We are thinking of putting crown molding on our ceiling in the master bedroom. Is crown molding on a ceiling dated? It's a New England colonial house built in the late 80's.
I'm not a pro, but I've always thought of crown molding as being timeless.
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You probably don't need the crown molding unless the point where the two colors meet didn't end up a crisp straight line.
I was once told that the difference between an amateur and a craftsman is that a craftsman covers up his mistakes. You could paint molding white before hanging it to avoid paint line issues and then touch up the white where the nails go in.
Do you have crown molding in any other rooms in this house?
Also, I'm not a pro but I don't believe it's "out of style"; however, the style of the room might make a difference in the kind of molding you put up -- formal/informal. The Houzz decorator pros will be able to be able to tell you more about that when they weigh in..
Design Interior South might weigh in on this.
On houzz, New England Colonial search. All these rooms have crown molding. It really depends upon the style of your home overall and if there is crown molding in other rooms. I have crown molding in several rooms in my home, I would call the home style English Cottage. It fits the home style, and feels appropriate.
You don't have to be a pro to have a valid opinion, and no, crown molding isn't dated. It's timeless.
Personal preference. How tall are the ceilings? I tend to like crown better on taller ceilings, like 9' vs 8'.
There are many variations of “crown moldings” and can be found way back in history til today. It gives a finishing touch and covers up many a flaw. Unless you are doing highly contemporary styling, I would suggest crown be used. In lower ceilings we use smaller profiles if needed.
IMO it depends on your style too. If this is the only place you have crown then I would say no.
My house is a 1920s foursquare craftsman and I have original crown in all my downstairs (public) rooms (except the kitchen) but none upstairs in the private rooms.
My 1920s home has crown molding in all proper rooms but not in the kitchen and baths. I like it a lot but my style in this house is very traditional.