Molding Obsession

I have found myself oohing and ahing over architectural detailing and particularly elaborate molding treatments for as long as I can remember.   As fate would have it, my house has absolutely none.  In fact, there wasn’t even molding around my windows when I moved in.  My dad and I have already installed a simple crown molding in the main area downstairs along with window casing, however, I often find myself itching to add more more.  I have been thinking about my bedroom in particular because, to me, it still feels kind of sad and unfinished.  The problem is that the molding treatment options I am thinking about might seem like too much.  So I wanted to ask y’alls opinion.

Here is my bedroom again for those who haven’t seen it and to remind those that have…

megan's bedroom

megan's bedroom 2

megan's bedroom 3

As you can see in the first picture, there are some weirdo angles in the ceiling because of the way my house is shaped.  Would that make a molding treatment cooler or not so good lookin?

Here are the molding treatments I am looking at…

molding bedroom

Option one (my favorite) from Bijou and Boheme

molding bedroom 3

Option 2- Board and Batten from Thrifty Decor Chick

I think doing either of these would be a huge job because I would also need to find a way to beef up my tiny baseboards for sure.  I most likely won’t be doing it any time soon.  Also keep in mind that I have no crown molding in my bedroom and because of the weird ceiling angles, will never be having crown molding in my bedroom.

What do y’all think?  Would a molding treatment be too much for a bedroom.  Would there be anyway future (dumb) homebuyers would hate it?  Should I just put it down in my family room like regular people?  Thoughts?

Also, don’t tell my dad I am thinking about doing this because he will want to kill me.


  1. Colleen

    I vote for the first one. Why the heck not.

  2. Ivy + Molly

    I love molding and don’t think you could really go wrong with whatever you pick. I love your bedding, and your bed, and nigh stand!! Great taste.


    • Megan

      Thanks so much honey!

  3. Quinn @ Kimchi & Sweet Tea

    The second one would definitely be easier, but the first one gets my vote because I think it would look so great with the furniture you already have in there. LOVE that bed by the way

    • Megan

      Thanks Quinn! The head and footboard I pull out of someone’s front yard on the side of the road. Hahaha. Pure class around here. 🙂

  4. chartreuse & a twist

    Molding always adds such a beautiful, finished look. Option one is definitely my favorite look. I say go for it, Megan!! XO Brynn

    • Megan

      Thanks Brynn! We will see 😉

  5. Kelly

    What about a pottery barn like bead board?

    • Megan

      I thought about that too Kelly. It would probably be a little more simple and may look good with my more ornate headboard. I am just addicted to more elaborate molding treatments! 🙂