Design Inspiration: Decorative Molding

After clicking through Zillow about a hundred or more times searching from house to house on our own house hunt, I’ve fallen in love with a few key layouts and design elements. Of course I want/dream of some room specifics like an open kitchen, an enclosed patio, and a huge bathtub, but certain smaller details keep catching my eye; namely, crown molding and decorative molding. I guess that’s how I know I’ve officially entered “grownup-hood” – I crush on things like crown molding. Now I recognize that too much decorative molding can leave your home looking like a giant Roman Palace (Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. Gaudy? Maybe. Bad? Nah, never. I like my decor a little over-the-top.) Still, a touch of decorative molding across an unexpected place – like a ceiling or fireplace, can look utterly gorgeous. And painted over in a statement black or white – such a chic look.

crown molding white fireplace black chairs

via the design daredevil

white crown molding walls

photo by jonah podbereski

herringbone-wood-floors-and-white-crown-molding

via a + b kasha

Gilles-et-Boissier-home-yatzer-crown-decorative-molding-white

via Yatzer

french paris decorative crown molding living room

François Halard for Vogue via Domaine

Un-intérieur-parisien-so-chic-paris-french-design-crown-decorative-molding

via Frenchy Fancy

decorative crown molding white grey fireplace rug

via The Decorista (designed by Rob Stuart and photographed by Donna Dotan)

Are you a fan of decorative molding? Would you add the design element to your space or highlight it if it already exists in your current place?


Lexi

6 comments


  1. Shannon

    So in love with this old french style! The molding is just gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  2. I just love molding, it always adds so much to a space.

  3. Tara

    All gorgeous inspiration pics! I love crown molding as well!

  4. Lauren

    I’ve never really thought about crown molding that much, but now I’m think I might be a bit obsessed! Lovely inspiration, thanks for sharing!!

    Grace, Faith, & Glitter

Leave a Comment