Choosing the correct moulding, trim and casings can be tricky. There are several factors to consider when picking these out such as the size of crown molding to use, and the style. Below are several ideas and examples of crown moulding, baseboard trims and door casings.
When choosing an appropriate moulding style for your home, keep in mind the ceiling height. With standard 8 foot ceilings it’s best to keep the moulding a little smaller such as 3 inches to 5 1/4 inches. Exceeding this size could easily result in a room appearing too small as the moulding would visually overpower the rest of the room.
For 9 to 10 foot ceilings, you can use a little wider moulding at 5 1/4 inches wide to 7 inches in size. This would be more appropriate and visually balanced for this ceiling height.
If your ceilings are more than 10 feet tall, you may want to combine more than 1 piece of moulding for a creative, custom look.
Design type is also a main factor. There are many styles to choose from and the 5 most popular styles are: Traditional, Country, Victorian, Arts & Crafts and Modern. If you can take some samples to your home this will help you visualize the level of design that best suits your room. McGoldrick Milling offers FREE samples from our showroom.