I’ve learned to get particularly creative with adding personality and character to our boxy, split-level home, and one of the ways I’ve significantly changed the look of our home (for the better) is by installing molding (otherwise known as trim or paneling).
It’s a great way to make a room appear larger by drawing the eye to boundaries and it just brings an overall luxurious feel to the room.
There are a few different styles of interior molding, so I decided to create a little visual to help you understand the different types:
Here’s another visual I created to help you see where each of the moldings mentioned above comes to life:
I scoured YouTube to provide you with some tutorials that can help teach you how to install some of the most popular styles of moldings.
Also known as Picture Frame molding, Panel molding is a great way to add depth and style to your room.
Here’s a great video on how to install applied panel molding.
And here’s amazing blog-post tutorial by Addicted2Decorating.
Wainscotting is typically applied on the lower third of the wall (and should never be applied halfway up the wall). That means for an eight-foot ceiling, Wainscoting should be about 33-35 inches from the floor.
This is a great video on how to apply wainscoting.
Box molding is also rather simple to install – you essentially add strips of wood to your walls with glue or nails. You can play around with the size of each box and the thickness of the wood.
I hope this was helpful and has inspired you to install molding in your home!
Have a great week!!