Trim or molding refers to any decorative element that covers joints of various surfaces and materials. An example of it would be the casing that surrounds your windows and doors, creating a frame that hides the gap between the jamb and the adjacent wall. The outer edge of this type of trim is usually flat to give way for the addition of horizontal trim.
The window trim comes in various designs and configurations, and it is important that it blends well with the other interior components. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, home of local window installation pros, share tips on how you can do so.
Consistency Is Key
The design of your windows’ casing, together with the trim found inside your home, must follow that of your home’s architectural style. Consistency is key here, whether the quantity of trim is greater in one room than in the other. Take note, however, not to oversupply every room with it as doing so can detract from the interior’s overall appeal.
Matching Trim Elements
Trim designs for every area of the interior must match well with one another. For example, the casings surrounding your windows must not be thicker than the baseboard and the chair rail. The end of a plate rail that meets the horizontal window casing must be finished with a return to cover the end grain.
Designing Within Proportions
The size of each interior trim and molding should be proportionate to the size of each room. Establishing this, however, can be quite a challenge. Our design team at Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois can guide you with this if you don’t trust your own eye to determine the scale and proportion of the window trim.
Our company is your leading source of top quality replacement windows in the local area. Our experienced design consultants will work with you to find the window style that best fits your existing home decor.
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