CommunityCathedral Ceiling Trim

Cathedral Ceiling Trim

In our ranch-style home, we have a great room with cathedral ceilings. Can they be fitted with crown molding?

The Money Pit Answer

Probably not. Crown molding is made to trim rooms with ceilings that meet walls at a 90-degree angle, and cathedral ceilings sit well outside of that span. You could apply a one-inch trim molding, but I actually recommend skipping ceiling-line trim altogether, since it tends to frame a room in and make it appear smaller.
Instead, reserve the decorative molding for the windows and doors in this room─that way, you'll add nice, personalized detailing without shrinking your great room's cathedral ceiling.