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What Botacelli Tells Us About the History of Moulding

Crown moulding is a beautiful embellishment design element that has a rich history that dates back many generations. While the concept of decorative crown moulding has evolved through the ages by widening the variety that is available, the foundation of the architectural detail is timeless and can be found in homes both past and present. Whether a home was built centuries ago or is a brand new build, crown moulding can elevate the interior of any home. 

Today, we are taking a deeper dive into the historical roots of moulding and the power of this design element’s timeless elegance and sophistication. 

What is crown moulding?

Crown moulding is a decorative piece of wood, plaster, or other material used to finish or add an attractive detail to a surface. Crown mouldings can go around door frames, windows, and most commonly – where the wall meets the ceiling. 

Who is Botacelli?

Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance period. 

What does Botacelli tell us about the history of moulding?

Throughout Botacelli’s work, you can see the thoughtful attention to architectural detail. Through the architectural elements in the painting, you will see crown mouldings! The crown mouldings seen in the paintings are truly timeless because the patterns, designs, and finishes found in these paintings are still used today!

This means that crown moulding, is truly the definition of a timeless architectural element. If an architectural element has stood the test of time since the Early Renaissance period, we can assure you that it is an element worth installing into your own home! 

No matter what style or design crown molding features, for the centuries that it has existed, it’s always been a symbol of luxury, elegance, and attention to architectural detail. Whether your home is old or new, the addition of crown moulding will suddenly and dramatically elevate your room with a more polished and inviting look that is truly timeless. 

The Finished Inspirations team wants to see the crown moulding throughout your home! Snap a picture and tag us on Instagram at #finishedinspirations to be featured on our page. Who knows, the pictures of crown moulding you take today may be looked at centuries from now to prove just how timeless it truly is to future homeowners and builders!