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 ProTradeCraft.com website.