Enhancing Your Ceiling - 3 Great Tips for Ceiling Trim Details

Enhancing Your Ceiling – Three Great Tips for Ceiling Trim Details

Posted by Bridget McMullin on January 13, 2016

The simplest ceiling detail that I try to add to many of my projects is a simple “picture frame” box around the perimeter of the room.  This type of detail is so easy; the DIY goddess inside of you could take this project over in a few hours.

Enhancing your home with crown moulding and ceiling detail is a great way to add value to your space.  Not many buyers complain when a house is detailed exquisitely!

Here are a few expert tips about adding a picture frame detail to your ceiling:

Ask yourself, how big is the room? A standard 12” set in from your crown moulding is usually suitable, but for an extra-large space, 18”might do the trick. In this Ventnor, New Jersey interior design project, the subtle change from Flat to Semi-Gloss on the perimeter ceiling makes the crown moulding look larger and the eight-foot ceiling look taller.

Paint the perimeter the same as the wall color to extend the height of your walls. This will make your ceiling feel larger.  You could also consider accenting the perimeter.  In this Haddonfield, New Jersey project we used a grass cloth wallcovering around the perimeter of the room.

Not sure where your ceiling begins or ends? Define visual height and get some moulding details in a vaulted ceiling by concentrating your design on the highest flat surface. This asymmetrical kitchen renovation in Cherry Hill, New Jersey was a moulding nightmare! By creating the details at the highest symmetrical point we were able create a defined ceiling.

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