Does your home design feel like it’s missing something? You’ve tried painting the walls, but they still look bland and boring. Even bold colours and one-of-a-kind artwork won’t do the trick. It might be time for you to consider some new trim ideas to add that additional layer of elegance and class. From wainscotting to vaulted ceilings and board-and-batten trim, there are many variations of trim you can use to give your home a unique aesthetic.
At VIP Classic Moulding, our team of trim experts can help you evaluate each room in your home and help pick the best trim options to suit your taste. Not sure where to begin? We’ll take the time to educate you about all the trim types and why certain trims work better in particular rooms based on several factors including size, layout, existing furniture or decorations as well as your budget. Are you ready to learn more? Keep reading for some inspirational wall trim ideas that can instantly add character to your home. Each of these concepts was carefully curated by the VIP Classic Moulding Team. We’ve been happily serving customers across the Greater Toronto Area for many years.
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Vertical wood slat wall panels can create a focal point that commands the room. This fresh and stylish detail does a great job of enhancing any space. The deep crevices create mystery and add depth and texture to the room.
Slat wall panels not only look good, they also have acoustic properties that soundproof the room. You also have the option of waterproof styles that are a perfect option for areas in your home that are humid.
You may have seen this decorative feature in office spaces or other commercial buildings, but you can have this architectural design added to your home without breaking the bank.
Get fancy with some lighting! Play up the room by adding COB LED lights above the slat wall panels. This will create a spotlight and make the detail of the slat wall panel stand out even more. The Cobb LED grow light can illuminate the feature and make it shine.
Minimal Wall Panelling
Sometimes you don’t need anything fancy or expensive to make a statement. One idea is to glue sections of medium-density fibreboard or MDF to your walls. You can prime the panels and paint them whatever colour you desire. For the best results, use a level to place each section of MDF.
Vertical panelling will make the ceiling look higher, and placing the paneling horizontally will make the room look wider. We love it when decorative wall trim ideas offer more than just aesthetics.
Minimal wall paneling can also help keep the room insulated. Don’t rely on your existing walls or ceilings as a guide since these are never 100% no matter how new or old the home is.
Wanna add even more appeal? Adding a decorative detail is one of the wall moulding ideas that can make your walls stand out further. In this case, that detail is colour! Think about using decorative painting to jazz up your wall paneling. Go subtle or bold, the choice is yours!
Anytime the word “modern” is attached to any type of home decor, expect a minimalistic feature that is loaded with impact. And that’s exactly what modern wainscoting does. It takes traditional wainscoting to the next level with a modern twist.
If you want the luxurious look of wainscotting without paying outrageous prices, consider using MDF boards – it has a nice finish and is very affordable.
If you’re more into the DIY route, you can cut your sections of MDF strips and use a nail gun to fasten the wainscotting to the wall. Caulk the gaps, prime, and paint your desired colour.
If you want to go for an even greater visual impact, add some colour to the wall paneling that blends in well with the rest of your home decor. Go with a colour that brings out the beauty of the panelling. Colour always takes things to the next level. Depending on the effect you’re going for, the colour you choose can definitely amp up this look.
Simple Box Trim
You can never go wrong with a simple box trim and it takes relatively less time and labor than other types of trim. It’s one of the trendy trim wall designs. Feature walls with wood trim to enhance your home’s interior.
Map out where you want your boxes on the wall by literally drawing on the wall where you want them to go, carefully measuring and leveling every addition.Then, cut the trim and nail to the wall. Fill holes, prime, and paint for the best effect. This is a relatively simple project with a professional look that will impress anyone that walks into your home.
Once again, we see how paint can make this feature in your home a knockout. But the selection of your paint should be well thought out. Choose a paint colour that will closely match the colour of your walls so that the wall paneling does not overpower the room. Another option is to go bold and create a contrast that plays up this feature.
Modern Accent Wall
A simple paint job is nice but can be boring. Instead of your accent wall, you can turn that blank canvas into a highly coveted piece of art. Get creative with your geometric shapes and lines so that they become the star attraction of the room.
If you go down this route, ensure that your furniture and decoration selections are a bit more simple or understated so as not to clash with the accent wall. And you can still get that splash of colour you want by adding it to your bedroom’s new statement wall. Go with a paint colour that will compliment the design of the rest of the room and form a beautiful design flow.
An accent wall with trim can be used in more than just bedroom spaces. In addition to using paint and various geometric shapes, think of other creative ways to make your accent wall pop, like using wallpaper or textured plaster or wood to captivate the eyes. A modern accent wall is perfect for bedrooms because it has a way of making the room feel cozy and more inviting.
Here’s another great idea from our catalog of wall molding designs. While it resembles the very popular board-and-batten trim design, recessed-panel wainscotting features beveled rectangles and squares to give you that more traditional look.
Recessed-panel wainscoting provides tons of value without a hefty price tag. Installation is a breeze. You can purchase kits that include everything you need and fasten the parts together.
You can position the panels wherever you want to create a uniform look that accentuates the rest of your home’s design. White is always a great choice, but sometimes, injecting a bright colour can go a long way to making your design truly unique.
Recessed-panel wainscoting can be great for indoor stairs, and adding a creative runner into the mix can give a beautiful contrast between the simple yet impactful design of the paneling and the runner.
Picture Frame Wainscoting
For moulding on walls ideas, use picture frame wainscoting when you want moulding that’s shaped like picture frames affixed to your wall. This type of wainscoting is an effective way to add refinement and elegance to any space.
For the smoothest finish, use the right kind of caulking to cover up any seams between the wall and the moulding. This would be a great addition to any bedroom in the home, even a nursery.
You can go with single or double panes, or even go with inlaid picture frame moulding. As for colour, you can go with a neutral tone or a bold colour that has a stylish and captivating effect on the room.
Add a little texture inside the picture frame and give your room the “it” factor. Some material to consider is grasscloth to add a natural element to the room, or you can go with textured wallpaper that creates an interesting detail that accentuates your walls.
Highlight Artwork with Moulding
Want more trim ideas for walls? Another type of picture frame moulding you can try is called box panelling or shadow box trim. It’s an impressive way to showcase your favourite pieces of art.
A picture frame is a way to add charm to walls in any room in your home. Some of the common places you may see picture frame moulding is in a breakfast nook, dining room area, or living room. No need to worry about having a perfectly sized picture that fits neatly within the panel. Even if you have a larger piece of art that spans several panels, hang it up. It will still look great.
Perfect lighting does wonders to any space. Take this feature up a notch by creating an additional attraction with a spotlight. Install some wall sconces that make the artwork stand out and bedazzle like the showpiece it is.
Did any of these modern wall trim ideas inspire you? If you’re interested in speaking with a trim professional, contact the experts at VIP Classic Moulding today to book your consultation. Our team will be happy to assist you in transforming your home.