Tag Archives: architectural accents

Deepening Your Decor with Decorative Wall Niches

decorative 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 […]

Wall Niches – Where do I begin?: So many wall niches, so many ideas…

Interior with wall niche; wall decor ideas; interior design inspiration

Why would I get a wall niche? Wall niche is a great way to add beauty to almost any place in your home. It is a fantastic way to add depth and interest to any wall. A wall niche adds a bit of a classic touch to the overall appearance of the space. While a […]

Using Architectural Embellishments to Add Character and Style

elegant architectural details; decorative rosette and wall paneling

Interesting architectural embellishments such as corbels and brackets, pilasters, and molding trim add character and pizzazz to your home. After all, shouldn’t your home offer an inviting and stylish respite from the outside world and, in addition, be a reflection of who you are? Your house should provide more than just protection from the elements […]

Architectural Details: The Small Touches that Make All the Difference

Contemporary interior with classic dentil crown molding and ceiling medallion. Interior design inspiration; crown molding ideas

To complete the decor of a room, don’t neglect the finishing architectural details like moldings, ceiling medallions, and ceiling domes. While a small part of the decorating budget, these architectural embellishments can offer the biggest visual impact and unify the room’s overall design. When imagining a home, some people think only of the basics, such […]

Enliven Your Home With Architectural Details

Interior featuring built in unit with moldings and other architectural details; built-in ideas; interior design inspiration

Any room can go from just another room to a stunningly beautiful showplace room just by the smart and creative use of interesting architectural details. Special additions like crown molding, wood onlays, wood carvings and wood columns placed so they create a unique custom built-in cabinet look or a fireplace surround look all add that […]

Naked Interior Syndrome and Architectural Details

interior design with gorgeous architectural details; interior design inspiration; architectural details ideas

MANY HOMEOWNERS PLAGUED BY “NAKED INTERIOR SYNDROME” InvitingHome.com offers an antidote: dress up your home with architectural details The design professionals at InvitingHome.com have a suggestion for today’s homeowner: “Close your eyes and visualize the interior of your home in its present state. Now, imagine your home stripped of your possessions, with no furniture, nothing […]

Architectural Ornament – The Spiral Scroll

Architectural ornament. Pittsburgh Hand-Carved Frieze - maple wood

One of the most naturally interesting and dynamic shapes is the spiral. It has been studied in many ways for a long time. It is more than just a quintessential design form and an important symbol, it is also a keystone shape in the sciences and the world of mathematics. Many formulas came out from […]

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