Trend Alert: Painted Trim

From Fixer Upper to Architectural Digest, painted trim is huge.  Here's how I applied the trend in my home and why I think you should consider it for yours.

Interior wood trim is an important design detail that can be found in nearly every room of a home. While many people overlook their wood trim and leave it as is when they move in, when painted, wood trim can significantly transform the look and feel of a house.

Whether your trim is simple, or your home has elaborate molding or intricate trim details, interior trim painting can give your home a polished, beautiful look.  And the reason I think it can benefit any home is because of its lightening effect.  A room with painted trim feels bright, fresh, and clean.  All good aspects whether you're selling or staying put. 

I'm guilty of DIYing when I really shouldn't.  I have a new design idea every day and it's challenging to stop myself from implementing every one of them immediately.  So naturally, when we bought our new home, I wanted the golden oak great room trim painted white.  I did it myself and it was a long process that's still not complete!  For any of you wanting to take this on, I recommend calling in a professional for best results.  

I am in LOVE with this room now!  (It's pictured at the top of this post)  Getting rid of the dark trim makes for a seamless transition to the exterior.  Without dark lines around each window, your eye travels around the room with ease.  The furniture and the view are accentuated, instead of the trim, which is rewarding since I'm invested in my furniture and the view from my great room, not my 1990s, golden oak trim!   

Here are other great examples of transformations made by painting interior trim.

Is bright white my only option?

No.  Trim can be painted white to match the ceiling color, an off-white that coordinates with the wall color, or the same white as the walls but in a different sheen.  The options are endless.

For help choosing the right color for your trim, get in touch with me!  Send a photo of your trim to or on Facebook @stagemylistings

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