter ceilings because they think that when they add more decorative
elements onto their walls, the shorter the ceiling will look. The baseboard should not be over 5 inches due to it becoming your worst nightmare
in truncating the apparent height of your walls and therefore truncating the height of your ceilings; but strategically placed decorative elements
will go a long way to enhancing the way your room looks.
We have a wide selection of the baseboard moldings that could be used for rooms with shorter ceilings. Many baseboards are under 5" and many also
come with a built-in shoe molding. There are less ornate baseboards such as the Sacramento and the Modesto, but there are also hose with a bit
more decorative edge such as the Atlanta molding.