Casing ideas?

So my entryway is bland and I would LOVE to add some casings to the doorways(?) I need some ideas because the entryway into the bigger room is stumping me. *notice the height difference in each room - kitchen and dining room have same height ceiling, doorway and play room have taller ceiling. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!! :)
q casing ideas, foyer, home decor, wall decor, from dining room to playroom doorway
from dining room to playroom/doorway
q casing ideas, foyer, home decor, wall decor, from playroom front door to kitchen area
from playroom/front door to kitchen area
q casing ideas, foyer, home decor, wall decor, from kitchen to dining room front door
from kitchen to dining room/front door
  7 answers
  • Cheryl Cheryl on May 03, 2014
    I don't see the different heights of the doorways being a problem; however, the fact that you have several feet on one side of a door, and a matter of inches on the other, or no room at all, or a light switch in the way would be the issue for me. How about doing a really nice crown moulding, and forgetting framing the doorways? I don't see that happening. Maybe you could stencil around the doorways instead? I think any kind of mouldings are just going to be too awkward. I've had the same problem before.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 04, 2014
    Actually I would ignore the differences. Where you have little space, instead of putting the molding on the wall, frame the opening in a little. I am enclosing the photo of a window that I clipped today...FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS! I think this is one of the most attractive moldings I have seen!

  • 117135 117135 on May 04, 2014
    I agree with Cheryl, to adding crown molding and to forget about the casings. You could add color and interest by painting the inside of the door frames in a different color, or the same color as the crown molding. I live in a old 1927 home with plaster arches and did this in my home. The walls are a taupe color and the inside arch and crown molding is a cream color. It turned out great and adds added interest to the area. I can share a picture with you it you would like to see how it looks.

  • Carley Ellison Carley Ellison on May 05, 2014
    I would love to see it!

  • Even though I'm not a big fan of drywall wrapped openings, what about making all 3 arched? Similar to the transom window over your entry door. Something else that's a little off design wise is the oval entry door glass. It needs to squared-off. A 2/3, 3/4 or full glass unit would look really good. It could be something with beveled glass like you have.

  • Donna Byram Donna Byram on May 05, 2014
    I agree with several others on here . . . . . forget the doorways and add a nice crown molding in your entryway. . Be sure and do a size appropriate molding because of your ceiling height. A narrow crown would not do your home justice. Also to add some interest, I would put some flat molding around the walls by dropping it down below the air vent about 3 inches or so and all away around the entryway and up high enough to go over the wide doorways. You could paint the wall between the two moldings a different color than the rest of the walls. Including some pictures, although I couldn't find a true example for the last suggestion.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Sep 16, 2016
    Yes just use paint,less expensive and more interesting. Your house looks elegant so how about same color as ceilings. They look wide enough to hold long pictures or several smaller ones. I guess I'm not sure why you want to damage walls and draw more attention to them if they bother you wouldn't this make it worse?