Picture rail


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Picture rail

A molding fixed to an interior wall; pictures may be suspended from it by means of small metal hooks, which fit over the top of the molding.

picture molding, picture rail

Any of numerous types of moldings or other such devices formed so as to support picture hooks at or near the ceiling.
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The spacious breakfast kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of pine units, hardwood work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, incorporating plate rack detail and open display shelving; inset china sink with mixer tap, under-unit lighting; built-in dishwasher and a tiled recess for a range-style cooker; stained glass leaded light window to a serving hatch, picture rail and quarry-tiled floor.
A door leads into a utility/store and an adjoining door opens into a workshop/store, while a second inner hallway has a leaded window, picture rails, stairs off to the first floor and steps down to spacious cellars.
It has an entrance hall with tiled floor, lounge and sitting room with cornicing and picture rails, kitchen, utility room, shower room and cloakroom.
As an alternative to the picture rail, you may like to put up a plate shelf at the same height to display pretty crockery, and thus use this otherwise redundant space.
It also has a feature fire surround and tiled hearth with open fire place and picture rail.
Picture rails are practical too, making it easy to hang pictures or rows of cards on string during the Christmas season.
The master has wooden floor boards and picture rail.
A wide opening connects this room with the rear living room which also has a recess in the chimney breast and matching brick hearth, picture rail, detailed cornice and ceiling rose.
There is tiling to splash prone areas, picture rail to walls and laminate flooring.
To the front of the house is the sitting room which features a Victorian style fireplace with coal-effect gas fire, dado and picture rail, built-in cupboard and bay window overlooking the fore garden.
TRADE SECRETS n Paint a bold colour above the picture rail (the wooden dividing rail around the walls) - like a feature strip instead of a feature wall.
PICK out the picture rail in a bold bright shade like red - it's hard not to feel happy when you see pops of bright colour.