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January 16th, 2017

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Crown molding is one of those features in your home that can take any room from blah-say to beautiful. Details like crown molding, pocket doors, and ceiling medallions were once par for the course in many our homes here in New Orleans. They lent an air of grandeur and luxury that are missing in more modern, out-of-the-box construction and homes in need of renovation. Fortunately, if you live in one or thinking about purchasing an old residence that’s devoid of detail like crown molding, you can add it to the home with relative easy. You’ll want crown modding installed in a way that’s elegant and flows with the house — instead of a project that looks like a bad renovation.

Figure out how many rooms you want to do and how much you want to spend. Are you planning on adding molding to your entire home or to just one room? If it’s just being added to one room, is it just because the other rooms don’t need it or because you don’t think you have the budget? If the reason is budget, determine if doing only one room or some will throw off your homes Feng Shui. Choose the best material that works for your budget and remember not to over-improve. You can buy very attractive and affordable pre-fabricated strips of crown molding in many styles, shapes, and sizes at any home improvement store.

After you have looked at a few samples either in store or on line you need to consider where to place the molding. Molding can be placed in many different places throughout your home. Gain inspiration from magazines, social media, and interior design sites. The hashtag crown molding produces thousands of offerings on Instagram, showcasing everything from beautiful examples to how-tos.

Many home owners place their crowd moving along the perimeter of the ceiling to create a stunning and elegant visual effect between the wall and the ceiling – make sure you take into account the ceiling’s height of any room. Tall and or larger rooms easily showcase wide and ornate trim, while smaller rooms should always have smaller molding strips that doesn’t overwhelm the space.

If you are considering molding along lower parts of walls, you’re getting detailing that not only makes a room look more finished but that also protects walls from the scuff marks that come from chairs and other furnishings being pushed against the wall. Take the time to be strategic. Placing trim in all the right places gives your room the luxe, rich vibe that can harken back days gone by.

Figure out how detailed you want to go. Crown molding, like all art for the home can be simple, or as we like to do down here in New Orleans, over the top Find a design yourself or you can hire an interior designer. Places of inspiration can be found in magazines, social media, and countless interior design websites.


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