15 Stylish Wall Molding Patterns for Modern Spaces

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : April 22nd, 2024

In recent years, wall molding has been evolving so much and seems to have regained its popularity. 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 were 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 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 impact.

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 Patterns for Modern Homes


Chevron wall pattern

This is one of our choice that we often use 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 additional decoration as it already looks amazing.

Modern Geometric Shapes

Modern geometric-shaped wall

This accent wall not only looks awesome because of 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 an artistic yet aesthetic visual appearance.

Simple Vertical Pattern

Simple vertical-style wall

In most modern styles of decor, simplicity and minimalism become the keys 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 make but still brings a gorgeous visual result.

Another advantage of using this simple option is that you can still use the paneling to display some artwork and 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

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 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

Random artistic vertical lines

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

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

Random Square Wall

Artistic random square wall

Abstract 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

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

The large diamond 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

This is a similar concept to the previous one but in a bit different shapes. The hexagonal pattern brings a bit of complexity to make a glam and interesting look.

To boost it further, we use dark red paint color for additional luxury and velvet looks.

Random Geometric Shapes

Simple modern geometric shape

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

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

Vertical and Diagonal Lines

Vertical and diagonal line 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 those who don’t like any boring, repetitive ones.

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 pattern

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

Thus, it will not only work in a modern style but also work well in an 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 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 of adding some depth and texture to avoid a boring and monotonous look.

Modern Board and Batten Style Wall

Board and batten style wall

The board and batten is a timeless pattern that never goes out of style. However, some people may think that this is better suited for classical homes rather than for 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

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

Again, color selection will play a big role in these kinds of patterns, so you may need to carefully select it to achieve the desired look.

Stylish Modern Geometric Lines

Stylish geometric lines

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

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