How and where to install columns in the apartment to change the interior?
Even the great Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, far in the past, decorated their homes with the help of columns. In simple words, a column is a part of a decorative structure or a column of a cylindrical shape. In ancient times, the column served as a pillar of the building, was used as a supporting element. Now the columns in the interior are used as a decorative element, and they look just great.
The concept and types of columns for the interior
There are several types of columns:
Many years later, the columns in the interior are an element of decor. But its original purpose has not been forgotten, the column plays the role of support. With the help of the column, you can hide various communications, increase the space of the room. To achieve the greatest effect when using columns in the interior, it is better to use several, two or four, depending on the area of the room. With the right arrangement of the columns in the interior, it is possible with their help to visually enlarge the walls, and your ceiling will appear higher than it actually is. Often they are installed for decorating the arch in the hallway or near the stairs.
Granite, marble, stone, concrete are classic materials for the manufacture of columns. But every day they recede because of the high price, more affordable materials, such as polyurethane or gypsum, basalt or limestone. The most stylish are marble columns in the interior. Their production takes a lot of time. If the column is not a support, then it is possible to take a cheaper material for its manufacturing - plasterboard, often artificial stone and wood are also used. Columns of wood can be decorated in such an interior as country, rustic or eco-style. Wooden columns, of timber, carved, glued, perform both a functional purpose and decorate the interior.
Photo: gypsum columns
Photo: wooden columns
Photo: columns of decorative stone
Tip: You can also not trim the wooden column, it will give you a feeling of rapprochement with nature.
Components of the columns
The column itself consists of three parts: the base, the body and the pilaster. Some designers with patterns, colors, stones: onyx, lapis lazuli, jade, or figures decorate the design. Columns from polyurethane began to be in demand at registration of an interior. This is the most convenient and simple material for creating columns, very light. You can, without effort to cut a variety of beautiful patterns. Such columns in the interior of any apartment will fit different styles of furniture. If you like to frequently change the interior, then you will fit columns of plasterboard, the manufacture of such columns does not take much time and money. Not so long ago, it became fashionable to use metal columns, mostly minimalist, hi-tech and kitsch styles. It is the silver color of the column that is perfectly combined with the models of the equipment of the same shade.
Column - as an element of the interior
To determine what material your columns will be from, you need to clearly present them in the interior, what kind of space they will stand, and quite a lot of important aspect, this is your financial opportunity. What rooms need to decorate the columns? Yes, almost any room, balconies, arches, fireplaces, verandas, baths. If the interior of the bedroom will be in the antique style, then it is necessary to add a few columns to complement the interior with desirable light shades (beige, light brown, the color of "baked milk"). If you choose a high-tech style, then the columns should match the situation. When using the Baroque style in the interior of the bedroom, for example, two columns can divide the space. Put the columns next to the bed, this option will give amazing beauty to the interior. Use the columns in and in the interior of the studio apartment, dividing the kitchen zone from the living room with the help of them. Use in the interior design living room columns in conjunction with paintings, photos, mirrors and arches. This will give a majestic look to the room. And do not forget to arrange the fireplace columns.
Photo: separating the living room from the dining room with columns
Photo: kitchen in antique style
Photo: design of fireplaces columns
Color solution columns
Choose absolutely any color (red, black, white, gold and others) for the columns, only to match the interior of the room. Natural material columns do not need to be designed, but make a column of polyurethane marble, and from the drywall, shape the tree. If your bathroom area is large, place small columns around the perimeter of the bathtub in the color of the walls. Hide unnecessary wires in the kitchen behind the columns or separate the cooking zone from the dining zone. Perhaps the decoration of the interior space miniature columns. Such columns are about a meter long, the material used in the manufacture is usually vinyl, ceramics, and clay. But you can show imagination and make a decorative column from any material.
Tip: miniature columns can be used as stands for vases of flowers. If the column performs the function of a pedestal, put a lamp and photo frames on it. They fit perfectly in the interior hallway, living room or at the front door.
Photo: marble columns in the bathroom
Photo: Using miniature columns as stands for vases of flowers
If your imagination and imagination do not allow you to properly place the columns in the room, turn to the designers who will help you.
The column is an ideal element of decor that fits into any interior.