Whether you’re replacing worn-out mouldings or adding new architectural elements such as wainscoting, trim and mouldings are an inexpensive way to completely change the feel of a room.
The most common profiles of moulding are baseboard, crown mouldings, and casings & headers. Baseboard mouldings typically cover the gap between your flooring and wall, making the transition much softer. Crown mouldings are at the top of the wall, connecting it to the ceiling and creating visual elements that can make the ceiling look higher, the room look bigger and the paint color stand out. Casings & headers wrap around windows and doors, concealing the gap between the wall and the frames.
Trim and moulding profiles that are strictly cosmetic, such as chair rails and wall & ceiling trim, are less common but are gaining major popularity in the design world. An example of this is wainscoting, which served its purpose in protecting walls before the modern advancements we see in paint and wallpaper today.
Trim and moulding profiles are completely customizable, and the various pieces can be combined to create build-ups, resulting in larger elements and more exciting visual effects.