Slide 15: Picture Rail Moulding


Picture rails were installed primarily in the New England and Southern townhouses in the Victorian era and provided a way to hang artwork on plaster walls that could crumble under the force of hammer and nail. Today, they can be installed as a visually appealing design elements that lets you hang art in a unique way. Consider aligning your moulding with the tops of windows and painting the ceiling a color that extends to the picture rail.

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