Crown Molding Design Rules

March 2, 2017

To find the right shapes and proportions, think of the wall section as a classical column.

Crown molding is a common trim upgrade that can really make a room pop. You can easily create elaborate cornices by combining different pieces of molding for a “built-up” look. It’s a great way to get more from less, but it’s also a common way to make a clean wall look muddy.

Lucky for us, there are rules for molding that were literally carved in stone a long time ago. This article draws on those tried-and-true forms to present three design rules for crown molding.

This article, which first appeared on the Hull Historical website, is adapted from an article on the website.

Read the full article here.