Is Crown Molding Right For Your Home?

Crown molding is a stylish and popular way to cap or surround rooms, cabinets, pilasters, and more. For rooms, you generally apply it along where the wall meets the ceiling as a way to add lots of charm, character, value, and sophistication into your home. Before you begin, you need to ask yourself is crown molding right for your home? Let’s take a look at how you can tell.

Is Crown Molding Right For Your Home?

Home Style

Crown molding may not work out for every type of home if you don’t know what you’re doing. Typically, crown molding does best in traditionally styled homes. Ornate crown molding seems to just flow so much nicer in a traditional atmosphere. If you like contemporary style, though, but you still want to add crown molding into the mix, try keeping the room as simple as you can. This means the fewer the furnishings and the patterns the better. It will help the crown molding to stand out more and to look nicer.

Ceiling Height 

In most cases, crown molding looks better with higher ceilings. If your home has very low ceilings, crown molding may make your rooms look more cramped for space. The higher the ceilings the better. If you really want to put crown molding in a room with low ceilings, then you can just select molding that is not very wide to make it work better. If you want to put crown molding in a room with 10 foot or above ceilings, then you should probably just follow the rule of adding 1 inch of width to the molding for every foot.

Contact us today to see what kind of crown molding would work out best for you and your home.