At their most basic, decorative mouldings are strips of material used to cover transitions between various surfaces e.g. ceiling to wall, wall to wall or floor to wall. Their practical function is to hide or seal natural joints/ gaps which can form in the building process. However, modern building solutions mean this practical solution is no longer an issue.
Today, decorative mouldings are mostly used as a way to transform and finish off a room. They are a cost effective solution to enhance any surface they are applied to and there are plenty of options to choose fro. Coving, cornices, skirting boards and dado rails are a few of the options which can affect the overall look of a room.
Decorative mouldings come in a vast array of shapes and profiles. Some people prefer more decorative styles such as Egg & Dart or Dental, which can be seen here, while others prefer more linear modern interpretations, which can be viewed here. These are all personal choices and subject to whether you want to add a traditional or modern feel to your home.
One thing people can overlook is the way decorative mouldings, in particular coving, can influence one of the most decorative inputs of a room, light. Coving can direct light and create subtle shadows which will influence the atmosphere of a room.
Decorative mouldings are ideal when you want to make subtle, inexpensive influences and changes to your home. They add character and charm that wasn’t there before. If you are looking for ways to express your personal style, and add value to your home, you can do so by checking out our range of DIY mouldings here!
Still struggling to decide? Why not browse our range online or get in touch for some expert advice? At Coving Direct, we stock a large range of both modern and classical moulding styles. We deliver throughout the UK and there is free shipping on orders over £100.