Crown moldings are architectural elements that are both practical and decorative. Very versatile, they adapt to all styles of decoration, while serving to enhance the architecture of the room and to hide the holes and joints between the walls and ceilings. They also can be placed around some furniture.
Here are some great tips to enhance the appearance and life of your crown moldings:
1. Transform the crown moldings with paint.
You don’t need to undertake a major renovation project to transform your crown moldings! A simple brushstroke can have a big impact. Paint is an affordable product accessible to all in the mode of application. It can also serve both to bring out or to conceal architectural elements in your home or commercial property.
Depending on the color scheme of the furnishing and the desired decoration style, you can choose a shade that is dedicated to the moldings, or you can use the same color that is on the rest of the wall so both the wall and crown molding go well with each other. If the desired effect is that of the contrast, while marrying well with the palette of colors of the room, you could be inspired by the color of one of the objects which are already part of the decoration, ex: a vase, a bed, desk, etc.
However, in rooms that are small or already very crowded, bringing out the moldings can give the illusion that the space is smaller than it really is. As a result, the color scheme needs to be carefully considered.
In addition, before applying the paint, be sure to prepare the moldings properly. If they have already been painted, you will have to sand to find the base area to create a harmonious design and decoration.
2. Choose decorative moldings that fit your living room, bedroom or any other room.
Moldings can have a positive visual impact on the perception of the size of the room, it is important to choose moldings that have the right size and the right width.
3. Explore patterns and materials
In old houses, we often see moldings with very ornate motifs or beautiful woodwork. In both cases, it is better to alternate the simpler moldings and the ornate moldings to avoid a too "stuffy" effect. Find out different styles and materials so the decoration will have the effect you like.
4. Make custom moldings
Home improvement shops offer excellent products, but if your budget allows, call a craftsman or a carpenter in your local city who can make your custom moldings. The result will be perfectly suitable to your home, because the artisan will be able to work by adapting to your tastes and your needs, while taking care to adjust the moldings according to the exact dimensions and the layout of the room.
5. Make sure the installation is done properly
Many people think that the installation of moldings is a task accessible to all. Instead of using renovation professionals, they decide to do it by themselves. On the other hand, as the installation requires a lot of patience and precision, the result may leave something to be desired. Each section of the molding is laid independently and if one is not careful, the edges may be slightly uneven.
If you don’t have good skills in renovation or carpentry, it is highly recommended to hire a local carpenter near you. The same goes for painting. If you hire an experienced painter, you will be guaranteed that the result will meet your expectations.
To get help in crown molding repairs, installation or maintenance; don’t hesitate to contact Carpenter Montreal!