15 Modern Wall Molding Pattern Ideas (Stylish and Trendy Design)

Use these awesome molding ideas to create a stunning visual interest for your modern interior. Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : October 22nd, 2023

In recent years, wall molding has been evolving so much and seems to regain its popularity. And today, you can see a lot of designers and homeowners take advantage of the beautiful trim works to take their home decor to the next level.

Wall molding not only will add some depth and 3d visual looks to your wall, but it can also be a great way to accentuate and make any blank, empty wall much more interesting.

Decades ago, trim works like wainscoting, baseboard, chair rail or wood trim only associated with classical or traditional decor, but today, you can also incorporate it inside any room with a modern approach. The one important thing that distinguishes classical molding from a modern one is the pattern.

For modern decor, it’s important to keep the pattern as simple as possible, but still, bring a lot of visual impacts.

If you are looking for some ideas and inspiration to create your own modern wall molding, you are in the right place. Here we will share with you some of our designer’s work that you can easily replicate and apply to your home. Enjoy!

15 Best Wall Molding Pattern for Modern Home


Wall molding with chevron pattern
Chevron wall pattern

This is one of our favorite patterns that we often used in our projects. The chevron pattern looks unique and with a bit of artistic touch, can instantly bring a big impact wherever it’s used.

With these kinds of visual appearance, you don’t need to put any wall decoration as it already looks amazing.

Modern Geometric Shapes

Modern geometric shaped wall
Modern geometric shaped wall

This accent wall not only looks awesome because the modern geometric pattern, but the color combination also plays an important role.

In this design, we use a soft, soothing combo : cream and sage, resulting in a artistic yet aesthetic visual appearances.

Simple Vertical Pattern

Simple vertical-style wall molding
Simple vertical-style wall pattern

In most modern style decor, simplicity and minimalism become the key to achieving the best result. Thus, if you still need some simple trim ideas to polish up your space, then you can go with this simple vertical style molding.

This kind of pattern is very easy to be made but still brings a gorgeous visual result.

Another advantage of using this simple pattern is that you can still use the wall paneling to display some artworks and wall decoration items. Furthermore, it can create visual illusions that make the room feel taller, thus it can be very beneficial for any room with a very low ceiling.

Half Wall Vertical

Half-wall vertical molding
Half-wall vertical molding

The concept of this wall trim is very similar to the previous one, but instead of making it all the way up to the ceiling, it’s only made on half or 3/4 the height of the wall. It’s like a chair rail or baseboard, but just a bit higher.

This way, you can still get a plain wall space above the trim work that may be needed for something else, such as wall decor, shelves, or even a window.

To get the best result, add some led or sting light at the top of the molding to make dramatic transition effects between the molding and the wall above it.

Artistic Vertical Lines

Wall with random artistic vertical lines
Wall with random artistic vertical lines

Another vertical pattern, but rather than a uniform lines, we creates some randomness to creates an artistic and aesthetic twist.

Finished in bold dark gray color, this wall pattern will be a perfect choice for accent wall inside modern contemporary style interior design.

Random Square Wall

Artistic random square wall molding pattern
Artistic random square wall

Abstract pattern is very popular in modern-contemporary style decor, as it can bring an amazing artistic touch to create glam and luxurious looks.

You can apply the same principle to your blank wall by creating an abstract square molding like the example above.

Actually, it’s quite simple and easy to make, but you need to be creative and play with your imagination to create a perfect one. Use different thicknesses for each square to create stunning layered looks.

Large Diamond Pattern

Large diamond wall molding pattern
Large diamond wall

The diamond pattern is quite popular, but we like a different approach rather than the typical one: make it larger.

The large diamond pattern looks amazing to create a strong visual statement and will easily attract everyone’s eyes.

For this kind of pattern, you don’t need to use bold or strong colors to finish the molding, as it can still stand out even with plain white finishes.

Large Hexagonal Pattern

Velvet dark red hexagonal wall pattern
Velvet dark red hexagonal wall pattern

This is a similar concept with the previous one, but in a bit different shapes. The hexagonal pattern bring a bit of complexity to make the wall looks glam and interesting.

To boost it further, we painted the wall with dark red paint color for additional luxury and velvet looks.

Random Geometric Shapes

Simple modern wall with geometric shape
Simple modern geometric shape

For an ultra modern, high tech style interior, you can try using this one. The random geometric shape bring the futuristic touch to your home design, and can be a great focal point to capture everyone’s attention.

To keep it simple, we painted this wall with pure white paint, but you can also play with any other colorful choices.

Vertical and Diagonal Lines

Vertical and diagonal lines pattern
Vertical and diagonal lines pattern

This is another great pattern that can bring an artistic look to your home.

The combination of straight vertical lines and diagonal lines creates a unique look that makes this pattern much more interesting than any typical one, especially for you who don’t like any boring, repetitive pattern for your wall.

To create a bigger impact, combine it with strong or vibrant colors, like the dark sage that we used in the above example.

Bond Style Rectangle

Bond-style rectangular wall molding
Bond-style rectangular wall pattern

This wall will remind you of the simple exposed brick wall, but in a more sleek and modern look.

Thus, it will not only work in a modern style but also works well in industrial or unfinished decor style.

To add some depth and 3d visual effects, you can set the different thicknesses of the rectangular molding.

Simple Square Pattern

Simple square wall molding
Simple square wall pattern

As we already said before, in some cases, simplicity can be the best option.

For example, if you are planning to paint the accent wall with bold and strong colors, then a simple molding like this square pattern can be a perfect choice for you.

This way, the strong colors will become the main focal point while the molding does its job to add some depth and texture to avoid the wall looks boring.

Modern Board and Batten Style Wall

Modern board and batten style wall
Board and batten style wall

Board and batten pattern is a timeless pattern that never goes out of style. However, some people may thinks that this pattern is better suited for classical home rather than for a modern ones.

To solve this, all you have to do is use a bigger pattern and paint the molding with modern paint colors such as dark gray or navy.

Diamond Pattern

Diamond pattern wall
Diamond pattern wall

Another classic pattern that still can be used in a modern interior. The geometric diamond pattern will easily turn any boring room becomes much more alive.

Again, color selection will play a big role in these kind of pattern, so you may need to carefully select it in order to achieve a desired looks.

Stylish Modern Geometric Lines

Stylish modern wall with geometric lines
Stylish modern wall with geometric lines

This wall is actually quite simple, where we add some diagonal geometric wall pattern and painted it with black to make it stand out.

To finish it up, we use different gray shades to paint each different section of the wall, creating a gorgeous monochromatic feels that will fit into any modern style interior.