Classic Hyannisport Residence traditional family room

Decorative plaster or wood trim applied where walls meet ceilings, doors and/or windows go a long way to define a room’s feel. Even the simplest, off-the-shelf moldings and casings can give a would-be bland space depth.

Don’t get me wrong; you can have plenty of depth without moldings, too. But if you do have moldings, casings and trims, there are so many ways to treat them. Stain them for a historic feel, paint them white for a traditional New England crispness, paint them the same color as the wall to create a seamless framed view that doesn’t detract from a fabulous window treatment. Really, the options are endless.

Follow the slideshow for plenty of examples and ideas!