Interior trim work and moldings are typically used to frame windows, doors and flooring but there is so much more that can be done with it. They can be used to accent a wall, crown kitchen cabinets and create faux wainscoting. Casing and moldings can be fairly inexpensive but when installed correct it can produce a stunning finished product.

Wall Accents

1 inch wide decorative trim applied to a wall in rectangular patterns can add textures, depth and interest to any wall. Paint the trim work the same colour as the wall for a subtle approach.

Follow the direction of the ceiling for a consistent and clean appearance. The different colour of trim work makes it stand out from the rest of the wall and makes a sort of landing place for art work.

Apply a pretty wallpaper to the center of the trim work for delicately beautiful accent wall. Add a couple wall sconces for a visually large light fixture.

Faux Paneling and Wainscoting

Square flat casing has been used to create the appearance of raised panels. A very clean and contemporary look.

A continuous baseboard running along the floor and another piece 36 inches up the wall outline the wainscoting. 1 inch decorative trim is then used to form panels. Paint it all the same for the visual appearance of real panel wainscoting. This would be a fraction of the cost and you would end up with something just as beautiful.

Word of the Day: Apron

A piece of horizontal moulding that is placed directly under the window sill.

Happy Decorating!

AuthorCamille Pacori