There are many ways to add character to your home. Decorative columns are an option that is often overlooked. These columns come in many different styles and shapes that can not only add to the character of your home but create the ambience you can’t find with fabrics, paint, and other home décor items.
Decorative Columns in Your Style
Whether your style is Tuscan, Mediterranean, or Southern traditional, you’ll be able to find a column that works for you. Columns can be added over the existing architecture of a large open walkway to a formal dining room for a faux look. This can help establish the style you want in a home that may not have the built-in character you need.
If you need to replace a structural column, why not do it in a style that fits in with your decor? Put a Mediterranean flare in an entryway or traditional Southern charm on the front porch. Your personal style will be clear to guests and friends as soon as they see your house.
Establish Space and Purpose
Open floor plans have gained popularity and become a norm for many new home builds. While you don’t want to completely separate the open space, establishing a purpose for each area can be done with decorative columns. Create a dramatic entrance to a great room or living or establish where the dining room ends and the family room begins. Columns add sophistication to an otherwise simple layout.
But, not all spaces need a grand entry. Craftsman columns made out of wood can add rustic appeal to a cozy bungalow. Paint columns to blend with the walls or use an accent color so that their architectural features stand out. They can be customized to fit the purpose within your home or business.
Small Columns, Big Statement
Tall, grand columns make a bold statement on the front of a house or business. They can also establish a grand foyer. But, small columns add big detail and character too. Half columns used on an open wall that peeks through from the kitchen to the dining area can be an easy place to add a little character.
Columns can be used in unusual places for flair and a touch of class. The corners of an island or kitchen cabinetry with a decorative column face have instant appeal. You can take a plain room and turn it into the something special.
Structure and Beauty
While color choices and home décor provide a personal touch, a decorative column gives the ‘bones’ of your home a new look and feel. Architectural elements give the home’s structure past functional and add a classic touch.