Your home is your refuge from the rest of the world. It is the place you will be seeking sanctuary for years to come. It should welcome you when you walk through the door. When you decorate your home, no matter what style of decor, you want it to be tasteful. It is important to blend things seamlessly to prevent them making you feel jarred with an uneven or mismatched appearance. Using columns in your decorating can allow you to make transitions in your décor while still giving your home a high-end appearance. Here are some ways you can use columns in your decorating.
Decorative Structural Element
Sometimes a column is simply a structural element that you cannot avoid. When this is the case, your best option is to find a way to incorporate it into your space. You can cover your column in a material that will allow it to blend in with the rest of the room. For example, you may choose to cover it with a wooden facade and add a strong base with a decorative cap. You might choose to paint it or cover it in fabric or tile. You might also use it as the starting point for your decor design.
Transition Between Spaces
Open design is very popular these days. In an open design homeowners often have what is called a “great room.” A great room is a large room that serves many purposes. A decorative element like pillars can break the space up into smaller, more manageable parts for different activities. For example, you may place pillars between the parts of the space used for dining and for entertaining.If you are also using different styles to help define each space, the column can help make the transition between the two.
You might also use pillars to separate indoor from outdoor spaces. You might have a covered patio immediately outside of your family room, thus extending indoor space to the outdoors. Having a pronounced set of columns at the edge of the patio covering can further aid in transitioning from this intermediate space to the backyard where guests are fully in the open.
A Decorating Column Can Feature Artwork and Create Focal Points
Sometimes a pillar does not even have to appear to be structural. A shorter, free-standing pillar can be used as a pedestal for artwork or plants. You could place a bust atop your free-standing pillar or a nice vase with a beautiful floral arrangement. This can create an attraction that draws the eye. You can use this to highlight a piece of art or a space that you want to draw visitors to.
Decorative pillars are a great way to add elegance to your home. They bring an upscale feel and can help to break up your space or create a transition from one space to the next. They can also be used to highlight your favorite artwork or draw attention. If you find that you have pillars as a structural element in your home, be sure to include them in your decor.