Are You Into Details?

Decorative Moulding can enhance any interior, BECAUSE you can give it your extra special attention.  This is a nice addition that can be MAJOR with your renovation or building project to add a lot of “punch”.  Older homes were built with wider and decorative moldings to give them that extra special character.  These days, you have to create this to get the “look”.

There are many newer homes that have smaller moldings and an occasional chair rail but with little thought process to make it work properly or give it the character.  AND in some cases, it’s just done incorrectly or NON existent.   But because you want to be smart in your choices, read on….

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photo: Laurey W. Glenn

To Add a LuxuriousTouch with Nice Moulding, You Must Consider 4 Basic Areas:


1.   Crown moulding is used at the ceiling to fill the gap between the ceiling and the wall.  A typical home these days has a crown around 5” in width even though they can range from1 ½ “ on up.

2.   Baseboard moulding is used at the floor to fill the gap between the flooring and the wall.  It can range from 2” to 6” tall.

3.   Casement moulding is used to fill the gap between the windows and walls, the doors and walls, and openings and walls.  It can range from 1” to 4” wide.

4.   Chair Rail moulding runs horizontal to the floor and traditionally is 30” off the floor, but this measurement has made some changes over the last decade, becoming more decorative.  The original reason for the chair rail was to keep a chair from bumping the wall, with a “protection projection” of moulding.

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photo: Erica George Dines

Of course there are other decorative mouldings used in other areas, and a combination of mouldings can be stacked with space in-between or butted, to give more luxurious looks.  AND they can be combined with other applications as well to simplify and be sophisticated with your details…it’s a personal “thing”.

Because, when you determine what your style is with your interiors, your moulding style will fall into place easily.  I promise!

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Photo: Robert Martin

I have excellent news just for you, whether you are building your DREAM home or redecorating the home of your DREAMS, we can create a custom designed interior just for you – uniquely yours, inspired by you -created with your functions, needs and desires as part of the design plans…..right down to the last detail.

Just Call Cumby @ 404 483 4174 or email Cumby@CumbysInteriors.com to schedule your initial consultation!

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