The Differences Between Crown and Base Moulding

If going for a look of grandeur, it’s the little touches that can really add up with a home remodeling project. Artwork frames, curvy couch legs, and moulding all provide special flourishes. If you’ve never really noticed the moulding in your home before, now’s the perfect time to give this architectural detail some attention.

What is Crown Moulding?

When you think of the term crown moulding, your mind may jump to royalty and the crowns of kings and queens. You’re actually not too far off the mark. This type of moulding is meant to look regal, with intricate and gorgeous details that really make a home look posh. However, its main purpose is to decorate the tops of the walls.

Generally, this looks best with homes with higher ceilings, although crown moulding is versatile, so feel free to try it in different rooms. You don’t have to choose one type and stick with it throughout; blend a few different styles throughout the home for a truly impressive finish.

What is Base Moulding?

Base moulding, on the other hand, is moulding that decorates the bottoms of the walls. For this reason alone, it’s usually less ornate, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty. Combine a simplistic base moulding with a more decorative crown moulding for a room that’s classy but doesn’t overwhelm with too much detail.

How Do I Choose?

Need help deciding which crown and base moulding is best for your home? Call us at Peterman Lumber. Since 1979, Peterman Lumber in Ventura County, California has been a reliable choice for all your lumber needs. Founder Clair “Pete” Peterman has expanded the business, which today has a customer service center and a corporate yard that spans 11 acres. We carry many varieties of moulding. Call us today!