Wall Molding: Everything You Need to Know

Currently, there are many techniques on how to make a house look neat, luxurious and charming. One of them is by wall molding. Wall Molding is a home decorating technique by using molds to give the desired shape. We often encounter decorating with molding in houses with a classic style, although nowadays many houses with a minimalist concept also use moldings with different shapes. The molding materials themselves are very diverse, the most popular of which are gypsum molding which is often the hallmark of luxury homes with a variety of patterns and images, and wood molding which looks simple but elegant. This time, we will share an article about how molding can make a house look more presentable and stylish.

Molding gives correction to the wall

Well, as explained above, if molding is a home decoration technique by using molds to give the desired shape. Well, A mold is an empty block filled with a liquid, such as plastic, glass or metal. The liquid hardens or settles in the mold, taking its shape.

The mold consists of 2 parts :

  1. Movable plate
  2. Statioary plate

Molding in addition to having a function as a decoration can provide corrections to uneven surfaces. At least the installation of molding will give a shadow as if the surface is flat. Uneven, not angled or asymmetrical surfaces are often seen at corners such as wall and ceiling borders, as well as walls and floors. 

Molding makes the house look ‘expensive’

There are tips to make your house look expensive and luxurious, you can apply the wall molding technique, if the walls or ceilings in your house are plain. These embossed prints are usually placed in the corners or edges of the object’s surface. You can apply various styles, ranging from Victorian style to minimalist style.

White to extend the molding space effect

Molding in the corner of the living room or family room can be an important element that makes the interior look luxurious. The installation of white molding on the wall, for example, is able to provide a beautiful harmony in uniting the heterogeneity of furniture and other furniture arranged in a large space.

Add crown molding as a detail of the room

Renovating a house does cost a lot of money. Well, to reduce the budget, you can beautify your residence by adding crown molding to the details of the room. For example, adding crown molding above the door, in the corner of the room, above the window, thus making your room look more artistic with interesting accents. Compared to before, your room is just plain and looks ordinary. You can choose a design with a wide trim, so that the molding results are clearly visible, whether it’s the type of molding crown, chair rails, and ceiling beams.

Home renovation with molding

If you are renovating your home and intending to replace the molding of course you need professionals to help you. They will provide an overview and model and explain the process of how to replace the molding. But if you just want to update by giving a new paint color, all you need is sandpaper to make it look neater before painting. 

Substitute for ceiling molding

If you want an alternative to molding as accessories, there is another alternative to give a different effect on the ceiling, which is to add a little light on the edges. This hidden lighting installation will provide a beautiful, bright visual effect and make the ceiling look higher.

Minimalist, still need molding or not?

If you want a house with a minimalist concept, do you still need molding?  This interior design from the Salad Bowl team is an example of an attractive, sensual and modern space with a minimalist style. Finishing the ceiling and walls with environmentally friendly paint, and the floor is made of steel flooring. This light and clean space decorated without molding both on the walls and ceiling. 

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