There are a few ways that you can take your home from low-key to luxe, and one of my favorites is with mouldings and architectural details. In some rooms, they can look like the extravagant icing on the cake, like in this gorgeous mansión that’s now functioning as the Mercer Hotel Sevilla.
But of course today, very few new homes are being built with that level of detail and beauty. And I think that’s a shame. Mouldings really do elevate the look of a room and give it so much more personality. In my University project below, adding that detailed crown moulding not only made this very tall room feel cozier, but it also gave it a look of luxury that whispers rather than shouts.
While in a powder room, the cornice was so simple that it almost disappeared because we didn’t want to compete with the Schumacher wallpaper. But it’s still generously proportioned, as are the baseboards.
If your home is too plain Jane, you can replace the baseboards with wider boards, or add new crown moulding or door frames to elevate the look. Or be even more creative like Rob Mills Architects was with the room below. They added wall frame mouldings to this bedroom to give it dimension and interest!
And in an all-white room, mouldings can elevate the look to something incredibly sublime.
What do you think about using mouldings in your home? Find the right ones to help take your home from ordinary to elevated!