Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

Wall moldings: 40+ interior decorating tricks

There are many design techniques and tricks with which you can change the visual perception of the room. Most methods involve a skillful, appropriate arrangement of decorative elements. Greater popularity gains the use of moldings. With the help of these decorative elements it is possible to achieve a significant change in the space in the living room, hall, office space.

Moldings in the interior have been used for a long time, for example when designing palace halls of the pompous rococo style. Modern designers apply them to achieve a complete look of the room when creating classic, neoclassical interiors. This element is widely used in the design of windows, walls, ceiling surfaces. In addition to the aesthetic function, it can protect surfaces from damage and hide existing wall flaws.

Species

The molding is a three-dimensional relief plank, which is mounted on the surface of the walls, the ceiling, around the door, window opening. The element has a length limitation (2 m), but can be of different width, shape, content.

Wall molding

Material production can be various, such types are more often used:

  • polystyrene;
  • plastic;
  • polyurethane.

The paintings inside the rectangle of moldings

Decorative elements made of these materials are durable, easy to install and maintain. Rare cases require the use of surface elements of wood, natural stone, gypsum. This material is much more expensive, more difficult to work, requires careful maintenance. Panels made of stone or wood are massively used in the restoration of historically significant objects, while preserving authenticity as much as possible.

Plastic molding on the wall in the bedroom

When using moldings from natural materials in private homes, apartments need to take into account the complexity of care. Materials are very whimsical, require certain conditions of the surrounding space. For example, wooden overlay elements quickly lose their shape, color, and other aesthetic qualities with high humidity. Unprecedented popularity is gained by color covers and inserts of bright tones.They should be used more carefully, it is very easy to cross the line and the interior will get a ridiculous look.

Wide polyurethane moldings

The concept of molding includes: stucco, baseboards, frames, strips, profiled panels. In a section they can have a flat appearance, carved or convex. Can be equipped with many small stucco decorative parts. Even ceiling framing, which provides a smooth transition from the wall, can be considered a molding. Colored moldings are used to emphasize the individual details of the decor, the division of space with different textures.

Moldings in white bedroom interior

Most often, the molding is simply mounted on a specialized glue or screws that are masked with putty. Fastening screws is used when the molding is made of heavy material or fastening in other ways is impossible. The choice of molding depends on the overall style and decor of the interior. The style of the interior can be either classic or close to modern or urban.

Art Nouveau style

Moldings - a simple, affordable, original way to manage space, while creating an authentic atmosphere.

An example of the use of moldings in the interior in modern style

Wall decoration

Wall moldings can be used in many cases.This is a great opportunity for the visual expansion, the increase in space or its separation. The modern interior can include many textures and combine the decoration of the walls with wallpaper of different colors, a combination of wallpaper and paint in some areas. It is for the separation and the smooth transition from one zone to another that this type of decor is applied.

Simple wall decor moldings

Wallpaper moldings can serve not only as a separator, they can also hide flaws, errors of unsuccessful repairs and uneven walls. Successfully and well located decor is able to stretch out the space, smoothing out the irregularities. Molding is rarely used in a single case, often it is a whole composition of frames or harmoniously interwoven slats. If space allows, the moldings can be positioned symmetrically on certain sections of the wall, it looks nice and expensive.

Drawing on the panels in the form of moldings

By using this decor tool, you can visually stretch a room, this technique is used in rooms with low ceilings. To do this, the elements are vertically inserted into the place where there is a connection of wallpaper with a different pattern, color, texture.This will emphasize the rest of the decor, which is located next to the junction and add to the feeling of high ceilings in the room.

Moldings on the walls in the dining room

The moldings can be used in any room: hall, nursery, bedroom, kitchen or dining room. Pastel and narrow moldings are more suitable for the bedroom, while in the nursery you can play with texture and relief and create a fabulous setting. When designing the walls, it is important not to overload the interior. The finished look of the room should be concise and discreet.

Sconces and paintings framed by moldings

With the inept use of laid decoration on the walls - it is easy to spoil and distort the room. You also need to understand that when composing a composition from frames or repeating motifs, they must be identical in size and located at the same distance from the ceiling, floor or window.

Horizontal molding to divide the wall into two components

Moldings on the walls look expensive and pompous, it should be taken into account when designing rooms with a small area, because it is not recommended to overload them with a large number of decor and auxiliary elements. In this case, the ideal would be a combination of different textures of wall decoration, the separation of wallpaper by the molding. This will fill the room with additional volume.

Kitchen wall decor with golden moldings

When combined in the design of the panels in combination with paint on the walls or wallpaper, the molding can emphasize the separation, well shielding different materials. You can apply it and otherwise - smooth and make a smooth transition, you can make an almost imperceptible transition.

Painted moldings in the bedroom with gray walls

From the molding can be made certain repetitive sections. This technique is relevant in rooms with high ceilings and light walls. To some extent, the traditional use of molding on the walls is the formation of rectangular compartments from it. Curved moldings can be used to form arches and imitate a window opening. This technique is suitable for bedrooms or living rooms in the Renaissance or Neoclassic style.

Bedroom design project

This element is widely used in the decoration of the children's room. It comes out a good frame for photo frames, mirrors, bookshelves. Wallpapers with padded slats in the bedroom interior look impressive, against the light walls you can make several sections that differ in color, texture and frame them with subtle restrained slats. It is allowed to place stucco elements, other volumetric decor in the middle of the composition.

 Planks above plyus Sample wall decor  Using ceiling and door moldingsScenery niche arches and slats Visual effects on the wall with decorative strips

At registration of walls the molding of any kind, width, color scale is used. It is recommended to prepare in advance the layout and size. You can mark the walls in pencil or chalk.

Living room in beige colors with wall decor slats

Framing windows and doors

In modern apartments, windows are not always large and large. You can add a sense of free space and visually enlarge the window area by molding. For a low and narrow window is perfect concise and wide finish. On large windows you can use molding with a lot of decorative inserts and stucco elements.

Examples of decorating walls and arch slats

The space around the window opening is formed with slats, baseboards, it can be a symmetrical arrangement or underlining of a certain area of ​​the window. When decorating the window with a molding, it is not recommended to use bright colors, to combine different types of slats, profiles, this will close the space around, attract extra attention to the window. On the panoramic windows, moldings with stucco moldings look gorgeous, they can really create the impression of being in an old castle in the south of France. The decor around the window opening must be in harmony or exactly match the color of the frame on the window.Often used the technique in which the molding on the windows repeats the pattern, motif, relief of the frame of the doorway.

Decorative panels for opening

Often in the interior molding is used as a door trim. This is a great way to divide a room that has only a doorway or arch. In this case, applied overhead elements of different colors for a greater emphasis on different parts of the room. This decor can both increase the size of the doorway, and, if necessary, make a smooth transition.

Decorative panels for passage

This is necessary in cases where you need to hide the doorway. In addition, decorative strips of durable material are often used as a protective mechanism of a separate part of the room. This may be true in the absence of a door lock, when the door handle beats on the wallpaper.

Plastic panels

Ceiling or floor plinths protect walls from mechanical damage by furniture parts. When placing a double strip molding under the ceiling, you can significantly raise the height of the ceiling and add free space to the room. One plank should go along the extreme line of the wall near the ceiling, the second should be placed 10-20 cm below.

Shelves of the panels

If you wish to visually increase the height of the ceiling, the molding must be glued strictly parallel to the level of the ceiling angle. With a wider upper band, a feeling of an arched ceiling is created.

Using ceiling moldings in the bedroom

Unconventional use of molding

In addition to the above methods, moldings can be used not quite in the traditional sense. From this material obtained strange shelves for books or other trifles. For these purposes, a wide, convex strip of small length is used. It can be single copies, it can be a composition, for example in the corner of a room. This solution looks aesthetic, saves space. Following the example of bookshelves, you can equip places for photos, small flower vases, and a place for keys.

 Shelves of moldings Shelves for accessories  The decor elements on the shelves of the panels Wall decoration Shelves do-it-yourself from the eaves

Molding frame hidden safes or appliances. Plasma TV, which can stand out strongly against the background of the interior style, can transform a pair of horizontal specialized profiles. There was a trend in the decoration molding furniture sets, the end parts of the beds, the backs of chairs. Used mainly molding of noble wood, at least - plastic, foam with imitation wood.

Fireplace in the living room

A separate type of molding - metal, imitating silver, gilding, bronze.Let's admit to use in expensive, majestic interiors. Effectively, fireplaces, large mirrors, and columns with décor with wide, carved gold bars look in these rooms.

Wall decoration with moldings and baguettes

The choice of color, texture, material molding - a process that requires expert advice, a team of designers. With full confidence in their own abilities, you can try to do it yourself.

DIY photo shelf

Important points to consider when applying for a molding:

  • floor space;
  • wall decoration material;
  • the presence of other decorative elements;
  • familiarization with visual aids (photo, video) on working with molding;
  • space for free assembly / disassembly of the slats.

Cabinet option

You can make a photo of the interior, after it mark the location of the decorative elements. This technique will help save time, make accurate calculations of the amount of material required.

Fireplace area

When calculating the amount of material needed, it is worth considering a small stock. Larger stock is worth doing when using moldings of fragile, lightweight material. The installation process involves possible chips, cracks, breakage.Applying the overhead panel light shade is to choose materials that can be washed. Most of them are specially impregnated with a specific solution that repels dust, does not absorb extraneous odors.

Living room

In skilled hands, the molding can be a subtle tool for improving the space in the room, its separation, and increasing the area. Molding can be successfully used in residential buildings, apartments, offices, commercial buildings. The main rule is to know when to stop. A pair of unsuccessful strips can turn a refined interior into a ridiculous angular room. With a successful combination of molding, decorative wall elements, the room is transformed, it becomes light, airy. Ideas for inspiration can be gleaned from glossy magazines, designer publications, view photos of finished interiors. A pledge of beautiful design is a well thought out plan for the placement of decorative elements.

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  • Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor

    Wall moldings: 40 design techniques for interior decor