If there is one element that is lacking in most homes today, it is the detail of molding. Whether it is door-surround, crown, picture, chair or base molding, today’s choices come in wood or MDF (medium density fiberboard)—a great option if you are incorporating curves or intricate sculptural details.

    It is always important to remember scale and proportion. You certainly don’t want your room to look like an overdone wedding cake! Keep in mind that you want some continuity with the styles of your moldings, as well. Either keep it classic or contemporary, but don’t mix. You can mix the two styles with artwork and furnishings, but it doesn’t work with molding.

    Take your home from simple to interesting by adding some detail, which after all, is what separates your home from someone else’s: attention to detail.  LN