Paneled moulding is a classic design element so when we updated our entry, we decided to carry the moulding up to the ceiling. Find out why I think paneled moulding is the ultimate upgrade.
First, let’s take a look at how far we’ve come! Here are a few of the changes in our entry that I’ve already shared here on the blog.
The first, most beautiful new addition to our entry was the herringbone wood flooring. It is one of my favourite changes that I admire every day. And, it was a clever way to replace the old tile with something that connected to the other wood floors.
The second update to this entry was installing the leopard stair runner. It’s funny, because when I shared this I found out that not everyone is a fan of leopard print. That’s ok, though, because it happens to be my favourite. (Some may watch this and call it an obsession 😉)
However, I love this leopard print runner and think of animal prints as a neutral design element that goes with almost anything.
Also to cover a common question that I get which is “Is this timeless?” It’s a runner that can be easily replaced just like wallpaper. I don’t consider either of these elements to be in the category of ‘hard finishes’ they are easy to replace, after all, no one is going to like YOUR wallpaper choices either.
Classic Paneled Moulding
And the third, was adding panelled moulding to match what was already on the wall below the stairs. We continued the moulding above the stairs once we closed up the open windows into the entertainment room.
Here’s how it looked when we moved in. It felt very unfinished, not to mention having openings into a room with a television made no sense.
Here’s what it looks like now:
Upgrade your walls with paneled moulding
Paneled moulding is a classic design element that adds a touch of sophistication to any room. I think it is the ultimate decorative upgrade because it can make a space look more refined and polished.
And, in our entry it just made sense to continue the moulding above the stairs, while also giving that large wall a sense of visual interest and depth.
I think paneled moulding is a timeless design element that can make your home look more luxurious and high-end. And it truly looks beautiful painted out in the trim colour.
We love the afternoon light that fills this area.
For the record, I also have a love hate relationship with the birds in this house. Yes, they are in the wallpaper print – where I love them. But also, I’m trying to keep them off of our patio – where I’m not a fan. But I did buy some little black birds in flight and installed them above the doorway today (below).
I think they would look better painted but for now I stuck them on with Alien tape so I didn’t have to have any holes in the walls and it seems to be working.
They look like they are flying into the lantern chandelier.
From this view you can also see the existing taupe on the stucco outside through these windows. That colour will be changing soon! 🤞🏻
The main neutral wall colour in this area, which also extends onto one wall in the living room is a green beige complex cream. It’s one shade lighter than the existing kitchen cabinets, seen below.
And you can see how well it relates to the creamy beige flowers in the wallpaper.
There are 3 green beige complex creams in my system, test which one works for you and get the complete list here.
My kitchen cabinets were existing and this paint colour does not exist in SW or BM
Currently, it’s trending to add moulding to walls and I think done well, it’s a really pretty timeless upgrade! Make sure you hire experienced finishing carpenters to do it.
You’ll also notice that the walls could appear more yellow than green to you and that’s because beige is a category of neutrals that leans yellow first, and then the subtle differences in each undertone is a secondary distinction. Learn more about this and how to specify and choose the right neutral or colour for everything in your home in one of my Spring workshops. Register here.