external decorative moulding

No one wants a house that looks boring! Your house should express character, but this can sometimes be a bit tricky to do, especially with your homes exterior. Why not add a decorative feature wall made of hard coated expanded polystyrene (EPS) to spruce up a side of your house that is looking plain or bland?

What to consider when deciding on an external feature wall.

Like all renovations or home alterations, the decision-making process can prove to be long and sometimes quite difficult.  You want to be assured that your investment will be worthwhile, there’s no point blowing the bank on something that will have to be changed or replaced a few months down the track. You also want to make sure the new added external decorative moulding will compliment the existing elements of your home. Yes, contrast can be good, but there’s a fine line between adding tasteful contrast to your home and something standing out like a sore thumb. We would prefer to avoid the latter.  With an abundance of colours, textures, and materials to choose from, deciding on what will best suit your home can be daunting, especially when you have no prior experience. But no need to fear, the team at High Profile Architectural Mouldings are here! With over 10 years of experience, we can provide you with expert advice and guidance. But for the time being, here are a few points which should be considered when deciding on your external decorative feature wall.

Colour

Consider your personal taste and your houses form. Often these two elements in themselves will provide a good indication of what colours to choose for your architectural moulding. If you want your feature wall to stand out, we recommend using a contrast colour to that of the main house. Often people want to create a look inspired by a certain style.  For example, colour associations which would create a Hamptons feel for your home would include creams, light greys, or duck-egg blue. An important note to remember is that trends are constantly changing and when making an investment, the last thing you want is for it to feel outdated only a few short years down the track. If you are someone who loves bright and stand out colours, it’s important you don’t go overboard.

Style and texture

With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know which will be best suited to your home. One way of overcoming this is to first decide ‘what you want to achieve with your feature wall’ and then working backwards to find out ‘how this will be achieved’. If you want a feature wall that compliments the space, you could incorporate elements inspired by the surrounding areas. For example, if you have a gorgeous tree in your backyard, you could consider installing a timber feature wall with carved decorative wood mouldings to resemble the timber of the tree. If you want your feature wall to stand out, it is recommended to incorporate textures different to the main exterior of your home. A common way of doing this is by adding horizontal cladding to create contrast. You can also add depth to your homes exterior with cladding that creates grooves and shadows.

Material

So now you have a pretty good idea of what you want your feature wall to look like but there is still a big question lingering. What material should you use? These days there are so many different options but here at High Profile Architectural Mouldings we recommend using EPS for all exterior decorative mouldings.  Now there are still the classic choices of material such as brick, stone, concrete or aluminium but just like wood, these too have their downfall usually either being expensive or relatively limited in their design capabilities. So, what makes EPS better than the rest?  Firstly, it’s hard coating ensures the walls longevity and durability, coming with a 7-year guarantee. It is also easy to shape meaning its design capabilities are almost endless and its lightweight nature makes it easy to install. Finally, to put the cherry on the cake, EPS is affordable and tends to work out to be cheaper than most of its alternatives.

When it comes to creating an exterior feature wall, it does not get much better or more professional than using hard-coated EPS as your primary material. Are you looking for durable and high-quality hard-coated EPS feature walls? Look no further than High Profile Architectural Mouldings. Contact us today at info@highprofilemouldings.com.au or call us at 07 5568 0036.

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