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Top Five Molding Styles To Enhance A Room

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Whether you’re completely remodelling your home or strictly focusing on floor renovation, adding the right trim can enhance and polish any room. The perfect trim will seamlessly unite the walls, window and door frames, floors and fixtures into one sleek whole. There are several types of mouldings to choose from that reflect various homeowner decorative styles, from Victorian and traditional to completely contemporary.

Seawest Hardwood Floor has compiled a list of the top five trim styles that enhance any room below.

Crown Mouldings

Crown mouldings are most suitable for more decorative styled rooms. This type of trim is fitted between the wall and the ceiling. It makes the transition between the ceiling and the walls more appealing. This is a perfect trim for rooms with a fairly ornate chandelier or piece of artwork near the ceiling to draw the eye upwards.


A baseboard is by far the most common type of trim in a room. Baseboards cover any uneven joints and areas between the wall and the floor. It also protects this area from chairs, tables and other furniture. There is an endless array of baseboard styles to choose from to complete the room. You can even choose to add in a shoe moulding to the bottom of the to thicken the baseboard appearance and further cover any unwanted wall to floor detail.

Chair Rails

Chair rails, also known as dado rails, are applied to the lower part of the wall horizontally all across the room’s perimeter. Originally, the purpose of the chair rail was for functional purposes, however, over time, many homeowners have chosen it for aesthetic purposes as well. Chair rails split the lower part of the wall into two areas, which many choose to have wallpaper applied above in one area and painted in the other. This is believed to enhance the colour palette dynamically in the room.


Wainscot trim is a type of panelling of wood pieces that are vertically lined up along the lower perimeter of the wall. These vertical pieces are traditionally made of wood, however, some homeowners have chosen to use plastic or other materials for the interlocking panel pieces. This type of trim is highly protective and decorative, transforming a space into a decorative, detailed room with character.

Wall Frame Mouldings

Wall frame mouldings, also known as picture frame mouldings, are frames on a wall that create spaces for artwork, paintings and other hangings. They’re the perfect, decorative way to break up expansive hallways, large living rooms or stairways.

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