Daniel Banks

If you’re new to the world of moulding, it can be overwhelming with all the different products, species and applications. While these terms may seem like a foreign language, we’re here to help translate moulding speak into something any novice can understand.

Chair Rail

Chair rail moulding gets its name because it was originally designed to protect the walls from getting damaged by furniture. Today, chair rail is more often used as a decorative divider to differentiate between two different types of paint, wallpaper or wainscoting (which we talk about later in this post). This wall moulding is typically applied a third of the way up from the floor. Chair rail is popular in dining rooms, formal living rooms, and master bedrooms (although you can install chair rail in any room). Here at Woodgrain, we offer a large variety of chair rail and wall trim products that are available at The Home Depot and other local distributors. Check out this article from DIY Network to learn how to install your own chair rail.

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Crown Moulding

This is one of the most popular types of moulding. Crown moulding is an elegant, architecturally charming interior trim that’s used where the walls and ceiling meet. Woodgrain manufactures a huge selection of crown moulding products, including our ultimate DIY crown moulding product, Ledgendary Crown. With Ledgendary Crown you can install gorgeous crown moulding easier and quicker than ever before. Check out our recent blog post to learn more. Find Ledgendary™ Crown online at The Home Depot.

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Wainscoting

Wainscoting is typically a complete piece of decorative wood paneling (or MDF, plastic or plywood) that’s at chair rail height (a third the way up your wall). In addition to adding architectural charm to your walls, wainscoting also helps protect your walls from scuffs and scratches. Check out this blog post by Wilder Publications about which wainscoting styles fit best in different rooms.

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Judges Paneling

Judges paneling is often confused with wainscoting, but it’s a bit different. While wainscoting is typically at chair rail height, judges paneling can fill up either a portion of a wall or the entire wall. Some common design elements include square or rectangle panels within a frame, like the image below.

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Casing

This type of moulding is typically applied around the perimeter of doors and windows. Outside the home, casing prevents cold air from seeping through window frames. Inside the home, casing typically matches other types of moulding in the room to provide a finished, cohesive look. Casing is also used to cover drywall from window and door installations. Learn more about types of casing in this article from HGTV. Check out the different styles and species of casing we offer here.

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Shiplap

Shiplap is a pattern of wall paneling where planks are laid out horizontally on the walls or ceiling. This type of design is common in a rustic, farmhouse or cottage style home. Woodgrain offers fully finished wall panels that can quickly and easily be installed in a classic shiplap pattern with our Rustic Accents line.

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In addition to the moulding applications mentioned above, there is also base moulding (which you install between the floor and the wall), cove moulding (concave shaped trim that you install where the wall and ceiling meet), dentil moulding (wood trim that has blocks shaped like teeth),  picture rail moulding (moulding from which you can hang pictures) and many more categories.

Additionally, don’t feel like you have to use a particular type of moulding in the way it’s specified here. Some of the most incredible designs we’ve seen are when people got creative and used moulding in non-conventional ways.

Woodgrain manufactures moulding to fit every application, whether it’s inside or outside your home. Visit our website to learn more about our full list of moulding products and where to buy them.

We hope this guide is helpful as you embark on your next moulding installation project. Have questions or comments on a specific moulding product? Contact us.

Daniel Banks

With so many different species of moulding to choose from, it can be a challenge to pick the right moulding to fit your space. To make your decision easier, it’s good to familiarize yourself with different moulding materials and their unique attributes. Check out our quick guide to help you figure out which moulding species is right for you.

Pine

Solid pine moulding has a beautiful small grain, is very easy to use and can be finished either by staining or painting. In addition to solid pine, Woodgrain offers two other types of pine moulding. The first is primed finger joint pine. This style of pine moulding is made up of finger jointed pine to create a continuous piece of moulding in whatever length is needed. It’s already primed with white water-based paint, making it easy to finish with whichever paint color you want. The second is raw finger joint moulding. It’s just like the primed finger joint moulding, but requires priming and painting.

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Finished Elegance®

Whether you’re adding moulding to the ceiling, baseboards or walls, Finished Elegance® is a practical solution to achieve a durable, flawless finish for your interior space. This moulding species is particularly great because it’s resistant to scratching, marring, dents, moisture, and splitting. It also has a silky smooth finish and doesn’t require any painting. Learn more about our product here.

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Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

MDF is an engineered wood product cut and moulded from wood fiber mixed with resin sheet stock to make a solid piece of moulding. This species of moulding doesn’t have a grain, is less likely to split, crack or warp than solid wood and is cheaper than many other moulding products. Most MDF is primed with a white water-based paint coat, making it easy to finish. You can paint MDF any color you like.

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Oak

The warmth and natural beauty of oak moulding is in a league of its own. Unlike pine, solid oak moulding has a very coarse grain, making it particularly attractive if you have a rustic style home (although oak is a wonderful option no matter your style). This durable moulding can easily be finished with stain or varnish to create a really gorgeous look.

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Knotty Alder

Knotty Alder is medium-density wood that’s a bit softer than oak. This species of moulding shows off the natural knots of the wood, which helps create an elegant rustic look when finished. To complete the look of your moulding, you can either add stain or varnish.

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Woodgrain Distribution carries eleven different species of moulding, including all of the species mentioned above. Check out our full list of moulding species here. You can also find several of our moulding options at The Home Depot.

Do you have a favorite species of moulding? Let us know what worked best for you in the comments section below.

Brooks Dame

Recently on our blog, we’ve shared tips for choosing a front door as well as interior doors, but we haven’t talked much about door hardware. Selecting the right door hardware can significantly enhance the look of your doors. Here is a list of some door hardware options and how they are best utilized to complement your design aesthetic and fit your household needs.

Door Knob

A door knob adds simplistic design to both exterior and interior doors. If you have kids in your home, knobs may be a good option for you because they are harder to turn. Door knobs come in a number of different styles, sizes, and colors. You can even opt for a glass door knob like the one pictured below. Check out this article to learn how to create your own designer door knob in just five minutes.

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Lever Handle

Some people prefer a lever handle over a door knob. Lever handles are easier to use and can provide a unique style to both interior and exterior doors. Lever door handles come in a wide variety of styles, including modern, contemporary and traditional.

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Door Handle Set

A front entry set is a great way to increase curb appeal while adding safety and security to your home. Entrance sets are two pieces. The first piece includes a lever or knob handle with a key lock. The other piece includes a lever or knob handle with a lock that you can turn without requiring the use of a key. Door handle sets come in a wide variety of styles and designs to fit the look and feel of your home.

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Dummy Sets

Dummy sets are great for hallway doors, cabinets and double door pantries because they look like a regular door knob, but they don’t require any turning. All you need to do is pull the door open. These door knobs are extremely easy to install because they don’t require a latch.

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Passage Sets

This type of door hardware is great for places like a den or a basement because it doesn’t have a lock. You can choose either a knob or a lever depending on your personal preference.

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Woodgrain Doors

Woodgrain offers the necessary components required for easy installation including jambs, frames, stops, casing legs, astragals and brick mould. Click on Door Shop Components on our products page to learn more. You can also browse our entire collection of Woodgrain Doors here.

Have any additional questions about doors and door components? Contact us or drop us a line below.

Heather Hastings

It’s hard to believe that school is already back in session for some, and about to be for others. In the spirit of the new academic year, we’ve decided to put together a list of creative DIY home classroom ideas that are both conducive for learning and aesthetically pleasing.

Moulding Wall Art

Moulding is a unique, cost-effective way to display wall art. Just cut up a strip of moulding into four pieces and then glue them together at the corners to form a picture frame. This is a great way to display school art projects or inspirational quotes, like in the image below.

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Additionally, you can nail a strip of moulding to the wall to create a DIY drying rack. Just add some colorful clothespins and you’re good to go.

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Crate Bench

Who knew that simple crates could make such functional furniture? This 30 minute DIY project costs less than $20 and turns simple box crates into a surprisingly comfortable bench. What’s even better is that it doubles as a storage shelf. You can store books, toys, school supplies or whatever else you’d like.

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Chalkboard Door

Turn a boring old door into a chalkboard! All you need is some erasable chalkboard paint. Woodgrain Doors offers a handful of doors with Dry Erase Whiteboard and Magnetic Chalkboard options. Check out our full product listing here.

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DIY Desk

No “classroom” is complete without a desk. This minimalist children’s desk is made out of two wooden boards held in place by metal brackets. You can accomplish a similar look by using individual wood panels—like our Rustic Accents products—stacked together.

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Looking for something more portable? Younger kids will love this desk made from a repurposed cabinet door. The desk takes up very little space so you can set up your “classroom” anywhere!

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Do you have other fun DIY home classroom ideas? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

Rocky Hullette

There is no doubt that Charlie Canipe, the owner of Canipe Farms in Cherryville, North Carolina, is passionate about horses. He was literally born into the business. We talked to Charlie about his farm, what he likes most about working with horses and why he chooses Nature’s Bedding for his show horses.

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How did you get started in this business?

My parents professionally trained horses and were involved in both the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), so I’ve grown up around horses my entire life. When my parents retired in 2007 they decided to close down the family farm. In 2010 I started the farm up at a different location, but after moving around for a little bit, I came back and re-established it at its original location in 2016.

It’s a 40-acre farm with a 14 stall horse show barn and a covered lunging area. Right now I’ve got eight horses on the premises. We built and designed everything on the farm ourselves.

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What do you do with your horses?

I buy, sell and train horses. I’m very involved in the American Paint Horse Association and I my competitions focus mostly on Western pleasure, though I am also involved in all around events. Those would be things like horsemanship, showmanship, halter, trail and hunter under saddle.

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What do you like most about what you do?

The thing I like most about this businesses is the challenge and the sense of accomplishment. My biggest passion is taking a two-year-old horse who hasn’t been ridden before and training him for competition.

The world of show horses is competitive, so I also enjoy going out and winning competitions. We’ve had numerous world champion horses.

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Why do you choose Nature’s Bedding for your horses?

The rep for Nature’s Bedding is a friend of mine from high school. He knew I worked with horses and wanted to get my opinion on the product. I’ve used a lot of products and I was skeptical at first, but the consistency, quality and amount of product you get for the price is just unbeatable.

When it comes down to it, people in the horse show industry are picky about a lot of things. I fall into that category with everything I use. That’s why we went with Nature’s Bedding. The quality  of the product far surpasses anything I could get my hands on for the price.

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Thank you Charlie Canipe for speaking with us about your farm and for being a distributor for Nature’s Bedding.

Tom Hale

Do your walls need an upgrade? We’ve got just the solution: Crown moulding. Crown moulding build-ups (when you stack multiple pieces of moulding together to create a unique design), are particularly eye-catching.

With Ledgendary™ Crown moulding by Woodgrain, you can install your own crown moulding build-up easier and quicker than ever before. Ledgendary™ Crown’s patent-pending design allows crown moulding to sit right on the wall cleat to hold it at the perfect angle, resulting in stress-free installation.

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Ready to install your crown moulding build-up? Here’s your ultimate Ledgendary™ Crown DIY guide.

Getting Started:
Here is the basic list of tools you will need for this DIY project. If you don’t own these tools you can easily rent them at a place like The Home Depot.

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Step 1: Determine How Much Ledgendary™ Crown You Need
Start by drawing a floor plan of your room. Then, measure each wall and note it on your plan. Next, identify each corner in the room and use a protractor to determine the angle. Add all of the wall lengths together—plus an additional 15% in case of cutting mistakes —to determine the amount of Ledgendary™ Crown moulding and cleat to purchase.

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Step 2: Locate Wall Studs
Locate the wall studs with a stud finder and mark with painter’s tape.

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Step 3: Mark Walls for Cleat Installation
Then, cut two 2-½” tall spacer blocks. Starting in a corner, hold the spacer block tight against the ceiling and place a mark at the bottom of the block. Continue this process, making a mark every two or three feet as you go around the room.

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Step 4: Measure and Cut Your Cleats
Measure the exact distance between the walls where the top of the cleat will be placed. Using this measurement, cut your cleat to length. Make sure to cut slightly longer than your actual measurement and with opposing miter cuts to “spring” the cleat in place.

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Nail your cleat into the wall studs. Repeat this process until the entire cleat is installed. If you need help picking out a cleat, watch this video.

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Step 5: Measure and Cut Ledgendary™ Crown Moulding
Measure the distance between the walls where the top of the moulding will be placed. Using this measurement, cut your moulding to length using opposing miter cuts, making sure to cut slightly longer, like with the cleat.

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Step 6: Install Ledgendary™ Crown
Nail your Ledgendary™ Crown to the cleat and ceiling. Repeat until all of the moulding is installed.
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Step 7: Add Finishing Touches
Finish the look with caulk and paint. We recommend applying two coats of high-quality latex paint for optimal durability and appearance. You could also consider painting your Ledgendary™ Crown before installation.

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Ready to create your own crown moulding build-up? Ledgendary™ Crown can be purchased at The Home Depot. You can also learn more about our product and discover additional installation tips by visiting our website or checking out our Ledgendary playlist on Youtube.

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When you’re done installing your buildup, let us know by tagging Woodgrain on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would love to see how your Ledgendary™ project turns out.

Heather Hastings

Rustic interior design is all about bringing the outdoors inside. It’s about nature-inspired decor, exposed wood, warm earthy colors and organic elements. Whether you’re building a new home or doing some remodeling, here are some design tips you can use to create a rustic room.

Wood Paneling 

Wood paneling is arguably one of the most important and most popular design features of a rustic room because it adds an element of nature and warmth to your space.

This gorgeous rustic bedroom out of Denver features a shiplap ceiling with exposed wood beams.

A pallet accent wall turns this coastal-style living room into a rustic retreat.
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Rustic Accents by Woodgrain Millwork are fully finished wall panels that can be easily installed—either in a classic shiplap pattern or traditional no-gap pattern—as accent planks to add some rustic charm. We offer two colors, Weathered Gray and Rough Sawn Oak, that are now available at The Home Depot.

Barn Doors

Installing barn doors is another easy way to add rustic design to any room. These unique sliding doors, which resemble a door you would see in a barn, make you feel at one with nature while also doubling as an accent piece.

Barn doors really add warmth and beauty to this modern rustic bathroom.

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Here at Woodgrain Doors, we offer several barn door designs in multiple panel styles. You can check out our inventory here.

Rustic Decor

Design features like reclaimed wood furniture, animal-inspired textures, and industrial hardware can quickly transform a space into a rustic room.

A reclaimed wood desk, parquet wood floors, a neutral color palette and an industrial-style light fixture add character to this rustic office. We also love the use of wood wainscoting, as well as dark wood cove and crown moulding.

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This beautiful rustic kitchen in Montana features a unique mix of natural wood and stone, as well as a vast array of rustic elements. It’s got animal print bar stools, antler decor, industrial hardware, modern fixtures, a shiplap ceiling and exposed wood beams.

Want more rustic room inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board.

Do you have other design ideas for creating a rustic room? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

Nate Swanson

In a previous blog post, we shared tips for choosing a front door to enhance curb appeal. Now, we’re going to focus on interior doors.

The doors inside your home are just as important as the doors outside your home. Interior doors both separate rooms and are a vital component of your home’s design. If you’re building a new home, remodeling or just interested in discovering new ways to change up the look and feel of a room, these interior door styles are all wonderful options.

Barn Doors

These unique sliding doors add functionality to any space while also doubling as an accent piece. Barn doors are perfect for creating a modern, industrial or rustic look. They look great in master bedrooms, bathrooms, pantries, and kitchens. Check out this article from Houzz.com to help figure out if barn doors are the best choice for your space.

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Here at Woodgrain Doors, we offer seven barn door designs in two-panel styles. Learn more about our barn door options here.

Decorative Glass Doors 

Modern and attractive, glass doors are a great choice if you want to brighten up any room in your house. Glass doors come in a variety of styles and clarity. Clear glass doors allow maximum natural light, while frosted glass doors (like what you might see in the shower) allow some light while still maintaining a semblance of privacy.

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Glass doors work well in dining rooms, living rooms, offices, master bedrooms, and bathrooms. Woodgrain Doors offers an extensive line of both traditional and contemporary glass door designs. Click here to learn more about our glass options.

Louver Doors 

Louver doors are both functional and eye-catching. Designed to provide privacy and ventilation, these attractive shutter-like doors are a great option for closets, utility rooms, hallways, storage rooms or any other space that requires maximum air circulation.

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As one of the largest manufacturers of interior louver doors in the U.S., Woodgrain Doors offers a variety of louver door designs. Click here for our full list of door options.

MDF Primed Router Carved Doors 

Made of medium density fiberboard (MDF), these doors resist shrinking, warping and expansion. Plus, they are environmentally friendly. We especially love these doors because they are extremely customizable. They don’t have a grain so you can paint them whatever color you want.

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Woodgrain offers a seemingly infinite number of carved MDF design options. Click here to learn more.

Want more interior door design ideas? Visit woodgraindoors.com to see our full product offering or check out our Pinterest board.

Heather Hastings

The most luxurious hotels spare no expense when it comes to design and decor. One widely used design feature is moulding. Moulding adds architectural elegance, sophistication and depth to hotel lobbies, dining rooms, bedrooms and more. Check out some of the most legendary luxury hotels from around the world that are utilizing moulding in incredibly beautiful ways.

The Plaza: New York
Take a trip back to the roaring 20s with the lavish art deco Fitzgerald Suite at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City. Named after author F. Scott Fitzgerald, this Gatsby-era inspired suite is the epitome of glamor. Black and white picture rail moulding adds depth to the black and white wallpaper and artwork, while a luxurious chandelier elicits a feeling of charm and romance.

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The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley: Australia
White crown and chair rail moulding perfectly complement the navy blue walls and black and white-checkered tile floor of this chic and sophisticated hotel lobby in New South Wales, Australia.

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The Peninsula: Hong Kong
Ornate columns with arched crown moulding coupled with cove moulding along the ceiling really make this luxe rooftop swimming pool at Hong Kong’s oldest hotel pop.

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Claridge’s: London
The Royal Suite at the opulent Claridge’s hotel in London is truly fit for a king (or queen). Thick white baseboards and chair rail moulding contrast the dark blue walls adorned with 19th Century French architectural prints. Dentil crown moulding in the piano room adds additional elegance to this Victorian-style two-bedroom suite.

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Hotel de Paris: Monaco
Arguably one of the world’s most beautiful dining rooms, Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is ornate beyond words. The walls and ceiling are essentially works of moulding art. Egg-and-dart moulding, crown moulding, cove moulding and more transform this restaurant into a truly eye-catching masterpiece.

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Want to see more examples of hotels that feature beautiful moulding? Check out our Hotel Moulding Pinterest board.

Heather Hastings

In the spirit of Independence Day, we are featuring some of our favorite room designs boasting a patriotic palette. From bedrooms and living rooms to kitchens and more, these stylish spaces prove that red, white and blue is en vogue all year round. Check out some of our favorite designs below.

Bedrooms

Patriotic bed linens and American flag pillows add a sense of playfulness and color to this all white guest bedroom.

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This cool industrial chic bedroom uses red, white and blue without being overtly patriotic. We also love the wood paneling on the wall.

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Living Rooms

White wicker furniture and wainscot paneling accented by red, white and blue fabrics evoke a casual beach feel in this coastal sunroom.

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This classic living room uses pops of blue and red to contrast the cream colored walls and classic white crown moulding.

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Rose-color wall moulding paired with a bright blue couch makes this stylish living room extra fun and cheerful.

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Outdoors

Decked in stars and stripes, this patriotic patio furniture plays well against the classic moulding and shiplap ceiling. Perfect for festive summertime barbeques.

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Kitchens

This Spanish-style kitchen is exploding with color! From the rich, earthy shade of the hexagon-shaped tile floors to the bright turquoise cabinets and white tile walls, you would never guess this kitchen is located in New York City.

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Bathrooms

This small bathroom is big in style. Simple, white chair rail and crown moulding frame the dark blue walls to create a nice backdrop against the bright, blood orange red cabinetry.

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Want to freshen up your rooms with red, white and blue hues? Get some pinspiration from our board.