Delineating a room’s architectural details can work magic, grounding the space while infusing it with an unexpected, mood-evoking layer that runs anywhere from subdued tranquility to exuberant joy.
Here are a few examples of just what we mean—plus how to get the look.
Variations on a Theme
Marie-Anne Oudejans deploys a bold chevron pattern in a range of different scales.
Playing With the Band
Bambi Sloan uses a lively trim not just on curtains but also an adjacent wall to take repeating patterns to a chic new level.
A dark grosgrain trim along the corners and moldings of a hallway’s walls balances the zingy orange in the home of Suzanne McGrath.
The Shape of Things
In Nicola del Roscio’s home, curvaceous doorframes are supercharged with a blue outline in paint.
A pretty trim studded with railheads accentuates the architecture in the home of Carolina Herrera de Baez without overpowering it.