Different Styles of Molding and Trim

April 14, 2022

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The details make the difference!

One of our favorite design tips for adding texture and character to any space is to add molding and trim to your walls. This design feature goes beyond just crown molding and baseboards, so you can really have fun with the various patterns, trim thickness, etc. We recommend adding trim or molding to a space with a lot of empty walls like a dining room or bedroom. Whether you try this design tip on your own or with the help of a contractor, we promise it will instantly elevate your home.

While there are countless ways to add trim to your spaces, here are a few methods we use often:

Applied Molding

Applied Molding works by trimming the wall at about the halfway mark using a large chair rail and creating shapes using a smaller chair rail or panel molding below it.

#thehighlandshouse dining room

Wainscoting

Wainscoting is a paneling that covers only the lower portion of an interior wall or partition.

#jenningsbayreno living room

Beadboard

Beadboard is a style of wood paneling characterized by long, continuous vertical grooves and raised beads spaced every inch or two.

#thelakeloft mudroom

Vertical Shiplap

Shiplap is a specific type of wood paneling with a rabbet (groove) cut at the top and bottom of each board so that they overlap to form a tight seal. 

#lakerileyrebuild dry bar
#thelakeloft powder bath

Horizontal Shiplap

Shiplap is a specific type of wood paneling with a rabbet (groove) cut at the top and bottom of each board so that they overlap to form a tight seal. 

#lakerileyrebuild mudroom
#jenningsbayreno guest bathroom

We would love to hear how you guys have used trim or molding to enhance your living spaces! Please leave us a comment below, and visit us on Instagram (@almahomes) for more inspiration.

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