Transformative architectural embellishments offer a simple way to transform a ho-hum room into a finely decorated masterpiece. These details help to create an interior environment in which people truly enjoy spending time together.
It’s so easy to focus on the big picture items when thinking about decorating your home. Of course, the larger items are important in contributing to the look and feel of your home’s interior, but too often the smaller embellishments are forgotten, and the opportunity to create an interior that truly sings is missed.
The minute architectural details aren’t complicated or pricey; instead, they are the simple touches that manage to provide the finishing elements that effectively tie a room together. Without these embellishments, a room can still look fine, but it almost seems as if it’s a bit bland or that something is missing. Including small exuberant details such as panel moldings, stair brackets, or a strategically-placed wall niche can go a long way toward adding style and panache.
Take panel moldings, for example. These simple pieces frame a wall, a window, or another detail on a wall, and they can range from simple beveled designs to more ornate scrolled pieces. A panel molding embellishment can be easily placed and painted either to match the existing wall color or in a complimentary color for added emphasis. The resultant flair provides a sense of elegance and closure to any room’s decorating style.
For homes with a staircase, the easy addition of stair brackets dresses up the stair treads with a minimum of effort. These graceful embellishments, which come in right- or left-facing designs, help to define the staircase and draw the eye in an unobtrusive yet charming way.
Wall niches provide one of the most versatile methods in which to dress up a room or hallway. Once used to showcase works of art, a wall niche now has a myriad of uses in a home and provides interest and depth. Indeed, a wall niche can also add functionality in addition to artistic interest; consider adding a simple niche in an entryway as the perfect place for keys and the mail. A niche can blend in with the existing walls or can be painted in rich colors or patterns in order to serve as the artistic focal point for a room or a hallway.
Whatever the architectural details you choose to embellish your home, the finished product will offer a transformative impact and provide a feeling of warmth and completeness.
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