How decorative mouldings can elevate your space on a budget

Ideal for applying decorative features within a space, mouldings are a great way to make home improvements on a budget.

All of our mouldings at Richard Burbidge can be installed to create an impactful design. Practical, innovative and cost effective, they’re a popular choice when it comes to switching up home décor.

Whether you’re looking to hide a pesky gap or joint in prior woodwork or incorporate practical elements to a room, mouldings can help to add value to a home and make it more visually appealing. Especially if looking to sell up in future years, this quick and easy installation can promise positive return on investment.

A great DIY option

No need to call a professional, many decorative mouldings can be easily installed by following step-by-step guides, which help to save further costs on any projects in the long run. Our handy how-to guides are the ideal way to learn how to install wall panelling, scotia beading and more, both sufficiently and safely.

Not only this, but it’s a job that doesn’t require a large amount of products to see incredible, transformative results. Wall panelling, for example, can add character in the simplest of ways, whether its creating a shaker panel wall or adding batten and board style design.  

How to use decorative mouldings

Knowing where to begin is often the hardest part, but we have provided a brief run down that we like to call, ‘Mouldings 101’.

Firstly, there are many different types of decorative mouldings, with the below list providing just some of the most popular additions homeowners use to decorate their homes.

  • Crown moulding
  • Cornice & Coving
  • Architrave
  • Dado rail & Picture rail
  • Stripwood
  • Wall panels

Whilst many associate mouldings with the common choice of wall panelling, they can also be used in many other creative ways, such as incorporating wainscot wall cladding, forming frames, adding shelves or even elevating doorframes and windows.

Often, the above components can be combined to complete your desired project. For example, wall panelling can be combined with smaller planks of stripwood to provide more intricate details. We recently provided individual half-moon panels and Pine PSE Stripwood for a residential project that helped to completely transform and modernise a master bedroom.

Decorative mouldings can also be finished in a variety of ways, including staining, varnish, oil or paint, all of which can be considered based on budget and desired appearance.

For more inspiration, take a look at our selection of 'How To' guides here


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