Maybe the roof is the last part you look at when you get to a house, isn’t it? But the planning of this area during the construction phase is very important, especially when there is a need to add a plaster molding. But, do you know what it is for and what are the different models you can join?

What is plaster molding for?

The plaster molding basically works as a ceiling lining. In the case of houses and buildings, it is essential to cover the pipes and wires from the upper floor that run through the residence, thus, in addition to the mess, it also ends up being used to sophisticatedly decorate the division between the walls and the ceiling.

Image 1: This hallway features a ceiling with recessed lighting in two ways.

Hallway with wooden doors, carpet and pictures on the walls.

Picture 2: The dining room is one of the preferred rooms to add more than one type of lighting.

Room decorated with futuristic chandelier and paintings.

Image 3: On the other hand, the room is an intimate environment and, in cases where there is a door that guarantees good lighting, it is not necessary to have many light spots.

TV room with white curtains and recessed lighting.

Image 4: In this model there is a kind of frame on the ceiling with the center of the same color as the walls.

Comfortable with recessed lighting close to the walls.

Image 5: This example shows a slightly thicker, classic plaster frame that matches the room’s decor.

Ceiling with thick edges and frames on the walls.

Image 6: The kitchen has a ceiling with decorated plaster molding and joins the recessed lighting with the chandelier.

Designed kitchen ceiling with chandelier.

Image 7: But if you’re looking for an exotic molding model, bet on the open vertical strips that are lit up.

Room decorated in gray and black with white coffee table.

Image 8: This plaster molding houses different models and sizes of illuminated spots.

Spacious room with rug and mirrored coffee table.

Image 9: The bedroom is a place that needs more intimate lighting, so using the open molding is an excellent option.

Double room decorated in neutral colors.

Image 10: On the other hand, the kitchen should be the brightest spot in the house, so it’s worth investing in a multi-opening molding.

Black and white kitchen.

Image 11: This decorated kitchen features the traditional and delicate model with only one frame dividing the walls and ceiling.

Small kitchen with navy blue furniture.

Image 12: If your house has a wall covering that deserves to be highlighted, it is worth taking advantage of light points closer to it.

Room with two texture walls and dark sofa.

Image 13: As in the previous example, this decorated dining room has more openings in the plaster molding near the highlighted wall.

Dining room with walls to match the curtains.

Image 14: Recessed lighting, open molding section and chandelier: all together used in a planned way.

Dining room with mirrors and decorative items.

Decorated plaster molding

The evolution of architecture has allowed us to be daring in creativity when it comes to decoration, including the ceiling. Although the most common model is that tiny corner of partition between the walls and the ceiling in a delicate way, there are still other models that can take care of a large part of the plaster structure, making your room more sophisticated and modern.

The perfect place to abuse creativity is the living room, as it is a room that offers greater freedom in lighting, this is also the preferred space for visitors. As a result, your ceiling will get the attention it deserves.

Image 15: This plaster molding has a delicate design that highlights the luster.

Large white room with plaster designs on the ceiling.

Image 16: A small room integrated with the dining room has a wave-shaped ceiling opening with blue lighting.

Room with textured wall, light gray sofa and decorative pillows.

Image 17: This plaster molding model is perfect for highlighting the room’s chandelier.

White room with brown texture and curtain wall.

Image 18: It is also possible to create layers of plaster to provide differentiated lighting in TV rooms.

Living room with two cream-colored sofas, rug, coffee table and nude curtains.

Image 19: As in the previous example, this ceiling is also made in layers, which offers even more modernity to the room.

Dark room with large frame.

Image 20: This model features kinds of recessed squares and rectangles with recessed lighting.

Large living room with minimalist decor.

Image 21: Placing geometric shapes on the plaster ceiling offers a sense of futuristic ambience and depth.

Ceiling with recessed geometric shapes and fan.

Image 22: Decorating a plaster molding is a simple way to give a new face to an undervalued space, such as a hallway.

Hallway with neutral colored walls and white doors.

Image 23: But if you want to use this feature only for decoration, it’s worth using it as a trick to hide the curtain rod.

Balcony door with gray walls and curtain.

Image 24: Putting different lighting colors is also a great idea to make the environment more exotic and unique.

Ceiling with white, blue and yellow lighting.

Image 25: On the other hand, a more neutral and minimalist environment uses recessed lighting features in conjunction with a chandelier.

Simple, minimalist room with mirror and chandelier.

Image 26: Abusing creativity in the design of the ceiling will be a great differential in the perception of visitors.

Ceiling with figures and yellow walls.

Image 27: For those who have plaster moldings with deeper openings, it’s worth painting them from the inside to match the rest of the decor.

Large room with plaster square ceiling.

Image 28: Even without built-in lighting, this model shows how it is possible to make a striking design on the ceiling with plaster.

Ceiling drawn with chandelier on the dining table.

Image 29: This large room brings together two colors and three lighting models.

Modern living room with mirrored coffee table.

Inverted plaster molding

Characteristic of modern and sophisticated environments, the recessed crown molding is an excellent option to give the impression of a recessed ceiling. What you might not know is that this crown molding model is known in the architectural world as an inverted crown molding. There are also two other models for you to choose the one that best fits your home, but we’ll talk about them later.

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Image 30: The use of plaster molding is not necessarily exclusive to the construction of houses and apartments.

Shoe and handbag store.

Image 31: Even the bathroom can carry lighting features offered by plaster molding.

Bathroom with closed molding and black sink.

Image 32: How about using that lowered area to house the suspended lamps?

Ceiling with three black suspended lamps.

Image 33: On the other hand, the inverted crown molding can also be the perfect place for smaller and more delicate lighting.

Room with balcony and lowered ceiling.

Image 34: In this case, the recessed molding also served to delimit the integrated room, being just above the TV room.

TV room with recessed plaster molding and recessed lighting.

Image 35: It is not necessary to have the entire room with a lowered ceiling, with planning, it is possible to choose only the center of the room.

Recessed plaster molding in the kitchen island area.

Image 36: This feature was used in order to unite the bench with the wall and the ceiling, the tip here is to use the furniture of the same color as the wall and ceiling.

American kitchen with recessed lighting in plaster molding

Image 37: As in the previous example, this kitchen has a recessed plaster molding area just above the counter.

Recessed plaster molding just above the counter.

Image 38: The corridor that follows the stairs was chosen to place the inverted crown molding and, therefore, also serve as decoration.

Hallway with recessed lighting.

Image 39: On the other hand, why not use the feature inside a double room?

Lighting embedded in the plaster molding that also forms a TV panel.

Image 40: The plaster frame almost follows the shape of the bed and still serves as a decorative item.

White room with plaster molding and lamp in the same color.

Image 41: In addition, the recessed crown molding can go hand in hand with the drawn one, as there is the possibility of using them together.

Double bedroom with decorated plaster molding.

Image 42: This kitchen integrated with the dining room used the use of different layers and sizes of plaster molding.

Kitchen with plaster molding in recessed layers.

Image 43: The middle of the sunken area was the perfect place to house the light fixtures suspended above the kitchen island.

Kitchen with recessed plaster molding forming a hollow rectangle.

Plaster molding with recessed lighting

One of the biggest successes and synonyms of modernity in houses or apartments of any size is the recessed lighting. Therefore, if you want to be part of a sophisticated group, it is necessary to use the plaster molding feature. It is what allows you to place an LED lighting so that all the wires are hidden and that only the illuminated square on the ceiling appears.

Image 44: This living room has four vertical openings with recessed lighting.

Living room with strips of lighting in plaster molding.

Image 45: This bathroom chose to add small recessed lighting points next to the mirror.

White bathroom with brown details.

Image 46: In a room that looks like a movie theater, there’s nothing more interesting than putting exotic lights to contribute to the mood.

TV room with bar with blue lighting embedded in plaster molding.

Image 47: In addition to suspended lighting, this small room has a large open area for lighting in the center of the room.

Room with large space in the plaster molding for lighting.

Image 48: On the other hand, if you want less light it is possible to place few points of light.

Small room with small points of light in the plaster molding.

Image 49: Placing the lighting only on the edges of the room reduces the brightness and offers more comfort to the environment.

TV and dining rooms with plaster molding.

Image 50: This small room has more lighting points above the sofa so that there is no reflection on the TV.

Plaster molding with chandelier and recessed lighting.

Image 51: It’s not because you have a modern environment with built-in lighting features that you can’t also opt for the traditional lampshade.

Plaster molding with two layers.

Image 52: The feature of lighting focused on a wall can also be used in the bedroom.

Plaster molding with lighting next to the decorated wall.

Picture 53: This single double room has lighting not only on the ceiling, but also on the wall under the photo frame.

Room with TV panel, paintings and curtain.

Image 54: A room that has a large window that ensures a good amount of light does not need to focus too much effort on the built-in light.

Double bedroom with recessed ceiling lighting and lamps suspended beside the bed.

Image 55: In large integrated areas it is worthwhile to use few lighting resources but that serve all rooms.

Large room with light openings in the plaster molding.

Image 56: The office is also one of the places that most need to be planned in terms of lighting.

Office with two tables and pictures on the wall.

Image 57: This bathroom has several types of lighting, even forming a kind of frame around the mirror.

Bathroom with plaster molding and recessed lighting.

Plaster molding with chandelier

If you are looking for a contemporary architecture with recessed lighting but see the need for targeted or decorative lighting in some parts of the house, no problem, the plaster molding is able to accommodate all your tastes and desires.

There is no need to worry about the weight of the chandelier, after all, plaster is a highly resistant material and perfect for carrying your decorative item.

Image 58: This dining room has a few decorated plaster details so the focus is only on the chandelier.

Dining room decorated with paintings and chandelier.

Image 59: A dining room with three lamps on the table.

Minimalist room with three lamps suspended under the table.

Image 60: On the other hand, in this example there is a subtle and unobtrusive combination of the recessed LED lighting with the chandelier on the dining table.

Dining room with air conditioning, mirror and light fixtures.

Image 61: In integrated environments it is worth using this feature to highlight an area.

Integrated rooms decorated in neutral colors.

Image 62: Even though it is not the main lighting point, the chandelier can also only serve as a decorative item.

Dining room with ceiling with inverted crown molding.

Image 63: Definitely, the dining room is the preferred place to combine the chandelier with the plaster molding.

Reclining ceiling with chandelier.

Image 64: It is possible to notice in this example the care and perfection of the plaster work during the change of the room structure in the window.

Chandelier base drawn with molding plaster.

Image 65: Why not add a chandelier to an already designed plaster ceiling?

Dining room with decorated ceiling.

Image 66: In larger dining rooms, plaster moldings can also house up to more than one chandelier in order to illuminate the entire table.

Nude dining room with chandeliers and recessed ceiling lighting.

Image 67: The residents of this room have chosen to place the chandelier on the bed.

Double bedroom with chandelier above the bed.

Image 68: If the intention is to unite a discreet decoration with lighting directed at the dining table, it is worth using smaller luminaires and different formats.

Plaster molding with four suspended luminaires.

Image 69: This integrated environment has table lamps and a plaster molding space with LED lighting.

Dining room integrated with the living room with chandeliers.

Image 70: In addition to the decorative chandelier, the environment is also demarcated by details on the plaster ceiling.

Dining room with mirrored wall and chandelier.

Image 71: But if you’re looking for targeted lighting, you can bet on suspended lighting fixtures.

Comfortable with black furniture and directed lamps.

Types of molding

First, you need to choose which type of crown molding you want, in addition to the inverted crown molding option already presented, there are two other options: closed and open.

Closed molding

Closed plaster molding is the most common, it is one that does not have any type of opening and serves only as a meeting point between the walls and the ceiling. In this model, lighting is only done directly through the use of spots.

Open molding

On the other hand, the open molding is perfect for houses with a modern style that want to have indirect lighting, that is, that which reflects on the ceiling itself before lighting the room. This option has an open space and is more used in more intimate rooms such as the living room and bedroom.

Picture 72: This small double room uses the open type plaster molding feature.

Double bedroom with lighting inside the plaster molding.

Image 73: Just like the previous example, in addition to the lighting spaces, this model still has small built-in LED lamps.

Simple double bedroom with plaster ceiling.

Image 74: The bathroom can also have a ceiling made of plaster, in this case the closed model was used.

Bathroom with closed molding.

Image 75: On the other hand, this bathroom has a recessed part in order to ensure greater lighting in the mirror.

Bathroom with two spotlights.

Image 76: This kitchen has a closed molding with recessed lighting.

Small kitchen with plaster molding.

Image 77: Closed plaster molding with suspended lighting on the kitchen counter.

Gray and white kitchen with recessed lighting.

Image 78: TV room with several openings in the ceiling for recessed lighting.

TV room with plaster molding and chandelier.

Image 79: This room model also comes with built-in lighting on the shelves.

Room with white wall panel with dark shelves.

Image 80: Finally, this plaster molding features built-in LED lighting.

All-glass white room with recessed lighting.

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