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7 Decorative Wall Molding Ideas for Your New Home

August 30, 2023

Wall molding, with its timeless features and architectural charm, has the ability to elevate the ambiance of a home by adding a sense of character and depth. These decorative elements provide a seamless transition between walls and ceilings, and can add a sense of separation from room to room if you choose to have an open layout home. 

Beyond just aesthetics, wall molding also serves practical purposes as well, such as protecting your walls from wear and tear. Ultimately, including wall trim in your Eastwood Home bestows a refined look, while also adding to the overall appeal and value of your home.

Types of Trim and Wall Molding Ideas 

Baseboard and Crown Molding 

Baseboard molding is mainly used to conceal the juncture between walls and floors while also adding a level of decorative refinement to the space. Additionally, baseboard molding helps protect walls from damage caused by furniture, vacuums, and foot traffic, preventing any scratches or dents in your wall.

Similarly, crown molding lines the meeting point of the wall and ceiling, creating enhanced design while adding a sense of height throughout the home. It can also be used to hide imperfections between the wall and the ceiling as well. 

Hadleigh Park, Columbia 


Beadboard molding, with its distinctive grooved panels, adds a touch of timeless charm and texture to walls, ceilings, or cabinetry, infusing spaces with a cozy atmosphere. This type of wall paneling can be effective in covering wall imperfections and also serve as a durable and easy-to-maintain surface that can be painted or stained to match various design styles based on the homeowners liking. 

Beadboard Backsplash 

Beadboard backsplashes are another fun way to incorporate this design into your home, without having to overtake an entire wall. This specific type of molding can create a charming and textured backdrop to kitchens or bathrooms, protecting walls from moisture and stains. This is also a very cost effective way to enhance the aesthetic of your kitchen or bathroom, and is versatile for an abundance of decor and color schemes. 

Board and Batten Accent Wall 

Board and Batten wall molding offers a blend of modern simplicity and rustic texture, creating a visually pleasing focal point. Not only does board and batten allow for creativity with contrasting colors and texture, but it also works to infuse spaces, and creates a cost effective way to transform any space in your home. 

Hamilton Estates, Charlotte

Chair Rail 

A chair rail elegantly divides walls, serving as a functional yet decorative element, adding visual distinction to interior spaces. Chair rail molding offers benefits including protection to walls from furniture, and also allows for creative paint and wallpaper combinations. 

Shiplap Accent Wall 

Shiplap, characterized by its wooden boards, imparts a rustic and coastal-inspired charm to interiors, offering a versatile and easy to install wall design option. This type of wall molding also serves as a durable and visually appealing alternative to traditional wall coverings, while also allowing for easy installation and removal. Shiplap also serves as a flexible design element that can be painted or left in its natural state to suit a range of interior themes.

Woodleigh Park at Lake Carolina, Columbia

Picture Frame Wall Molding 

Picture frame molding elegantly adds architectural detail to the home, dividing walls into distinct sections, and creating a sophisticated and personalized display area for artwork and photographs. This type of wall design allows for easy customization and focal points that will elevate the overall design of the room, and add dimension and depth to the wall as well. 

When to Add Wall Molding to Your Home 

Create Character for New Builds 

Molding and wall trim can be introduced into new builds to create a level of depth and personality to otherwise straightforward spaces. The addition of molding can allow the homeowner to contribute their own touch to the home, and bring a sense of character and personalization that ties in with their own style. 

Lake Margaret at the Highlands, Richmond


Differentiate Rooms for Open-Concept Homes 

In open-concept homes, molding and/or trim can act as a subtle yet effective way to differentiate between areas. By varying the types of molding in your home, you can create a visual distinction between living spaces. This helps each space feel defined, without needing physical barriers. 

Lock out Moisture in Bathroom or Kitchen 

Certain types of molding, like beadboard or PVC based wall panels, can be implemented into the home to add a protective layer to walls in both bathrooms and kitchens. This can add a level of protection from water damage or stains. 

Detail to Ceilings

Adding molding to the ceilings of your home not only creates a refined transition, but also draws the eye upward, creating an illusion that the ceilings are much higher than they actually are. 

Waterford Commons, Charlotte

Enlarging Small Spaces 

Wall molding can be strategically placed throughout the interior of your home at certain heights to break up walls and spaces. This can add depth and interest to small rooms, making them feel more intricate and less confined. 

Customize Your Dream Home With Eastwood Homes 

With an array of options for molding, trim, paint colors, and finishes, our Eastwood Homes Design Center allows homeowners to turn their ideas into a reality. Our Design Center specialists will work alongside you, providing tools and expertise to ensure that your home becomes a true expressions of your personality and style. 

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