Craftsman’s interior style is something that always comes with the idea of simpler trim. It is not always like this, but, commonly, the more modern the design is, the simpler the trim will be.
You must know that the most common types of interior trim that you can find in a craftsman interior are baseboard and shoe mold. Other than that, wide window casing is another trim type you can see in this interior design.
What about crown molding? Does it also exist in craftsman interior?
Before talking about that, let us remind you a bit about what it is. Crown molding can be said as a type of trim that covers the meeting edge between the walls and the ceiling.
In the simplest way, this element seems like something decorative only. It can also serve another function. For example, choosing the right crown molding can make the ceiling appears higher than it actually is.
In the craftsman-style interior, crown molding itself is something that is not commonly found. Does it mean that you cannot include it even if you want it? Thankfully, the answer is NO.
Right now, more and more craftsman interior also use crown molding in the interior. It does not mean that you are free to use any trim to match the style.
The fact is that there are some things that you must always remember when making a choice. For sure, you must keep it simple. Other than that, you can also consider other elements in the interior as determiners.
This post is here to tell you about the 15 most fascinating craftsman style crown molding inspirations. All these will help you know some types that you can choose for your interior. Please read further to learn the complete information.
- Small and Simple Crown Molding to Match Craftsman Window Casing
- Connected, Coordinating Craftsman Crown Molding and Fireplace Overmantel
- Craftsman Kitchen with Simple and Practical Solid Wood Crown Molding
- Small Crown Molding to Match Windows with Crown-Style Trim
- Exposed Beams and Crown Molding for Craftsman Interior
- Craftsman Crown Moldings to Cover the Space between Kitchen Cabinets and Ceiling
- Coordinating Look between Craftsman Crown Molding, Window Casing, and Baseboard
- The Combination of Tapered Posts, Exposed Beam, and Crown Molding in a Craftsman Entry
- Tiny Crown Molding for Craftsman Interior
- Modern Craftsman Bedroom with Simple Crown Molding
- Crown Molding and Vanities with Coordinating Visual in a Craftsman Bathroom
- Craftsman Entry with Custom Mudroom Bench and Crown Molding
- Dark Crown Molding for a Contrast Visual in a Craftsman Interior
- Beautiful Craftsman Interior with Stained Wood Crown Molding
- Stained-Wood Crown Molding and Window Casing in a White Craftsman Kitchen
1. Small and Simple Crown Molding to Match Craftsman Window Casing
As we already told you before, craftsman crown molding must be simple. It even often comes in a small size.
The one that you can see in the home office picture is a good example in this case. The small crown molding in this craftsman interior becomes an excellent match for the wide window casing. Besides, its sizing looks good because the wall is not that tall.
You should also know from this crown molding that it looks not only simple but also has a subtle modern look in it. It then becomes a good match for the modern grey walls.
It gets even better because it has a white color that matches any color in the home office interior nicely. As you can see, it even has a matching color with the built-in double desk, the door, and the window.
Talking about the window, as you can see, it comes with a wide casing, which is popular in craftsman interior. Some even come with crown-style top case and a matching sill, just like the one you see in the picture.
With a specific window design like this, the choice of small crown molding in the design above becomes even more reasonable. If the size is bigger, it will only create an unpleasant visual because the overall craftsman design will lose its simplicity.
2. Connected, Coordinating Craftsman Crown Molding and Fireplace Overmantel
If the room comes with a fireplace and has an overmantel, there is a type of crown molding that we suggest you pick. It is the one that is connected directly to the overmantel itself.
This idea’s final look will make the entire fireplace design has a crown on the upper part. It will also make it look like the fireplace is in a single unity with the wall and ceiling design.
A design like this will look even better when the crown molding color is the same as the overmantel hue. If not possible, the painting trick always works in this case. It will look even better if the material between the elements is the same.
As an example, please take a look at the picture of a craftsman family room above. Undeniably, the fireplace with wooden overmantel is an element that catches the most attention in the interior, particularly because of the chunky appearance.
The thing that is not less interesting is that this fireplace overmantel is connected directly to the room’s crown molding. You can see the continuing design of this interior element in the picture.
At a glance, it looks like the crown molding has the same material and the same color as the wooden material of the fireplace. Although so, if you look closely, they are different, and only the tones are similar to one another. The fireplace wood has very visible grains, while the crown molding does not have them.
3. Craftsman Kitchen with Simple and Practical Solid Wood Crown Molding
Again and again, we say that craftsman crown molding is all about simplicity and function. That is why it is very reasonable that we will not find any fancy profiles in it most of the time.
If, for instance, the main reason why you want to add crown molding is that you want to cover the edge between the walls and ceiling, such as when there are some flaws found, then stick in it as the main purpose without having to think that the trim must look highly decorative. Please remember that simplicity is always an important value when it comes to craftsman-style interior trim.
You can see the choice of solid wood crown molding in the picture of a craftsman kitchen above. The way the designer kept the visual of this interior element simple is what you must get inspired from.
The way is by giving the crown molding and other trims in the interior a rich wood finish that does not cover its natural appearance. There is no further information about whether or not the coat is the same as the ones used on the cabinets, window, door, and the floor. Although so, we are sure that you also agree that all of them have a coordinating visual.
We want you to notice from this design example the relation between the crown molding and the window casing. In this design, both are not connected directly since there is a tiny gap between them.
The interesting thing is that both of them look good together because of their simplicity and the same width. Besides, the simple look also helps build up a more modern and casual atmosphere in the kitchen area.
4. Small Crown Molding to Match Windows with Crown-Style Trim
We already mentioned a bit that some windows also get crown-style trim. If it is the one you have in your house, it is better to choose small crown molding instead of others.
This option can prevent the craftsman interior from losing its simplicity. Besides, it can avoid some clashing with the top part of the window that can finally make the interior look exaggerated.
The living room design in the picture above has the example that you should take a look at. As you can see, both of the windows shown in it have crown-style trim.
If you look closely, the lower window trim can still look good, being connected to become a single unity with the panel molding on the wall. Although so, the upper part cannot get the same design because the protruding part of the trim cannot fit perfectly with the crown molding.
That is why, in this case, we suggest you pick small crown molding. Something like this allows a small gap between the window trim and the molding to existing.
5. Exposed Beams and Crown Molding for Craftsman Interior
The existence of exposed beams is another special characteristic that is often found in a craftsman design. One thing that you should know is that it can help in creating an interior with crown molding.
The reason why we said so is that you can make both of the exposed beams and crown molding to be connected and form a single unity. An example of this exists in the picture of the dining room above.
As you can see in the ceiling design, every end of the exposed beams is connected to the crown molding. Both of these elements also have the same white color.
We love this white color because it is also the same as the hue used on the other interior trims in the room, including the wide door trim, panel molding, and baseboard. It is even the same as the tone used on the built-in cabinets.
We say that it is a good thing because white is a neutral color. It makes it easier to include other room tones, such as for furniture or wall paint.
6. Craftsman Crown Moldings to Cover the Space between Kitchen Cabinets and Ceiling
This next crown molding type is the one that you can use in the kitchen area. It is none other but a custom molding created to cover the gap between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling.
A crown molding like this is usually suitable to choose when you have rather tall kitchen cabinets to gain more storage space to store your items. Furniture like this usually leaves only a small gap between it and the ceiling.
Leaving the space uncovered will only create an awkward visual in the kitchen design. That is the reason why installing a custom crown molding to cover the gap is the best solution to pick.
Please take a look at the picture of the kitchen above. The simplicity of the choices of trim used here fits the craftsman style the most. As you can see, there is only baseboard and door trim found in this design.
There is also a crown molding used on the very top part of the cabinets. It connects the furniture with the ceiling above it. Other than the location above the cabinets, there is no other crown molding found in the open kitchen area.
7. Coordinating Look between Craftsman Crown Molding, Window Casing, and Baseboard
If you do not know about what to do with the crown molding, there is a suggestion you can do. It is by making this interior element to have a coordinating look with other trims you include in the craftsman design.
Certainly, this idea must be started with choosing the crown molding itself. To avoid getting confused, you need to choose something simple and small since it is always the best for the interior style.
The next thing to do is choose a stain color that you love, or the one you think matches the color scheme in the interior. You will use this tone to color all the interior trim types, including the crown molding. As a result, you will get a stunning coordinating look.
The picture of a craftsman interior above is an example that you can see. Here, other than the crown molding, there are also window casing and baseboard.
Like the idea that we just mentioned, all of these elements get the same appearance because of the dark stain. It gets even better because the stain color even looks compatible with the hardwood floor tone.
8. The Combination of Tapered Posts, Exposed Beam, and Crown Molding in a Craftsman Entry
The idea of staining the crown molding is also applicable when you want to build an ultimate and complex craftsman design. While, of course, you can choose the crown molding that will meet the characteristic of the interior style, you can also pair it with other elements that picture how craftsman design looks like.
To make everything simpler for you, you can take a look at the inspirational entry picture above. First, let us talk about the type of crown used here. It looks very simple, and it is just perfect for the craftsman entry.
Another thing that catches our attention is how the crown molding gets the same tone as other interior trim used in the interior area. It even looks highly similar to other wooden items in there.
This craftsman entry is very complex. Other than the simple crown molding, there are many different elements that you should consider, including the house if you choose the same design styling.
The one that is connected directly to the crown molding is the exposed beam. Together with the tapered posts, which is another craftsman detail we can see here, it creates a kind of gate that separates the entry from the areas next to it.
9. Tiny Crown Molding for Craftsman Interior
Do you think that you do not need any crown molding in your craftsman interior, but at the same time, you still consider covering the meeting point between the walls and the ceiling? If yes, the best solution to pick seems to be tiny crown molding as used in the family room in the picture.
Something like this looks very simple and will not catch too much attention in the interior. Although so, it can still serve its function as a crown molding excellently, including the fact that it separates the different colors of the wall and the ceiling.
A tiny crown molding like this shows the ultimate simplicity. That is why it can also be an excellent choice to pick when you want your craftsman interior to feel more modern.
10. Modern Craftsman Bedroom with Simple Crown Molding
Here is an example of a modern-craftsman interior that uses simple-looking crown molding. The simplicity of this trim, as well as the baseboard and door casing, meets the modern theme applied to the room.
We love how the crown molding separates the ceiling and walls without affecting the fact that both tones look good together. It creates a sense of dimension in this modern bedroom gets even clearer.
Other than the crown molding’s simplicity, it would be best if you also considered the other trim in the interior. It is not merely about how those elements have a similar or even the same simple design as the crown molding.
It is also about the fact that modern interior usually uses less interior trim than the more traditional styles. It seems to be the reason why in the modern bedroom above, we only find baseboard, door trim, and crown molding.
11. Crown Molding and Vanities with Coordinating Visual in a Craftsman Bathroom
Crown molding is an element that you can also add in your craftsman bathroom design. In this case, there are quite a lot of design variations that you can choose.
For example, you can take a look at the picture of the craftsman bathroom above. From it, you can find a choice of crown molding that can create a fascinating appearance in the interior.
The option chosen by the designer of this interior is a crown molding that is not only the same as other trims in the bathroom. If you look closely, the visual also looks like the crown molding is very similar to the mahogany vanities. An idea like this is suitable for creating a coordinating and uniform look.
12. Craftsman Entry with Custom Mudroom Bench and Crown Molding
An easy way to choose the right crown molding for your craftsman interior is by looking at other house elements. It is not limited only in the styling but also in color.
The entry with the mudroom above is an excellent example that we want to show you. As the main topic of this post, let us take a look at the crown molding first.
Again and again, we can see how simple this interior detail looks. Interestingly, its visual is very similar to other elements that you can see in the same entry area, particularly the solid doors.
Another similarity is located in color applied for the crown molding. It is the same with the white tone used in other items, including the doors, windows, custom bench, panel molding, and trim.
13. Dark Crown Molding for a Contrast Visual in a Craftsman Interior
Simplicity is a thing that you can obtain for the craftsman crown molding by using dark colors too. Something like this can also create a contrasting view that can make your house looks even more fascinating.
An attractive option that we suggest you choose is a dark stain for wooden crown molding. It will give not only the dark tone but also elegance to boost the visual in the interior design.
The dining room pictured above shows exactly what we want to see from this idea. The crown molding and other trim in this design get a dark stain that even matches the dining table set.
14. Beautiful Craftsman Interior with Stained Wood Crown Molding
Here is another example of stained crown molding that will look the best in a craftsman interior. Unlike the one we talk about in the previous idea, this one has a lighter orangey color. Although so, you can see yourself that it can still create stunning beauty in the open living room area.
We love the most about this stained crown molding is how it looks matching with the tan wall paint. It even looks compatible with the stained hardwood floor.
15. Stained-Wood Crown Molding and Window Casing in a White Craftsman Kitchen
To close the list of inspirations that we give you in this post, we want you to look at this other example of stained wood crown molding. This craftsman interior element has a coordinating look with the window casing as well as the hardwood floor.
An interesting thing that we find in this design is that the picture seems to prove that the crown molding should not always have a uniform visual with the kitchen cabinets. As shown in the image, it gets white cabinets as the match. The combinations can still create a fascinating look without losing the simplicity of the craftsman style.
Those are the 15 fascinating craftsman style crown molding ideas that we can share with you. You can use them as sources of inspiration to do your next project, whether you want to update the interior or build a new residence.
From all the explanations that we have shared with you above, you may notice that we mentioned the crown molding’s simplicity repeatedly. Well, it is something crucial in the interior style that we discuss here.
Moreover, the fact is that craftsman design does not usually include crown molding but other types of trim through the interior. It is reasonable then if the simplest form of the upper trim is the most suitable design.
As for the material, any choices are possible to choose from. We cannot deny that quite a lot of craftsman style interiors use wood for the crown molding. Many even carefully pick the wooden appearance to match the other items placed in the room, such as furniture. Sometimes, the material chosen is even the same or at least highly similar.
About the color, again, you must refer to the main idea of craftsman crown molding. That is why, when you see all the examples, the choices are mostly white or wood color.