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A traditional home

When decorating a traditional home where the emphasis is on creating a classic look, combine a muted decorating scheme with elements that transform rooms from plain to downright interesting.


Applying moulding and trim painted in a white to walls to create a classic look. A chair or dado rail sited halfway up a wall - with bottom and top wall section painted in muted tones - and trim frames on the bottom section adds architectural features that are normally incorporated into a traditional home. Installing trim and panels is fairly easy to do yourself with the right tools and materials.

You will need:

Compound Mitre saw, mitre saw or mitre box and backsaw - Trim and moulding strips in various styles - you will find quite a wide selection at your local Builders Warehouse - Pattex No More Nails





Top and bottom mouldings are added to build up the decorative effect.

SupaWood comes in 3, 6, 9 and 12mm thicknesses. It's easy to have everything cut to the right size and glue together the boards to create raised panels. The panels are installed between the skirting and chair rail.

Finish off moulding and trim with satin or sheen paint or clear polyurethane finish and you can easily clean with a sponge and soapy water.