Modern Uses for Traditional Moulding

Moulding is most commonly seen on wainscoting, cabinets or as crown moulding, dressing up the seam between your walls and ceilings. However, it can be used just about anywhere to create a focal point on your ceiling, walls or stairs. Here are a few recommendations that you can easily DIY. These would take minimal time, but produce maximum impact!


Use moulding to create a geometric or abstract design on an otherwise flat ceiling.

Create an accent wall in a bedroom, dining room, etc. using moulding in a matching (or opposite!) paint color.


Step up your baseboard game by adding a piece of moulding 3 inches above the top of your existing baseboard. Paint the space in between to match and create a dramatic effect.

Moulding can be used in so many ways and is a great way to transform traditional into transitional!

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