Welcome back to Part of 3 of our series on decorating your ceiling. In this post we will talk about updating your décor with crown molding, but with a twist on design. Furthermore, we will show you a great way to add a finished look in an unexpected way.
Around since ancient Greece, the use of crown molding and ceiling molding are a tried and true method for adding a strong visual effect to any room. Crown molding can transform the look of a room in an instant and at an affordable price. There are a wide range of moldings available including premade and unique custom designed moldings in a variety of materials. Typical styles at-market range from Craftsman, Revival, Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, Early American, and Georgian, each adding its own personality to the room. A slight beading can make a room more feminine, while clean lines on Greek Revival can make a room appear polished and crisp. There are endless images on-line to see what style you feel is the perfect match for your space. We’ve included some images of unique crown molding below to tempt the inner designer in you. Notice how in image #3 the archway is in the traditional Federal style, and the ceiling is in an exclusive custom design. Mixing the styles adds interest and drama, which all girls love!
For an extra special touch to your ceiling the Jigsaw Designers like using circular ceiling molding called a ceiling medallion. The medallions look fantastic around light fixtures and chandeliers for an unexpected touch. The molding easily completes the look and gives the room a custom finish. See the images below from a recent Jigsaw install with an elegant pattern around a crystal chandelier. This look can work well in a home or office and we especially love it in modern, classic and Hollywood glam homes. It’s a lovely element of surprise in a bathroom or kitchen where in times past it would only be found in a formal dining room.
Ceiling medallions are readily available in the marketplace and can be found on-line. A few of our favorite vendors are architecturaldepot.com and classicceilings.com, because we’ve found the quality to be nice and made of good materials and not plastic. Prices range generally from $12-$55 and can go upwards from there. Ceiling medallions can all be used on walls too…but we’ll save that for another post.
Crown molding and ceiling medallions are a sure way to lighten and brighten a room. The Jigsaw team does recommend using a contractor for crown molding, but if you are handy with a saw then you can probably handle the job. Take your ceiling to new heights with this easy update!
For more information on crown molding and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com. Someone will quickly contact you with more information. Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images! Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!