Every day, Hooked on Houses gets a lot of visitors searching for information about crown molding, so here’s a gallery of rooms that I hope will offer you some ideas and inspiration.
Here’s a newly built home that uses woodwork to really give the room character and interest. Note the trim around the windows, the trim detail on the pillar, and the beautifully designed overmantel:
I like how they added trim that goes up from either side of the door in this room for interesting effect with the wainscot:
I would never have thought to paint the trim and crown molding black like this, but it’s kind of an interesting effect if this works with your style (this is in a finished lower-level, which might be the best place to try something this bold):
UPDATE: I’ve noticed that a lot of people end up on this post because they’re searching for “crown molding painted black.” Apparently there aren’t many examples out there for them to see, so I’m adding another. I think it works great in this bathroom (from BH&G):