Moulding can make an enormous difference in the visual appeal of your home. It is an ornamental component that can be used to cover transitions and add definition to structures. It’s a great way to introduce more beauty and detail to your home. The key is finding the right moulding based on your décor, style and budget.
Step 1: Measure the Walls That Will Be Trimmed with Moulding
Measure across all walls that will be trimmed with moulding. Write down lengths and also create a basic sketch of the area. Include notes that show which measurements are associated with each surface. Also, remember to include measurements for other types of moulding, like crown moulding or chair railing.
Step 2: Choose Style Preferences & Match Existing Moulding
Next, go through your home and look for existing moulding. Jot down details including what it is made of, the type (ornate or plain), if it is painted or varnished, thickness, where it is located, and height. Also write down a brief description of its style. Take pictures.
Include notes about the overall style of your home and anything related to the moulding. This will allow you to more easily match existing moulding and the overall aesthetic of your living space.
Step 3: Talk to a Moulding Expert to View Available Products