Interior Design – Should I add Crown Molding?

To follow up the last blog about wainscoting, lets investigate crown moldings. When adding any trim to a room you must always take the scale into consideration. If you have a large room with high ceilings you can use larger pieces and even stack the pieces to create a very custom and highly dramatic result. Make sure the molding fits the style of the space and home. Also know when and where not to use moldings.

If you have the average height ceilings you’ll want to use a more simple trim. One that fits the house and draws your attention upward would work well. You also want to make sure it won’t make the ceiling appear too low. If that’s the case, don’t use crown molding. You can dress the space in other ways.

Christopher Porikos
Author: Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.