What do all beautifully designed spaces have in common? Interior finishings or mouldings.
Interior finishings i.e. your trim, ceiling treatments, interior doors, and wall treatments set the stage and impact the design and flow of your room. Whether you’re a designer, builder, or DIY’er if you have ever felt the task of choosing the right mouldings for your project is daunting, you will find tools in this post to make your selections with ease. *This post is sponsored by Metrie, all opinions are my own.
Whether you’re designing a new home, or reinventing a space, one of the first things you will need to consider are your finishings. Metrie is North America’s largest solid wood and MDF moulding company, they’ve sought input from the design community to learn what designers want. With that in mind, they created the Then & Now Finishing CollectionsTM product line. With coordinating trim and interior doors in a wide range of styles, it delivers elements that work together aesthetically and proportionally taking the guess work out of selecting your finishings.
Not sure what your style is? Do you lean toward a traditional look?
Or do you like a more modern and chic look?
Try taking this Style quiz to find out which collections suits you and your home best. Once you decide which collection works best for you, you can use the Room styler tool to customize your room. I love this tool, it really helps you visualize your trim choices. My clients and finish carpenter will appreciate that I can send them a copy, as well as print a product list.
One of my favorite spaces to add extra detail is the ceiling. It’s an often a forgotten surface with so much design potential.
Adding moulding and trim is a great way to add drama to a space. I’m always looking for inspiration and creative ways to use crown moulding in my designs. Metrie’s blog, The Finished Space has tons of inspiration using the latest design trends.
I love the combination of traditional moulding, dark paint, and modern lighting in the photo above! The use of dark paint on the ceiling would make some think that it would visually lower the ceiling. That’s not always true. In this case, it adds the perfect amount of drama and draws the eye upwards.
The simplicity of the crown moulding, and tongue and groove we used on our ceiling adds ambiance to our space and sets the stage for the rest of the room.
When designing your space, don’t forget about the “fifth wall” or ceiling. Use it to set the stage for the rest of your room.
Stair cases can be a hard space to design, typically they are near the front entry so it’s important to create an inviting space. Gallery walls look great, but consider using mouldings to accent the staircase for a clean look.
We all love the feel of an open and airy two story room, but it can also feel like a big cavern. Check out how the designer warmed up the space above, using a warm wood on the ceiling and adding wainscoting to the walls. The possibilities are endless when creating the perfect space for your family. Luckily Metrie has provided digital interactive tools to provide inspiration and take the guess work out. Visit Metrie.com to start planning your next project!