So many molding choices; How to decide?
Well, the best way to start out with crown molding selection is to narrow your field of interest. Once you narrow it down, there are more choices to make.
The best way to make a choice is to think of the overall style that you would like in your home and then the general pattern that you think will be aesthetically pleasing. Then you can choose from our many moldings that have that similar pattern. For example, if you would look through the Egg-and Dart collection, you will see many different variations on the general egg-and-dart pattern.
You can go for a dramatic look, a more subdued look, something that has a very present profile. Alternatively, something that doesn't really have much of a profile and concentrates on the simple pattern itself. Once you decide on a few pieces, you can order samples to see how the molding will look with your design ideas.
Picking out a color for your molding
Many people like for their molding to just be plain white, some like to paint it a different color that stands out from the walls, any color could work for that. Some have found that they like for their molding to match the color of their walls to a T, which is a great way to enhance the architecture of the room.
A great and easy technique that is always worth trying out is highlighting the designs on the molding with certain color paint. Some of the best color choices are gold and bronze - using shimmering paint will help the design to pick up light and have a more significant impact. The best way to highlight the design is to get a soft-bristle brush that is of a smaller size and to put a thin coat of paint over the design and wipe with a rag. That way, the paint will stay in the crevices of the design and end up highlighting and showing off the relief of the design. It is also possible to use that technique on the molding after you have already painted it. If you are feeling particularly brave with your artistic skills, then you should try using an accent color on some parts of the design to make it a bit more exciting and playful.
What about the installation of the molding?
The installation of our decorative polyurethane molding could not be any easier! All you must do is measure, miter, and then install. After you receive your crown molding, you should just cut the corners to 45 degrees so that they will be able to meet up to a 90 degree angle.
Then install, fill in any gaps with the while adhesive and smooth with your finger. Crown molding is light-weight, so no heavy lifting is needed for the installation. Installation of the decorative molding is a fast, easy, and stress-free way to transform your room in a very dramatic way. Why Install a Crown Molding?