How To Personalize Your Windows With Trim Mouldings


Truly polished décor owes so much to those tiny touches and details throughout your home. Colourful cushions on your sofa, soft lamp lighting in cosy corners or perhaps beautiful trim mouldings around your doors and windows. 

Trim mouldings add intention to your interior design, elevating the overall impact of your walls, doors and windows. They will stand out as architectural focal points and attractive features in your room. 

Interior designers and homeowners use mouldings in a variety of locations throughout the home. Decorative crown and scotia mouldings add an accent around the base of a ceiling or window. picture rail creates a feature which works well in high ceiling rooms around the wall about 50cm below the ceiling level. While skirting board mouldings goes around the base of the wall as a way of finishing the  gap where it meets the floor. 

Trim Mouldings come in many forms but architrave mouldings is most commonly used around a window or door. Upgrading your door and window surround makes perfect DIY project, even for those homeowners with little or no experience in home renovations. 

Window Trims or architrave, as it is commonly called, usually measures between 50 to 100mm and come in range of different styles. 

lets take a look at the basic of window trim mouldings so you can decide if this décor element is right for your home. 

Window Trim Elements. 

Window trims can be as embellished or minimalist as you like and there can be many different elements to window trim if that is what you want. Some opt for moulding shapes that differ from sides to below and above the window or perhaps finish the corners with decorative architrave blocks that contrast to the architrave length. The simplest and least fussy option however is to use a single linear style architrave which trims your windows surround on three or four sides. (depending if you have a window sill or not) and join them at the corners with a mitre cut. 

Style Selection: What to consider

The Type of trim moulding that you choose should depend on the style of your home and its architectural design. Many different styles of trim exist for windows so think carefully about what look you would like to achieve, modern, classic, country cottage etc. For instance, if your a classical home owner you might want to use an elegant ogee style architrave but if your a Victorian style home owner, you might want to use a more flamboyant, high profile moulding to capture the elegant style of the Victorian era. 

For a modern home a simple yet elegant architrave with clean lines may be a better choice. usually modern mouldings will compliment the existing room style and provide a more subtle effect although a mixture of old and new in a modern setting can also be an exciting look. 

Before you  choose a window trim its important that you consider the existing moulding details of the room. If you already have decorative door trim or crown mouldings which you don’t want to change, then its important you try and match this style on your windows also. 

Having the windows consistent with the rest of the room will help maintain an elegant and cohesive feel to design to the design. 


Above all, go for what pleases you. Moulding trim can personalise your windows and stamp a feeling of home on what is your space. You can transform a room by upgrading an existing trim for something more to your taste and style and turn a bland room with little personality into a home from the pages of a magazine. 

So go on, give it a try and make your home stand out.