Three Ways to Add Custom Millwork to Your New Home

By Sallie
Wednesday, Jun 14th, 2023

You’ve moved into a new home. Yay, you! You’ve painted, maybe changed out some flooring, and added a few simple things to make your new home feel like, well, home. Have you ever thought about adding some custom millwork? Hear me out. I know custom millwork might sound complicated, but it’s a great way to elevate your home’s design in 2023.

Millwork encompasses your home's baseboards, door trim, paneling, crown molding, and other custom wood elements. For some, it can be overwhelming, and they hire an interior designer or architect. That’s not always attainable, but don’t let custom trim overwhelm you! Here are three ways to add decorative millwork to your home.


I recently started referring to the ceiling as the fifth wall. Sometimes left out when it comes to design, the ceiling generally gets a coat of “ceiling white,” and we call it done! While I’m loving a wallpapered ceiling in a powder bath, study, or dining room, I really love millwork on the ceiling. I’ve seen several plans from designers recently that have wood on the ceiling. From a box beam to an applied molding or T&G boards, adding detail to the ceiling brings interest to the space, draws your eye up, and can help a large room feel warmer.


Often reserved for offices, paneling is making its way into foyers, dining rooms, and primary bedrooms. While raised paneling is timeless and beautiful, we are seeing unique ways to panel spaces in 2023, from clean slats to detailed geometric designs. This isn’t the 1970s paneling that may have popped into your mind but instead, a unique way to add visual interest to a room.

Cased Opening

Another recent trend we’ve been seeing is adding door units to a cased opening. Many homes have a study or sitting room that is open to the home. Post-pandemic we are seeing many homeowners adding doors to create a true home office. This is accomplished through a door and sidelite unit, double doors, or even sliding barn doors. There are many design styles to explore when creating a dedicated home office. Some homeowners choose to match their existing interior doors, while others choose doors that are different in style to set the space apart from the rest of the home.

At Wilson Lumber we have everything you need to complete your millwork project. We have dedicated sales specialists plus we offer installation on doors and windows! Visit the showroom page on our website to learn more and to make an appointment to meet with our sales team today!

Special thank you to Koetter Woodworking and Peachtree Interior Design | Lynne Tennille Photography for providing photos.