What Rooms Should Have Crown Molding?
As a builder that specializes in custom trim work, we are often asked by clients in which rooms they should install crown molding. Our typical answer: any room you want! We believe crown molding enhances the beauty of every room in which it is installed. This architectural feature instantly adds personality and sophistication to a space. If you are looking to update a room, it is a quick way to give it a designer look.
How Crown Molding Enhances the Feel of a Room
Crown molding centers the room. It acts like a picture frame, drawing attention to key design pieces in the space, such as a sofa or dining room table. The molding gives these features center stage.
Although subtle, crown molding makes a big statement. The addition of crown molding takes a space from ordinary to extraordinary. The lines and multidimensional design create dimension, give the room more visual interest.
The only time we really recommend against installing crown molding in a room is if the room has vaulted or slanted ceilings, as it tends to not be visually appealing.
Here Are Examples of Crown Molding Installed in Many Types of Room
Crown Molding in Living Room
The crown molding centers this living room, making it cozier and more inviting. It also helps draw the eye up to the large windows that frame the sofa.
Crown Molding in Dining Room
The crown molding in this dining room creates interest and character. While clean, it provides an elegant feel and works well with the trim on the ceiling.
Entryway with Crown Molding
Installing crown molding in an entryway can make a big impact, particularly if it is paired with other custom trim, such as around doorways and windows. Notice the wainscoting detail in the doorway in this foyer.
Crown Molding in Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the best rooms in which to add crown molding. It helps the transition from the cabinets to the ceiling – whether the cabinets extend up to the ceiling or they fall just short. It is important, however, to select a trim that complements the cabinet molding style.
Butler’s Pantry with Crown Molding
Even transitional spaces like butler’s pantries can benefit from the addition of crown molding. It can create cohesion between the kitchen and dining room.
Crown Molding in Powder Room
Whether a large or small space, crown moldings are a wonderful addition to bathrooms. In this powder room it draws the eye up and complements the wainscoting to frame the room.
Crown Molding in Hallway
Adding crown molding in a hallway is a great way to maintain a cohesive feel, especially if the other rooms with crown molding can be seen from the hallway. Here, it also helps to frame the tray ceiling.
Crown Molding in the Bedroom
A bedroom with crown molding just feels so much cozier – something you definitely want a bedroom design to exude.
Crown Molding in an Office
If you work from home, your office should be somewhere you enjoy spending your time. Crown molding can help transform the room into a more inviting place to work each day.
Crown Molding in Basement Movie Room
Yes, even finished basements deserve crown molding. In this movie room/bar area, it adds a bit of dimension and breaks up the dark colors.