5 Popular Wall Trim Styles to Know

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Not only does decorative wall trim do a great job of hiding the juncture where your walls and doors or flooring meet, it’s the perfect touch to provide your room with a finished look. There are quite a few different wall trim styles to choose from, however, which can make deciding which type of trim to use for each specific purpose confusing.

To help make this decision process a little less baffling for you, Handyman Connection is here to share with you some of the most common styles of wall trim and what they’re used for.

  • Baseboard. Nobody wants to see an unsightly gap between their wall and floor, which is where baseboard comes in. Ranging anywhere from three to five inches in width, baseboard is generally simple in style, and is often finished off with a small piece of semi-circular quarter-round trim.
  • Door casing. Another unattractive gap can be found between walls and window or door frames. Window trim and door casing varies in style, but the width for both is usually between two and three inches. This covers the gap and provides a smooth transition between the two structures.
  • Crown molding. While it isn’t strictly necessary to apply trim where the walls and ceiling of a room meet, it definitely adds some nice architectural interest. Crown molding – also known as cornice moulding – is available in a variety of different types, though they all tend to be ornate with an intricate profile.
  • Chair rail. The original purpose of this type of trim can be found in its name. Essentially, chair railing is meant to protect your walls from damage caused by dining room chairs and other furniture. Some people, however, use it for a purely aesthetic purpose–to provide a dividing line between two different shades of paint, or two different types of wall coverings.
  • Egg-and-dart. If you’re going for a more classical feel, the oval egg-like shapes interspersed with V-shaped darts found on egg-and-dart molding can give you the look you’re going for. This Greek-influenced style is often paired with crown molding or chair rail trim.

Need Help From a Handyman?

Whether your need for wall trim is functional or decorative, we have craftsmen experienced in interior carpentry work who can install it for you. If you’re asking yourself, “Where can I find carpentry services near me?”, look no further than Handyman Connection. Give us a call today at 1-800-88-HANDY.

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