Living Room Wall Molding Designs

Do you want to improve the appearance of the accent walls in your living room? You may easily upgrade your accent wall by making detailed and imaginative designs out of moulding and trim. Here are 20 options for living room wall molding to get your creative juices flowing:

Set The Stage

The delicate, tone-on-tone molding in this eclectic living room provides a regal, peaceful backdrop for a variety of colorful furnishings.

Crown Molding: Cue the Character

Crown molding is the architectural finishing touch for every room and has both a beautiful and practical use.

These designer spaces demonstrate that no room is complete without crown molding’s final touch, regardless of whether you lean toward classic millwork that is reminiscent of the ancient Greeks and Romans or want a more modern and simple profile.

All White

As seen in this warm room designed by Benjamin Johnston, nothing says classic like all-white molding.

Get The Library Look

The 2010 Southern Living Idea House’s living room was created to look like a library from the early 1900s. The wall molding completes the library appearance when combined with traditional beige and floor-to-ceiling bookcases.

Merge Classic With Contemporary

Classic Colonial crown molding embraces the history and sophistication of the 18th century by combining curved and straight lines to provide harmonious scale and a timeless design. The overall appearance of your space can yet feel utterly contemporary with an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories, even if the structure of your room pulls its architectural cues firmly from the past with conventional trim work and historic colors, like Wedgwood blue.

A Rich Shade of Blue

The room created by Creative Tonic is evidence that using one hue throughout, even on the molding, can be successful.

Cozy Up with Cottage Style

Decorator Alana Woerpel added some board-and-batten molding to this Virginia getaway to amp up the cottage theme.

Brush Up on the Classics

Greek Revival crown molding employs the ancient components of ogee (an S-shape) and ovolo (a convex profile) in combination with wide, flat trim boards to mimic the style of Hellenic buildings, such as temples. Without the requirement for carved or raised embellishments, the completed product is elegant and eye-catching.

Lacquer Everything

Go big or go home when it comes to molding, like Lucinda Loya did with this lacquered room.

Decorate with Detail

The wall molding is only one example of how the details in this eclectic design scheme really make the design stand out.

Create a Not-So-Conventional Design

This boho-chic living room is a delightful, livable combination of color and pattern. The eclectic design combines traditional features like the crown molding and gilded picture frame with midcentury modern pieces like the sideboard and coffee table, as well as modern pieces like the metallic hide rug and blue velvet sectional. This Federal crown molding, a design that gained popularity during the American Revolution and until the early 19th century, features delicate bow-and-swag decoration that adds an extra classic touch.

Grey on Grey

A monochromatic setting, like in this inviting space created by Elizabeth Krueger, screams elegant.

Showcase Graceful Aging

A local artisan scraped and painted this rustic, 5-foot-tall wainscoting in the 2011 Southern Living Idea House to mimic worn wood.

Go 3-D With Dentil

Dentil molding, which derives its name from a series of blocks that are tightly spaced and resemble teeth, has its origins in Greco-Roman architecture and is still a common molding profile today.

Make A Subtle Statement

When using color to make a statement, sometimes less is more. In this Craftsman-inspired room, this barely-there blue serves to draw attention to the paneling and crown molding by providing just enough contrast to let the features stand out.

Add Character with Picture Molding

Picture molding is a traditional detail that adds style and practicality while showcasing your favorite artwork and family memories.

Stack Your Moldings

The ceiling is your only restriction when mixing a variety of crown molding components, such as ogee, filets, concave, convex, flutes, and beads. The millwork can be extended onto the ceiling to create a refined crowning touch, however even that can be stretched.

Build Out Your Built-Ins

Your devoted built-in bookcases also need a little royal pampering. For a refined, high-end appearance, add crown molding to the tops of the shelves. You can even create a tiered effect by cutting out units of various widths, as seen below. The concluding step? To make it look seamless, paint the backs of the shelves the same color as your walls.

Transform Your Ceilings and Walls

Aside from the accent wall made of blue steel, this room is jam-packed with intricate design elements that combine to make a breathtaking and comfortable living area. A unique sense of dimension is created by the moldings accents around the top of the accent wall and on the ceiling.

This layout establishes a focal point that focuses your attention to the accent wall and fireplace, which are a perfect match for the built-ins on the neighboring wall in terms of style.

Max Out Your Height

Your crown molding becomes higher as the ceiling height rises. At the margin of this enormous ceiling, there is no need for a tiny quarter round. In this upscale living area, the conventional bead and curve is combined with a flat façade and a double bead base for scale-appropriate crown molding.