DIY Decorative Wall Moulding

This post is sponsored by Behr Paint Company.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

DIY Decorative Wall Moulding

In case you missed my earlier post, BEHRBox is a fun challenge where I received a box full of paint colors and items to spur my creativity.  I created a weekend project drawing inspiration (and using colors) from the box.

My paint colors included the Behr 2019 Color of the Year:

As well as the Behr 2019 Color Trends Pastel palette, Soft Focus:

I was asked to use the 2019 Color of the Year (Blueprint S470-5) as well as one of the colors from my assigned palette.

I decided to add decorative wall moulding to my stairway landing and make it a more useful place (the swiss crosses were fun but no longer fit my decor style).  Here’s a before photo:

Watch the tutorial for adding decorative wall moulding here:

I primed my painted patterned wall before I began.


To begin, measure the wall and make a plan for the decorative moulding.  I used grid paper which was really helpful for measurements. Once I had a plan and measurements, I transferred the plan to the wall and drew out all my frames.


Using 1.25″ trim, I mitered and framed various sized decorative moulding.  Use a chop saw to cut the trim (45 degree angle) and a nail gun is very helpful when adhering the frames to the wall.


Use will filler to fill in the nail holes and frame gaps.

Once the wood filler is dry, use a sand block to sand the frame smooth.

Paintable caulk is needed to fill in the gaps around the frame.


After the caulk is dry, paint the walls and frames. I painted everything the same color on the decorative moulding wall – including the door frame and baseboards (to see how to easily paint baseboards with carpet, go here).

I had a poll on my instagram stories asking which pastel I should use for my walls, and Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20 was the winner by a landslide, and I used BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Interior Paint in a matte finish.

I also wanted to add Blueprint S470-5, so I painted a $10 thrift store side table using BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Interior Paint also in a matte finish.

And here is the reveal of the completed space!

Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20 may be my new favorite grey paint color – it is gorgeous (and goes so well with my doors painted in Orion Grey N510-6 also by Behr).

The wall treatment only cost around $100, but it adds so much to the space!

And the blue table adds such a fun pop of color…

…while tying in the wallpaper in our hallway.

Where would you use Behr’s 2019 Color of the Year in your home?

Behr is hosting a sweepstakes through 11/30 at 11:59 p.m. PST. You can view all of the projects created in the BEHRBox challenge and vote for your favorite for a chance to win one of four $250 The Home Depot® gift cards. Click here to enter.


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  1. Rebecca Timpke says

    Wow now that was a big change. It made it look like it has all this nice woodwork. Made it look so expensive. When it wasn’t. Nice change to that wall. Much nicer. Now where will that work for me in my house?

  2. Samantha says

    Hi Sara,
    Great work! I want to do this, but I have always wondered, does it matter where you place it on the wall? Does it need to post to a framing post/stud? I may not be using the terms correctly, but I hope you get what I am trying to say. Also, do you have any advice if I wanted to do it on a window wall?

    Thank you!!

  3. Sidney says

    hi there! the space turned out beautifully! How has it held up? Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the wall? I have a small room that i’d love to try it in, and this would help me get a frame of reference!


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