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Explore the marvellous world of mouldings, a versatile and binding element that adds depth, character, and a touch of elegance to any space...

In the world of interior design, moulding stands out as a versatile and binding element that adds depth, character, and a touch of elegance to any space. From classical to contemporary, the varying types of moulding serve diverse purposes, displaying both aesthetic flair and functional ingenuity. On today’s blog we are exploring the marvellous world of mouldings.

Ceiling moulding also known as crown moulding or cornice, takes the lead in injecting a dose of sophistication into a room. Fitted at the meeting point of walls and ceilings, it serves to soften the transition and create a visually appealing horizon. From intricate designs to contemporary lines, this type of moulding can add a touch of romanticism and regality, to elevated simplicity. Such mouldings are most effective in rooms with high ceilings, where it draws the eye upward, making the space feel more expansive adding a sense of opulence and visual intrigue.

Dado rails, typically situated around 90cm from the floor, were originally designed to protect walls from the impact of chair backs; however, it has evolved into a decorative element that can visually divide a wall, allowing for two-tone paint, fabric or wallpaper treatments to coexist. This provides the opportunity to explore dynamic and imaginative wallscapes while offering a practical solution for preventing scuffmarks.

Skirting or baseboards are the unsung heroes of interior design, located at the base of walls where they meet the floor. While their primary function is to provide a finished look by covering the joint between wall and floor, they also serve to protect walls from everyday wear and tear. Exploring a variety of profiles and finishes, from timber to colour these low level lines have the potential to elevate your spaces contributing to an overall sense of cohesion, fun and style.

Panel moulding offers a versatile means to introduce depth and texture to walls. This moulding technique enhances visual intrigue. Whether mimicking traditional panelling or fostering imaginative patterns, panel moulding amplifies the aesthetic allure of both timeless and modern interiors, infusing them with a sense of romance and elegance.

From grandeur to practicality, mouldings seamlessly bind together the elements of a space much like the tape that completes a beautifully wrapped present. We hope you have been inspired by the magic of mouldings!

Window and door casings function as elegant frames for these architectural features. This type of decorative moulding not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also imbues spaces with a touch of sophistication.