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Matching Your Window Trim With the Interior Molding & Trim

Your home will look its best if all its components complement each other. All trim work should be of the same style, including windows and sliding patio doors.

Follow these tips to make sure your window trim and the rest of your interior trim and molding look harmonious.

Complement All Trim Elements

You have many choices when it comes to trim styles. Make sure your choices complement each other, especially where trim pieces intersect. For example, chair rail and baseboards shouldn’t be thicker than door and window casings.

Vertical pieces on a paneled wall shouldn’t be thicker than the horizontal trim where they meet. The end of the rail needs to be finished with a return in areas where a plate rail joins a window casing. This is so the end grain is covered.

Keep It in Proportion

The scale of the trim and moldings must be in proportion to the size of a room. Ensure that the baseboard and crown molding are balanced so they don’t overpower each other. Higher ceilings require taller and deeper trims.

In rooms with extremely tall ceilings, you can ask your contractor to add wider casings or decorative treatments for your new door installation. Don’t hesitate to ask help from professionals if you’re unsure about the placement of your trim.

Do Not Go Overboard

Be careful with how much trim you add throughout your home. Excessive trimming can dominate other interior elements of a room. It can cause more harm than good to your home’s appeal and overall value.

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Scott & Jackie, Arkansas, AR
November, 16

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