Crown Molding and to Enhance Architecture Elements

Recently, a well-known decorator magazine said that even in an open floor plan, the floor should be a single, cohesive material. It stated that sectioning off areas with different types of flooring is a bad idea. Area rugs and runners can be used just as effectively to provide delineations of various living spaces. Crown molding also offers continuity in such a situation, but without having to worry about rugs or other space-defining tools. It also provides unique properties to many elements in home architecture. Here we look at a few of them.



The impact of a ceiling and the ceiling color has on room decor is greatly enhanced by adding crown molding. The result will bring a great room together. The reason is that, no matter what the flooring is or how many rugs grace a home, it may be a beautiful ceiling treatment which brings cohesion to the parts. Corn molding subtly creates a ceiling of beauty and refinement.

When the ceiling is a lighter shade, crown molding makes the wall color visually compelling. When the ceiling is a darker shade, crown molding will bring elegance and help the ceiling create a cozy and intimate feeling instead of being cramped.

Also of note is that, because ceilings are the most visible element in a room, flaws are highly noticeable. For this reason, many people opt for a ceiling treatment if there is a significant flaw. Ceiling treatments are a lot of fun because they have a huge ‘wow’ factor.

As an aside, the problem which caused the ceiling flaw, whether it was a leak or something else, should be repaired before installing a ceiling treatment.


Crown molding sets wallpaper apart, and the look is stunning. If the homeowner chooses to frame the wallpaper with crown molding, it will delineate the area almost like a chair rail. Of course, crown molding is sometimes used as a chair rail.

Playing with the color of crown molding when it’s combined with wallpaper can be a lot of fun, too. By choosing a secondary color in the wallpaper to use as a paint color for the crown molding, it can make the whole pattern pop.


Windows treated with crown molding bring a definitive sense of style to the room. It’s a little more elaborate than standard ceiling molding, which is why it’s pricey and a bit of an art. However, once it’s installed, it creates boldly defined windows.

Built-in bookshelves

Much like hanging kitchen cabinets, built-in bookshelves take on a new air of permanence as the result of crown molding. Match the color and style, or have a pro do it because the result is gorgeous.

Crown molding is one of those features which adds so much to a room that people who get it wonder how they ever lived without it. A home will gain a substantial aesthetic boost by the use of crown molding on common architectural elements.

If you’re looking for quality crown molding, wainscoting, custom baseboards or other home accents, call iCrown Homes at 623-404-0756.