What Size Crown Molding? - Interior Decorating - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Interior Decorating

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
Retired & Not Likin' It
 
Jim McClain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: the real Northern California
Posts: 95
Rewards Points: 75
Default

What Size Crown Molding?


I am starting to remodel my bedroom. It's a small room that measures 11x12'6" with a closet on one long wall 2x8'. Ceiling height is just over 8'. My plan is to do a tall wainscoting, about 5' in height, all around, painted a warm white with a medium green on the wall above and a lighter green on the ceiling (all of these colors are used in the main room of my apartment, but there is no wainscoting there). All the trim will be in the same warm white.

My question focuses in on the crown molding I'd like to use. There are several sizes available and I am unsure which size to use in this room. I'm afraid that too large a crown molding will look too bulking and over-sized for the size of the room. I have been considering a small crown molding that is about 2", maybe a little less (1" I think), but I'm worried it might be too small.

Your opinion is valuable. What size crown molding would you think a good size for a wall of this height and with a wainscoting on the walls. Below is a picture of my finished main room (last year's project) and a section of wall with the tallest piece of furniture in my bedroom - note the line on the wall that indicates the approximate height of the wainscoting.

Thanks for your input. Jim
Attached Thumbnails
What Size Crown Molding?-living-area02.jpg   What Size Crown Molding?-bedroom01.jpg  

Advertisement

Jim McClain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 08:16 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Near Charleston, SC
Posts: 104
Rewards Points: 75
Default

What Size Crown Molding?


I have kept scraps from most mouldings I have made in the past specifically for the purpose of "trying out" the profile and size to see how it looks and feels. I recommend you do the same. To answer your question on size. Depending on your source you should be able to find a Ogee Crown approximately 3". Max of 3 5\8", Min of 2 7\8"

It would be good to have a chair rail - or in your case a top moulding for the wainscott that complimented the Ogee of the crown. Some Ogees are more elegant or sleek, others are bulbous and have a "heavy" appearance. Hopefully you will have access to a sleek profile for both trim mouldings. Good luck.

Advertisement

__________________
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you ever have time to do it over?
jackofmany is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
making own crown molding marin001 Carpentry 7 03-29-2010 12:08 AM
General crown molding tips for rookies. speedster1 Carpentry 5 02-16-2010 08:18 PM
Need help on Crown Molding on inset Trey Ceiling pacumming Carpentry 2 01-30-2010 01:13 AM
Crown molding on with catherderal celing for LED lights My_attempt Carpentry 20 07-22-2009 11:52 AM
Paint Crown Molding Before or After Installation? gmhut Painting 24 06-03-2009 09:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts