decorative moulding

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

Moulding is a great way to add character and increase the property value of your home. But, it’s also a fantastic addition to pretty much any place of business.

Here are some unique ways that moulding can add extra pizzazz to any workspace, whether it be a medical office, boutique, law firm, dance studio or any other commercial property.

Enhance the Entryway

The first thing people notice when they enter a place of business is the front door. Adding moulding to the front entryway makes patrons feel welcome right away. You may also want to add door decor for a personal touch. Check out this blog post for some fresh ideas.

Extend that warm welcome inside with judges paneling, exposed ceiling beams and/or crown moulding, like this inviting dentist’s office in Austin. The ambience certainly puts you at ease.

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Spice Up The Ceiling

Turn a drab ceiling into a fab ceiling by using moulding to create unique and welcoming designs that are sure to capture everyone’s attention. Ceiling moulding can really add a unique charm to spaces such as conference rooms (like the one pictured below), lobbies, movie theaters or even yoga studios. Check out this article from Houzz to get more ceiling treatment ideas.

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Brighten Up Bookshelves

It’s common for lawyers, psychologists and medical professionals to have bookshelves in their office. So, why not add some moulding and turn those boring bookshelves into elegant works of art? Take a look at these DIY tips for installing your own moulding on a bookcase.

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This same idea also works for shelves at retail stores. Check out the shelves at this upscale beauty boutique in Boston. They’re made from oak crown mouldings to create a truly unique design that’s rich with texture.

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 Add an Accent Wall

Rather than putting up a piece of art in the lobby of an office building or on the wall of a boutique, consider using moulding to create an accent wall. This is a beautiful way to create a memorable workspace with clean lines. Take a look at one of our previous blog posts to get color ideas for accent wall moulding.

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Revamp the Reception Desk

Moulding isn’t just for walls. You can actually use wood planks and moulding in place of other building materials to give a reception desk a modern twist, like this one by custom furniture-maker Play-Haus designPinterest also has many examples of beautifully crafted desks for your viewing pleasure.

Moulding isn’t just for walls. You can actually use wood planks and moulding in place of other building materials to give a reception desk a modern twist, like this one by customer furniture-maker Play-Haus design.

This type of design would work great at creative shops like ad agencies or production companies because they make the office space seem more fun and innovative. Discover more unconventional ways to incorporate moulding into any business here.

Have more creative ideas for incorporating moulding into your workspace? Share them with us. Just leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

Heather Hastings

When you think about moulding, what color comes to mind? I bet it’s a classic, clean white. White is one of the most popular colors for moulding, and that’s why we chose it for Finished Elegance, Woodgrain’s premier interior moulding line that is easy to install and requires no painting.

If your moulding is white, you can select a color for your walls, or even ceiling, that creates a unique space. Are you painting the walls in a room with Finished Elegance already installed? Because of its unique coating, you can easily wipe any mistakes or spills on Finished Elegance right off!

Below are some examples of beautiful, stand-out rooms where the moulding and color really make an impact. Which one is your favorite?

Pinewold Cottage, Portland, Maine

The combination of moulding styles in this room makes the ceilings feel taller while simultaneously creating a cozy feel.

Casual Elegance Master Bedroom, New York

This room’s designer chose an understated blue for the wall color that emphasizes the dramatic white moulding beautifully.

Sonoma House, San Francisco, California

This designer utilizes different shades of tiger-eye to create a monochromatic color scheme that showcases moulding throughout the home.

If you want to experiment with bold color without painting an entire room, consider an accent. For inspiration, check out this blue strip between moulding in this cheerful dining room.

Remember, your ceiling can make an impact as well. This room showcases neutral walls, white moulding, and a deep blue ceiling for a contemporary feel.

For more inspiration to jumpstart ideas for your home, check out this gallery on Houzz. If you aren’t sure which color to pick for your walls or ceiling, consider Pantone’s color of the year as a starting place: Greenery

We would like to know where you stand on color. Please share your ideas with us in the comments below.

Paul Homenock

Any home can be enriched and enhanced with the installation of decorative moulding. You’ll be amazed how a home can become more luxurious with the simple addition of wider casings, deeper baseboards, thicker crown moulding, and the addition of a chair rail.

Moulding can be used in different configurations and sizes to define spaces such as ceiling-to-wall joints, door and window casings, chair rail and panel moulds, mantel build-ups, wall corners and so much more. Before we get too far, please be sure you’re fully aware of the different types of mouldings by reading about Moulding 101: Types of Moulding.

How do you add character to your home? Below are a few trends with decorative mouldings as well as tips on choosing and buying the right moulding pieces to fit your home.

Step One: Consider your style.
Whether you are installing moulding into a new home, replacing moulding or adding to existing moulding, it’s important to consider the style and look you wish to achieve. Choose moulding styles that coordinate with the style of your home. Traditional homes often showcase deep baseboards and wide casings while modern homes have simple mouldings with clean, crisp lines. Along with the style of your home, you should also consider the existing moulding’s specie and finish and coordinate appropriately.

Step Two: Determine the size of moulding.
The size of a room matters when it comes to moulding. A good rule of thumb: the taller the space, the wider the moulding. The chart below offers moulding width recommendations base on ceiling heights:

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Step Three: The buying process.
Always buy more moulding than you think you’ll need – 15% more is usually a good rule of thumb. It’s a good idea to let the moulding “rest” in the room it will be installed due to temperature and humidity changes. For these environmental considerations, it’s also suggested to buy flexible caulking.

Stay tuned for detailed information on how to install moulding. You can learn more about Woodgrain mouldings and where to buy our products at woodgraindistribution.com.