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Three ways to use trim

How to accent any room with inexpensive moulding

1. For an instant Georgian pedigree, apply trim to walls in rectangular panels painted the same shade as the wall colour, or for a French look, accent mouldings with white paint paired with fondant pastel walls.

2. Installing deep baseboards and crown mouldings is an easy, cost-effective way to make a home look more expensive. Emphasize the décor style with the appropriate trim, for example, egg-and-dart crown mouldings in formal rooms.

3. For platform beds, use trim to create an impromptu headboard on the wall behind the bed, and paint in a contrasting shade.

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