As contemporary design philosophies focused on simpler design features, small details that used to accentuate the more complex interiors of the Victorian or Gothic began to disappear. Molding, decor, wall and ceiling ornamentation, and plenty of other interior additions that were once considered elegant and high-class are seen as somewhat outdated today. But are they really?
Interior design and architectural trends go through cycles. What was once considered outdated is now popular again and what was once considered the peak of stylish design is now tacky and overdone. One design element that we tend to ask the same question about is crown molding ceiling trim. Molding of various types has decorated ceilings, walls, as well as door and window frames for ages. And while with the introduction of minimal contemporary interiors this particular feature has lost its popularity to some extent, would one go about calling it outdated?