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Enhance Smaller Spaces with Crown Molding

Published: 10/25/2019 11:00:00 AM

Crown moldings enhance almost every decor style and are a great way to bring elegance to a room. However, many homeowners are hesitant to add the detail of crown molding in a small space that has low ceilings or compact square footage. Crown molding can create a comfortable and spacious setting that will be inviting for all.

Here are a few reasons why decorative crown molding can complement even the smallest spaces in your home:

Heighten the Walls - Crown moldings heighten the aesthetics of the walls and overall look of the room and space. Lower to normal height ceilings should use 2-4 inch-width moldings, drawing the eye upward.

Match the Wall Color - Traditionally, contrasting crown moldings to wall color are intended to help a room stand out and make a statement. However, a trick that designers use in smaller spaces is to paint the crown molding the same color as the wall. Visually, this will reframe the room and make it seem more spacious and enhance the overall look.

Paint the Crown Molding White - Another way to create a heightened illusion in a room is to paint your crown molding white to contrast with darker wall tones. Attracting the eye to the white crown molding will make a room feel brighter for an open feel.

In addition, other ways to make your room feel more spacious include adding wall mirrors, sheer drapes, opting for sofas and chairs that are raised on legs, and creating a light and neutral decor palette with airy tones.

Creating the illusion of a spacious room with crown molding and other creative techniques can produce a space that a homeowner will cherish for years to come. To learn more about the array of architectural ornaments available to optimize your home please visit or contact Classic Ceilings at 800.992.8700 with any questions you may have. We’re ready to help!