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


via a + b kasha


via Yatzer

french paris decorative crown molding living room

François Halard for Vogue via Domaine


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?



  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

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