How to make the most of your load-bearing column?

Unfortunately, sometimes, engineering and technology, gets in the way of your perfect home design. Imagine, this beautiful space where you could create your dream home, if only, you could take down this one column (or more) in the middle of the room… Fortunately, creative minds, find a way to make the most of these annoying columns and use them as design elements. First, you have to think about furniture placement around these to optimize the space, then you have to find a way to make the most of it by finding a column design that will either take the room to another level, or make it as discreet as possible. Here are some the best ideas of load-bearing columns I have selected for you.

 

 Use it as a display niche, to place art, flowers, pictures etc…
Make it part of room and use it to define a room; i.e: to separate the kitchen from the dining room .
 Make it match other pieces of furniture to create symmetry and harmony

 

 

Use a different material to perfect a style
Use a different style that contrasts with the rest of the room for an eclectic and edgy design

 

 

Column-ideas_exterior-grass-covered-column.jpgUse it outdoor or indoor to create a green wall (so trendy these days) – Design: Harold Leidner Landscape Architects/Credit: popartdecorations.com

 

 

Add them to add character and authenticity to an otherwise very modern and simple decor.
To perfect a mediterranean style.

 

 

Use them to add grandeur and elegance to your home.
…Still hate it and want to make it as discreet as possible?  Then, first,  choose a classic style column design and work with your structural engineer or architect to discuss how large and how simple they can be .

Available Column Stylescredit: columnsandbalustrades.com

Then, carefully pick a paint and finish for a polished, simple and sophisticated look. I would usually advise for a matte finish.

 

exposed-brick-ideasCredit: http://www.home-designing.com

HDPColumns300x348                                                                                          Credit: columnsandbalustrades.com

FullSizeRender 3Credit: Elledecor.com via Kevin O’Gara (@kfogara Instagram).

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