Molding an Image

Add some architectural interest to your rooms with distinctive moldings.

A room without architectural details is like a grand dinner without dessert -- not quite finished. Adding interest is easy when you install distinctive moldings.

Cherry-stained moldings lend a formal feel to this dining room. Window trim, a chair rail, and a substantial baseboard are topped off with elaborate crown molding. On the wainscot, rectangles of panel molding simulate raised panels for a cozy effect. Trim around the perimeter of the ceiling gives the look of a tray ceiling. Magically, a boxy room has depth and dimension.

All the moldings shown are stock pieces from a home center.