How you decorate your home or take care of it is vital to your personality. An organized and disciplined person will prefer to keep things in their best shape through the years. No matter the number of rooms or sections in the house, they will check all the details and replace or repair them per the need. When discussing home improvement, you think of each independent unit, such as a bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining hall, laundry room, garden, etc. You evaluate them for different fixtures and decorations based on the top priority. For instance, kitchens allow you to put your house in order. Your mornings start with a cup of coffee, and then breakfast time starts.

Suppose the kitchen faucet stops working or leaks. You get many high quality faucets for the kitchen. So, buying one will be fine. Plus, this little feature may be relatively inexpensive. Like this, plenty of interior design and decoration ideas are accessible. You only need to learn about them before deciding on anything. Think of walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and other features. Do they look boring to you? Infuse a new life into them with beautiful trim work. The decorative detail adorns the interiors, door and window exteriors, and upper and lower parts of the walls. Some people use trim and molding interchangeably, while the latter is just another trim style. 

With trim, you can improve the beauty of the seams and joints in different parts. Consider baseboard trim, for example, which helps floors and walls maintain their identity while merging. Apart from the decorative goal, moldings serve practical purposes too. You can use it to safeguard walls from chairs, hang photo frames, display decorative objects inside a narrow shelf, etc. Let’s explore some attractive choices.


This trim type is unique as it sticks out from the wall. You can apply it on the ceiling, mantel, cabinet, and countertop. The thick wood block design comes in a long L-shape bracket to cover the wall and a short rack to adorn the horizontal area of a fixture from the underside. Although these innovative trims helped carry weight in older homes, the modern interiors focus on their decorative appeal.


You can install these blocks on the baseboard of the walls to hide the unwanted sights of the seams and angles peeping through the door casing and baseboard. 

Crown molding

The ornate design can add character to any corner of the house. You mostly find them at the meeting point of the walls and ceilings. Due to them, the transition between two different structural entities of the house feels smooth and beautiful. It smartly covers the joints, giving your wall and ceiling a seamless appeal.

Baseboard trim

The name is indicative. Yes, it decorates the base of the wall in your home to make an easy transition from floor to wall. The joints also remain hidden under them. You can incorporate this budget-friendly option into your house renovation project. The unembellished surface can look magical even in its simplicity. You get decorative options also. However, since this area mainly hides behind the furniture, you may choose the plain design.


The vertical wood panels start from the base of the floor and end in the center of the wall with a continuous border around the top edges. The wood panels usually decorate bathrooms, dining rooms, staircases, foyers, and basement areas. One can combine it with chair rail trim for more visual impact.

Chair rail design

As evident from the name, this trim stands out for its purpose-driven goal. It saves your walls from different furniture items playing guard to the bottom part of the wall, which witnesses frequent bumps and friction. Because of this layer, the wall and chair stay safe, no matter how hard you slam your furniture piece against the wall. However, you can also expect it to deliver on aesthetics. You can install it between wall coverings, such as wainscoting and wallpaper. It can even adorn the space between wallpaper and paint to add visual interest.

Picture frame vs. picture rail

This decorative material sits on the wall like a photo frame. You can repeat the frame to give your walls a paneling-like effect. It can also become a focal point. Some people like to hang artwork on their walls. Using picture frame trim, you can showcase the piece well. Some need clarification on this variety with picture rail, which primarily serves functional needs. You install the rail about three-quarters high on the wall to hang pictures. It eliminates the need for making holes in the wall. Those who like it install the rail all around the room in a continuous form or smaller pieces to display different wall decors, such as mirrors, pictures, and more.

Panel design

It may sound like picture frame trim, but they both have unique decorative roles. While the first one attaches to the wall, the panel design sits on the panels. The idea is to get attention to the frame paneling. Again, you can use it in the entire room or some corners. No matter what you do, it can impress any onlooker easily. 

Plate rail 

It’s a narrow shelf design that accommodates small items. Many old homes use these decorative plates in the interiors. Today, you mainly use this trim top to display your collections, artwork, tiny plants, etc.

Architrave trim

This molding type decorates the door and window tops. Window and door frames usually use casing on the borders. Architrave trim covers a few extra inches of the top side of the frame with a crown or a cap. It is also a decorative addition. 

The options are endless. Whether looking at the trims’ functional or aesthetic value, you know the choices well. Explore each variety closely. If you believe in simplicity, ornate designs are best to avoid. Architrave trim is a good example. However, you can select this type if you admire intricacy and bold features. So, understand your expectations and design goals. Look at your budget. These will make your decision quick and easy. 

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