If you’ve ever walked into a room with plain and ordinary baseboards or no trim accents you’ve probably noticed the space feels unfinished or empty. In addition, base boards can get beat up and take on a dingy look that detracts from the clean lines of any room. Updating your home with decorative wood trim is one great way to overcome these obstacles and earn a solid return on your home.

Don’t Neglect the Base Boards

Even in rooms with crown moulding you may notice when a builder or decorator decided to skimp on the base boards. Plain, two-inch base boards are inexpensive, but they also don’t add much to the room and can leave it looking disheveled. If you’re looking to dress things up, conside a taller three-inch base board style that includes even a single line of accent down the middle.

Don’t Overdo the Crown Moulding

Crown moulding is one of the most reliable ways to increase the curb appeal and resale value of your home. However, you have to be careful about overdoing it. For instance, if you live in a neighborhood full of classical and rustic style homes, too much formal crown moulding will seem out of place, even if it’s not visible from the exterior of the house. Try to choose a style and size that is congruent with other houses in the area.

Consider Wainscoting Carefully

Wainscoting and chair rails can give family and dining rooms a distinguished look. However, you should be careful to ensure that they don’t clash with the baseboards and crown molding you’ve chosen for the rest of the house. These types of accents also offer the highest return when they are used in large open rooms that that are accented with inviting colors. With careful consideration and planning your decorative wood trim can have a huge positive effect on the resale value of your home. Each of these accents helps establish the first impression that is valuable when it comes to finding a buyer. To learn more, visit Volterra Architectural Products today and check out all of our decorative wood trim galleries or call us at 602-258-7373.