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Moulding and Trim Ideas for the Modern Home

While many people believe that moulding and trim can make a room feel traditional, there are actually ways to utilize these elements to achieve a sleek, high-end look that is modern. Modern interior design isn’t just sleek furniture, accent walls, chrome accents, and minimalism – it’s also the incorporation of architectural details that bring modern interior design to life. Modern trim and moulding are generally less ornate than traditional moulding, which will bring clean and sleek defining features to your modern space that will make your space feel more inviting and finished. 

Here are some of our favorite uses of moulding and trim to inspire your next home improvement project for your modern home. 

Instead of painting your walls a bold color, opt to paint your ceiling a bold color instead! Then paint the crown moulding the same color as the ceiling to add a subtle yet daring contrast that feels deep and modern. 

To embrace clean lines and the simplicity of modern design, use flat crown moulding.

Paint your wall and trim the same color to create a modern monochromatic look. This will add elegant and edgy interest to a design without stealing focus. 

Layering moulding is a way to add architectural depth and interest that is both clean and simple. 

Incorporate extra-large trim and moulding. The sheer size of the larger trim and moulding will speak for itself. Instead of the impact being made through intricate detail, the statement is being created from the simplicity of a larger scale size. 

Using high-contrasting paint colors between the walls and moulding and trim is a way to create crisp, clean, and defining lines that add enhancing contrast. 

Use a glossy finish. A glossy finish is refreshing and unexpected, yet sleek and sophisticated enough to tie a modern design together. 

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