Add Character With Molding

From simple crown molding to elaborate wainscoting, molding completely transforms the look of a living room.

Crown Molding

The most popular molding is crown, which adds the finishing touch to any room. Designers Jaymes Richardson and Don Raney paired light walls with dark wood furnishings for this transitional living room.

Molding to Emphasize

Molding isn’t only for the ceiling. Highlight a feature, like this fireplace, with molding along the edge. Thicker pieces can also act as extra shelving or a mantel. Design by HGTV fan wroque.

Beadboard Details

From the chunky molding marking each arch to the beadboard, this living room is full of elegant molding choices. Designer Loretta Willis adds another architectural element with molding to create a coffered ceiling.

Decorative Wainscoting

Elaborate molding around the ceiling sets the tone for this formal, Victorian-inspired living room makeover, while wainscoting molding adds interest to the walls. Design by HGTV fan Scott S.

Next Up

Installing Crown Molding

Complete a room with decorative molding.

Adding Molding to an Old Nightstand

Beef up old nightstands with molding, then repaint and top off with new hardware.

Add Architectural Interest With Crown Molding

Give any boring, builder-basic room a high-end upgrade by adding crown molding. This update can be completed in just a few hours and is a great project for beginning woodworkers.

How to Install Fluted Molding

Fluted molding is used to add elegance to a traditional-style master bedroom.

How To: Installing Custom Square Molding

Crown molding isn't always traditional. This project creates a sleek, contemporary detail for any modern-style room.

How to Install Picture Rail Molding

Why make holes in the wall when you can hang photos and art this way?

How to Install Panel Molding

Add dimension to your walls with this easy alternative to wainscoting.

How to Install Crown Molding

Install crown molding to add visual interest and value to your home.