Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wood Trim: Let's Give it Some Love

Crisp white trim makes my heart sing, and I'm pretty sure I'm in good company.
 
However.
 
I also think wood trim is perfectly stunning in some rooms, and so while it's not my default choice I still like to peruse photos of lovely rooms done well. Do you think wood trim has a bad rap? So often we assume it's going to look outdated or will make the room dark or like a library a la Sherlock Holmes.
 
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Well, we're wrong a lot. Take a look at some rooms with wood trim that are beautiful, inviting and never stuffy.
 

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I love how the wood tones complement the light colors on the walls and these rooms are bright and comfortable but still very warm.
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And this room with the fireplace gives me a little case of the swoons. I could very easily move in and take up residence...
 
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I love the transom window in the last photo, and I also want to point out how I have a similar light and it only cost me $10 and a little work. I'm so now.
 
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What say you? Do you agree that wood trim can be gorgeous in spaces other than historical homes? Do you want to live in the house from the third photo with me? Would you split utilities? Because I don't want to pay for your hot water if you take 45 minute showers.
 
If only this didn't complicate the original plan for my dining room, which is the one room in my house with dark wood trim... hmm. I need to ponder things.

9 comments:

  1. I have wood trim in my living room and in my bathroom, it's not my first choice but theres no way my husband will let me paint it so I am making it work.

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  2. Yeah, my husband is against me painting the wood trim in my dining room too. I think men in general don't like painting wood (look at me making a giant generalization!) :)

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  3. I think that classic wood trim looks great. The stuff from the 80s looks a little funny to me--I think it really depends on the stain, for my tastes at least.

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  4. I'm usually a "stained-wood-trim-has-to-go" kind of girl, but I think these pictures prove me wrong. I think the key is to make sure you have a lot of fresh, natural light and spruce things up with light, airy window treatments or wall colors. These rooms are just gorgeous. Love it!

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  5. @Kelly, I agree with you about the 80s -- really, not much from that decade is okay with me ;) But really anythingn oak usually falls into my "NO" box (I know, I know, I'm such an oak hater...)

    @BlueEyedYonder, definitely! I love how light these rooms feel even with the dark trim.

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  6. Anna I also have mahogany wood trim in the front half of my house. I really love it because it complements the era of the house (20s bungalow.) And my dining room is covered in mahogany wainscoting at times I think about painting due to the darkness but everyone that visits says its their favorite room.

    I say embrace it!

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  7. I know this is an old post but just found it on Pinterest. I always thought I hated wood trim, but then I moved into a 110 year old house with all original wood trim. I painted one room white and then realized my mistake! These pictures are all gorgeous!

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  8. Anna do you know what the paint color is in the 4th picture?

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