Molding is known as ornamental piece that is used to outline other objects as decoration. Molding can be made from various materials such as plaster, clay, metals, plastic, wood or any other material that can be shaped into molding.
In many houses, crown moldings often used to accentuate both in exterior and interior such as doors, walls, ceiling, windows and many others. Some molding types which often use for this purpose are the chair rails, baseboards and crown molding. In this post we will talk specifically about crown molding or also called as cornice.
Many interior designers are agreeing that crown molding can improve any room in your house. It will make the crossing between walls to ceiling, corners, doors or windows become smoother. It is accentuate the room’s style and design, make the room more beautiful and stylish.
The crown molding is available in various styles, sizes and color. You can find it from the simple pattern or just cove shape to the elaborate pattern large cornice for large houses or entry.
Although the use of cornice in building a house can be traced back all the way to the ancient Greeks and Romans, no one really knows when cornice or crown molding becomes the parts of building’s element. But, at first the use of cornice was rather more as a roof support than decoration.
Since the roof of building in ancient Greeks time most of them are made from heavy stones, the cornice is use as additional support to hold the roof’s weight. Most of the crown molding’s pattern from the ancient Greeks and Romans are still used for the modern cornice till this day.
If you are conducting a crown molding project to decorate your house with several types of cornice, it will be better if you pick the main cornice’s size and style first. The main cornice will become the one that is often used in many areas. And then you can choose other crown molding types and size that match with the main molding.
There are various guides on how to choose the crown molding size, but those guides were not the iron rules in choosing the right crown molding. So, you can have the freedom to choose the one that suit to your taste or trusting the decision to your home designer.