Molding (or moulding) is an ornamental strip of contoured material, especially wood.
Wainscoting– This is a paneling of wood on an interior wall, often with only the lower portion. The original purpose of this was to cover the lower portion of walls.
There are self-stick wallpaper borders available that offer the depth and texture of real molding but are as easy to install as wallpaper. They can even be painted to match your particular décor. Two fabulous sites to try are www.easycrownmolding.com and www.bellaornamental.com.
Some Wall Décor Tips and Ideas
If you have a home office, one wall can be decorated with a collection of offbeat artwork, such as paintings, masks, drawings and other items for unconventional flair.
In a small apartment? A large black-and-white photograph can be framed and hung over a living room sofa.
Flat-screen TVs can also be used as artwork (they also free up a lot of space in a small room!).
For a clean, minimalist look, use simple, white subway tiles in a kitchen as an easy-to-clean backsplash.
Want an eye-catching backsplash? Use brightly-colored tiles in a small kitchen that has little natural light.
Set off white wainscoting in a dining room by painting the walls and ceiling a bright coral and if available, adding a group of framed sepia pictures.
Bring attention from room to room by repeating a trim color as a main color in a nearby room.
Vintage frames bought at thrift shops can be painted and hung on their own or used to frame regular art.
By wallpapering just one wall or a small one, not only will you keep things simple in a family or guest room, you’ll breathe new life into it. Or you can change the color of one of the walls with a new paint shade.
Rotate your artwork and pictures!
Bring the greens and pinks of spring inside by a painting a wall soft green as a backdrop for floral prints, artwork and knickknacks in various shades of pink (Did you know that even being in a pink room can make you feel better? A pastel or soft pink in particular will have a positive and flattering effect not only on your physical well-being, but also on your face-pink is a flattering shade for most complexions!).
Quilts make fantastic artwork when they’re hung on large walls.
A mirror in an entryway helps to make a transition from outside to in, and can instantly make a small space seem larger.
Local source-Kirkland’s , located at 7401 Market St., Room 837 , in the Southern Park Mall, offers a wonderful assortment of mirrors, canvas art, plaques, paintings and other cool stuff. Check them out!