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The recessed wall niche is a unique architectural embellishment with some captivating qualities. The name "niche" derives from a French word meaning "to nest", a definition that captures the wall niche aspect of a cradle or sacred place. With its arched shape and half-domed shell, the decorative architectural niche is also suggestive of a shrine, a symbolic temple, much like the miniature household shrines found in Eastern cultures. Indeed, wall niches found in churches and sacred buildings of many religions. There wall niches displayed statuary and various other objects.
Decorative Wall Niches
It is very easy to visually enhance and add aesthetic beauty to foyers, hallways, stairway landings or any room in your home with our rich and inviting wall niches. Decorative wall niches not only bring architectural interest to a wall, wall niches also proudly display a home's most personal items.
As an architectural room elements, wall niches are natural focal
points that invite guests to ask questions about a particular piece that is
displayed inside the niche. Wall niches land a sense of depth to a wall
while adding a touch of historical elegance. Recessed wall niches as well as
wall mount niches have many uses and decorative functions. All decorative
niches, either wall-hung or built-in, are fundamental decorating tools that
bring individuality to a design scheme.
Design with Wall Niches
Decorative wall niches had been a popular architectural
interior ornament since ancient times. Gothic architecture favored the eclectic
use of wall niches, while classical interiors employed wall niche more as
striking displays for busts, urns or vases. The wall niches were also a common
element in the stucco- and adobe-walled homes of the Mission and Spanish
Colonial styles. Stairways are great locations for niches. This is especially
true of long winging stairs that have large expanses of wall space. Our
one-piece construction prefabricated wall niches are available in a fairly broad
range of styles. With addition of a little paint and, of course, the right
display piece you can make one an appropriate accent for most homes.
Decorating with Wall Niches
A small space can be made more intimate by a single wall
niche. Pairs of wall niches decorate on a larger scale. Placing one wall niche
to either side of the passageway creates a pleasing three-part composition and a
grand entrance. To the same effect, pair of wall niches can accentuate a
significant piece within a large room area. Decorative wall niches are found in
all types of houses - any where the architect or homeowner sees the need for an
original architectural detail or special place for favorite items. Wall niches
work well in hallways and other traffic areas. In such places wall niche can
have a significant visual impact without encroaching on the space. But with
greater flexibility of sizes and styles available, wall niche can be added to
any type of room.
Wall Niches Placement
As with pictures, a wall niches look they best when located
on a proportionately sized wall. Small wall niches can easily get lost or seem
oddly insignificant against a large wall area. There are exceptions to this
rule, however, such as areas where the eye is naturally drawn, like the wall
space opposite the top of a staircase or to the side of passageway.