How To Handle A Moulding Explosion?

How To Handle A Moulding Explosion?

Tess Wilson
Jul 5, 2015

Q: We moved from an amazing 70s contemporary house with white everything and super-clean lines to a fairly boring colonial home, and I'm having a hard time adjusting to so much moulding! The previous owners to this house went moulding crazy, every room is different from picture frame moulding to wainscoting, and even the master bedroom has super thick/embellished chair rail...

I need creative ideas to make it less obvious. My only idea is to paint the room and molding the same color so it fades a bit, but I'm not sure I want to use that tactic in every room. I need the Apartment Therapy audience to give ideas! And yes..that's an interior column in the photo...any ideas on making that disappear!? -Sent by Sam K

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