By Emily AndersonMore in Decorating
Miter saw and box
1 ¼-inch brads
For beauty and quality, decorate the 5th wall or ceiling.
Paint the ceiling a few shades lighter than walls.
TIP: Use flat paint for an elegant look with glossy white on the crown molding.
TIP: To make walls appear taller, extend wall paint onto ceiling and offset molding.
TIP: For 10-foot ceilings or higher, allow 1 inch of molding per foot; 5-inch molding looks good with an 8-foot ceiling.
TIP: Combine two types of molding for custom look.
TIP: Order samples so you can see what molding looks like in place.
TIP: Use miter saw to cut molding.
TIP: Buy precut corners.
Hang ceiling medallion and new chandelier.
TIP: The taller the ceiling the larger the medallion can be.
TIP: Pair an ornate medallion with a plainer molding.