Oftentimes I discuss interior trim and the various ways we can take advantage of for your home. To show you exactly how trimming can enhance your decor, I wanted you to know of ways to use trimming as an accent.
No. 1 Base: Using trimming where the wall and floor come together is called the base or the baseboard. The trim will cover gaps between floor and wall finishes plus will protect the wall finish from swinging feet, jostled furniture, and more.
No. 2 Chair Rail: In a practical sense, a chair rail protects the wall finish from any furniture that gets placed against the wall. Also from an interior design prospective, the chair splits the wall into horizontal layers, which help with the proportions of the wall in your home. It looks stunning too.
No. 3 Waiscot: The space between the chair rail and baseboard can be a paneled area. Think of including simple wood panels, beadboard, raised panels or horizontal wood paneling.
No. 4 Window Casing: The traditional method of casing a window or a door is supposed to be used to separate pieces on the side, top and bottom. But you can also use it from a design standpoint. The trim can be richly detailed.
For more trim ideas, go to houzz.com to read about additional options for interior trims. And if you are interested in adding such lovely detailing to your home, contact The Decorative Touch.