Crown molding is the pinnacle of a classy room. A properly installed crown molding can catch the attention of a very decor conscious person, and change their perception. A crown molding ledge takes that class and gives it a new medium. USe the ledge to display photos or trophies, and the crown molding will do most of the showcasing work for you.
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Traditional Versatile Floating Shelf Ledge
What we like: Multiple size options
Not great for: Wide items
This single traditional floating shelf with authentic mold ridges and taper that goes from the wide shelf to the narrow base adds stylish lines and a classic nuance. Available in six widths, you can choose a size that suits your wall.
Floating crown molding shelving can work as wall decor due to having a flat side that rests flush against the wall. The stacked ridges on the outer layer add texture and dimension mixed with a vintage Victorian vibe. And shelving in different sizes makes a fun visual aesthetic you can reconfigure for different looks and storage solutions.
What Users Say:
Sturdy and well made! Good for pictures and small objects. Wouldn’t put anything too heavy on it though!
Thick Victorian Crown Molding Floating Shelf
The most classic and well-known type of crown molding floating shelf is the tall, thick Victorian type. Smooth siding paired with sharp concave edging creates an even balance that softly stands out.
Tall Victorian crown molding shelves can be bought individually, in pairs, or larger sets. For a monochromatic finish, combine white crown molding shelves with black and white photos. Add a small splash of one color for the color to pop.
Extra long Arched Molding Shelf Mantel With Geometric Shaping
Originally built to outline fireplaces is the extra-long molding shelf. These types can look fantastic on your regular living room walls above a sofa. You are not required to own a fireplace to use these types of shelves, though placing this type on top of a fireplace is stunning.
The boxier geometric shaping of these shelves settles nicely into traditional and modern décor. Add glass-contained candles for a glamorous and glitzy extravagance, or two identical decorative bowls for picture-perfect symmetry.
Metal and Wood Farmhouse Crown Molding Shelves
One of the most unique types of crown molding shelves are ones mixed with other materials besides just wood. Classic crown molding with metal and wood mixtures lend a hand in farmhouse décor.
Add a mixed material crown molding shelf to a kitchen, entryway, or living room. If your shelf is thick enough, you can place a glass mason jar on it and fill it with your favorite aromatic flowers.
Fancy Multi patterned Shelf Moulding With Egg and Dart Style
These types would classify as your grandeur crown molding shelves. They are sculpted using multiple types of patterns within one thick and largely built shelf.
Their heavy appearance makes them the perfect match for the Mediterranean décor style. Pair these multi-patterned shelf mouldings with a high wingback tufted leather chair for a classic exuberance.
Dentil patterned Shelf Molding Mantel
Shelf molding with dentil patterns has a more masculine sense to them. The small rectangular dentil-patterned pieces are either situated upright, to emphasize the height of the shelf, or horizontally, for a braided wrap-around image.
Let the dentil pattern speak for itself with the lack of décor pieces. You can also use this type as an elegant display shelf around the top of a room.
Flat Ornate patterned Ledge Molding
One Allium Way®
These flat ornate-patterned ledge molding shelves are subtle in molding. Most of their energy is placed in their accented siding which prevents your shelf from looking too classic.
This type of crown molding shelf is perfect for someone who finds pleasure in the classics but also doesn’t want to go overboard. Vintage, antique, or farmhouse décor styles pair magnificently with this type of subtle shelf.
Bumpy Crown Molding Shelf With Key Hooks
A bumpy crown molding shelf gives a wall a playful and cheery attitude. These key hook molding shelves couple perfectly in entrances, kitchens, and craft rooms. Select one with an attached corkboard or chalkboard for your kid’s room.
If you are not looking for all the bells and whistles that come with bumpy bubbly crown molding, then you can pick one with the shelf alone. This type of molding shelf is narrower, so they are more ideal for smaller or thinner decorative items.
Crown Molding Floating Shelves
What we like: Primed for color customization
Not great for: More than 5lb weight
This single white floating shelf comes in three-width options with authentic crown molding details. The tapered design goes from a wide frame to a shorter low cap with notches that accents the multiple molding lines.
While crown molding shelves are typically historical in style, they can make great versatile pieces for any decor. And having a simple primer finish gives you a chance to get a finish - paint, stain, gloss, distressed, or patterned - unique to your tastes. The vintage style can look great in any room or environment, even as outdoor decor.
What Users Say:
Beautiful shelf. This shelf is good quality and strong.
Beaded Crown Molding Floating Shelf With Corbels
Red Barrel Studio®
Beading on any furniture is elegant, especially when it is arranged on a crown molding floating shelf. Hang your beaded crown molding shelves on full display in your formal, office, bedroom, or living room.
For soft elegance, find beaded arrangements that blend into the finish of the shelf. Shiny silver or gold beading on a white or black finished shelf will fine-tune focus on the design elements of the shelf itself.
Mirror and Shelf Molding With Concave Scotia Shaping
This type of shelf molding does a great job at using negative space for its design style. Shelf molding techniques that jut inward and then back outward capture your attention immediately.
You can purchase concave crown molding shelves by themselves or paired with a lovely mirror to set in your entryway or bathroom. Their versatile design lets you place any décor piece on top without stealing the shelfs’ spotlight.
Crown Molding Wall Shelf
If you're a fan of stylish and practical solution, you're gonna be amazed by this unique and original shelf. Check it out and enjoy an extraordinary functionality and an incredible design in your house!
You can easily transform you bedroom by adding to it white boards and battens, which will give the room an elegant character. You can make the project on your own, but remember to measure everything correctly.
Crown Molding Shelf
A very interesting type of product that provides additional storage and display space in the room. This is a wall mounted shelve made of poplar wood with a stained or painted finish. It is solid and provides a display space for different decorations.
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Country style board, batten and wooden shelving on a budget.
A great DIY project, allowing to store all pictures and smaller knick-knacks in one place. Gallery wall shelves, made of crown molding, painted in white and attached to the wall, are a versatile decoration, which will fit into almost every kind of interior.
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Shelf like this could house the Mr's collections without using floor space
Wall shelf with antique finish. It is completely made of wood. Perfect solution for storing books, display decorations and more. Neutral design for all kinds of interiors.
Apart from providing a smooth, classic appeal to the space, this crown moulding has also a practical function, as it can be used smoothly as a bookshelf. Its white finish fits well into the surrounding decor.
Aesthetic contemporary wall ledges for displaying frames with pictures or photos. A simple ledge is made of white-painted wooden materials and has an L-shaped side profile. It can be adorned with a more decorative crown ledge fixed at the bottom.
wainscoting with shelves made with crown moulding pieces (actually are foam trim boards). for kitchen??
Bringing in some smooth touch of classic elegance, the crown molding ledge beautifully encompasses this large bathroom mirror. Finished in timeless white, it adds brightness to the space, being a counterweight to the beiges and browns.
Make sure you have all the necessary accent pieces and convenient additions in your household with these charming floating shelves that sport a simple design and yet are just packed with functionality, letting you display the charming knick-knacks or books beautifully.
A crown molding ledge creates a simple, yet elegant addition to your corridor. It constitutes a great way to display your collections of photos or documents. Fits well into both modern and traditional interior.
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"rain gutter" book shelves made with crown molding!
ledges made with crown molding. love the idea of being able to display so many pictures at once
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Shelves basically consist of a 2×4 on the wall, 1/2″ MDF for the top and bottoms of the shelves, crown molding and then the decorative corbels. They are about 9ft long a piece.
DIY Pottery Barn Mantle Shelf Copy
wainscoting & charcoal gray paint
Beveled Subway Tiles look Marvelous in this Remodeled Bathroom
Duct work in the basement is fancied up with crown moulding and made to look like a tray ceiling...great idea.