The Crown Molding And Its Ability To Blend With The Architecture

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When we hear the words âcrown moldingâ, all that comes rushing into our mind is the intricately designed ceiling painted in white of some apartment in the historic European cities. During those days, houses with crown molding, and baseboards indicated, high status and in par with the fashion at that time. Crown moldings have made a strong comeback today with people preferring simple yet stunning designs over the heavily detailed works of the past century. Crown molding is considered as the king in the world of trim. These elevate the look of the otherwise boring ceilings by adding characters, which will enhance the transition of walls to ceiling. Crowing can be done on ceilings, chair rails and even baseboard. The preference of people of this generation leans more towards simple, delicate designs which do not crowd the room. Thus, the crown molding designs have also toned down to blend smoothly with the architecture of this era.

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The lineage of crown dates back to 2500 years of the ancient Greek. We still use the same profiles and proportion rules but the changes are made in the materials used today. The crowns used today are made of relatively light-weight and are also malleable. Many people have opted to install a crown molding to their modern homes as it enhances the aesthetic appeal as well as increase the value of the house.

Is âcrown moldingâ different from âmoldingâ?

Crown molding is a general term used for molding on the ceilings while molding refers to any trim works done inside the house. Crown molding serves two purposes- one the practical function for which it was installed while the other being its decorative purpose. Moldings were used in the first place to fill in the gaps formed when different materials are combined, usually, the point where wall and ceiling meet. What started for a functional purpose was later continued as a fashion statement.
How are crown moldings beneficial?

As mentioned above the main purpose of using crown moldings are to cover up the gaps formed between the walls and ceiling. With different profiles of crown molding available today, you can make any design on your ceiling. This will add to enhancing the elegance of the room. It will also help in lifting the space and make the room look larger. These designs are also capable of camouflaging the little distractions such as cobwebs, cracks or patches on the ceilings.