An Ode to Moulding

It’s not secret that one of the reasons I fell in love with our house was that despite it being a relatively new (2006!) builder-grade home, someone spent some money on a few architectural details that make it feel special.

We have really nice coffered ceilings in the living room and the master, thick crown moulding and baseboards throughout, and really nice board and batten detail in the dining room.

As I was planning out the design for the powder room, I started looking for images of walls with pretty moulding details, and let me tell you… The inspiration out there is endless. Some of the inspo is more complicated to execute than others, but for the most part, even a little bit of simple detailing can totally transform how a room feels.

What I think we want to do in our powder room is a grid style of board and batten. I love the clean, graphic lines, and I love that it will look a little different than the treatment in our dining room.

Images via Blaze Press | Making Nice in the Midwest | Haven Studios

I also love the look of a really traditional board and batten (which is what we have in the dining room). It’s so pretty when it envelops a room and wraps the window casing like in fantastic One Room Challenge bedroom of The Gold Hive. She has a great tutorial that shows how simple installing board and batten can be!

Images via Scandinavian Collectors | Roomed | The Gold Hive

I also love more traditional moudlings, especially when they are all painted in a monochromatic color scheme. The nursery Christine Dovey designed for her son has been living on my Pinterest boards for some time now… talk about a sophisticated bedroom for an infant! The extra moulding detail makes the room look like it’s in an apartment in Paris or a gorgeous old Victorian home. Yes, please!

Images via Domino | Christine Dovey | Pantone via Apartment Therapy

Depending on how adding the board and batten to the powder room goes, I may just decide I want it in every room of the house… Can’t wait to share more!

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