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homes, molding can be successfully applied to a modern space. Consider your overall design. What is your personal preference? You can make this room do your bidding! If you have contemporary furnishings with straight lines, choose a molding that is similarly plain. Check out all the styles at your home store or on the internet — you will be amazed at the selection. Look at ceiling trim as well. If your furnishings are more traditional, patterned, sculpted and even eclectic, you can turn to moldings that are deeper and provide more detail. Rather than pay the price for a deep molding, choose two more economical designs and layer them. When painted they will blend into one.


Baseboards in new builds are typically small. Replace with a higher trim to match the depth of the crown molding, or your room will appear top heavy. The main living area stands on its own. The bedrooms can remain unadorned, especially if the ceiling height has dropped. But again, it is your design sense that should lead you. A romantic bedroom with carved moldings, deep baseboards and a ceiling cornice surrounding a classic chandelier would be magical. Enjoy turning your new space into the age and style you love.


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