If you are looking to transform a room, there is an inexpensive way to achieve that and will look like you have spent thousands of dollars achieving it. It is called crown moulding, a deception of the eye architects are using for years to add grandeur and beauty to any room.
Crown moulding instantly adds both artistic and financial value to your home by joining the gap between ceiling and wall, reverting light, adding proportion and creating visible interest.
To take full advantage of crown moulding, here are some tips:
1. Do not conclude crown moulding should be averted in low ceiling rooms. Using ceilings that can project beyond the wall can provide visual illusions making ceilings look taller than their actual size. For vertically challenged rooms, use crown moulding to give discreet spaces a feel of grandeur.
2. All the crown mouldings in your home can be of different styles. There are hundreds of them and may more fittingly suit some rooms but not the others. You should look to take full advantage of these options to boost their artistic potential in each specific room. However, it is always recommended to use the same crown moulding size throughout your home for maintaining persistent dimensions and optical proportions.
3. You can install crown moulding all by yourself, or can hire an expert to do the job. There is a plenty of geometry involved and you will require a nail gun and a miter saw. You need to follow the “measure thrice, cut once” rule to curb waste.
4. Crown moulding, normally sold in straight pieces, comes in different materials like solid wood, plaster, polyurethane, polystyrene, etc.
5. Do not be fooled by the belief of wood crown mouldings are better than polyurethane. The advantage of using a crown moulding made of polyurethane is they are not affected by the changes in climate or humidity level. Wood crown mouldings are generally dependent to expanding, contracting, cracking and warping in environments with variable temperatures.
Crown is the most famous style of cornice moulding and has different styles, like dentils, cartouche, egg and dart and guilloches. With so many different styles and shapes of moulding available these days, it is easy to create a unique look for your home.