5 Best Rustic Crown Molding Ideas that Doesn’t Look Outdated in 2024

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

Most people think that crown molding is outdated, but the truth is that this feature is still pretty useful and can be a great solution to add a more classical or elegant touch to the room. Some research showed that using crown molding can help increase a home’s appraisal value, and that’s absolutely great return on investment since this elements is quite cheap and affordable.

But when it comes to rustic style, that’s a little bit tricky rather than any other style. For other styles such as classic, or even contemporary or modern ones, you can easily buy any ready-to-install crown molding. But for rustic style decor, it’s very difficult to find a decorative crown molding that will fit perfectly into this style.

The perfect rustic crown molding should be made using wood, and that’s why it’s difficult to find fabricated ones since other decor styles can use any materials such as PVC, Polyurethane, Gypsum, or other engineered materials that are easy to mass-produce.

That’s the reason why for rustic-style homes, most homeowners order custom crown molding from the carpenter or even make it themself.

If you are planning to add a rustic charms to your interiors, then here we share some rustic crown molding that we already made for our interior design project to give you some ideas and inspirations, here they are :

1. Simple Rustic Crown Molding using Old Wood Board

This crown molding is very simple yet still looks beautiful and natural, and it’s perfect to wrap up any rustic interior decoration. Using just a single wood board without the addition of any other elements or shapes, this kind of molding can be created easily by anyone with some basic woodworking skills.

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The key to creating this kind of molding is by choosing the right wood board that will match your room decor style. So you should carefully choose the wood with perfect texture, grain, and color.


2. Retro Elegant Crown Molding

Using dark-aged wood is perfect for creating a retro and antique-style crown molding that still looks elegant, such as this one. The aged wood makes the crown molding bring rich and bold looks that are great for creating a timeless room decor.


3. Gray Rustic Farmhouse Crown Molding

Using a gray-colored wood texture is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to have a rustic touch in a more soft and calm ambient, and since it’s the main purpose for this bedroom project, we created the crown molding using gray oak wood.

This simple crown molding can be a delicate addition to lifting up the overall room decor.


4. Black Wooden Decorative Crown Molding

If you want to add a more elegant touch to your room using crown molding, creating the ones with black wood can be a perfect choice for you.

The dark black wood finish creates an elegant and luxurious ambiance, yet still, brings some rustic vibe. This kind of wall molding works best when combined with a white wall and/or white ceiling.


5. Classic Stylish Crown Molding

Combining a rustic with a classic style can produce a beautiful look, such as this crown molding which we created using dark brown aged wood and shaped with a touch of classical style.

This kind of molding can be used in a variety of room decor styles, from rustic to classic or even vintage/farmhouse-style decor.