Adding Personality to Your Home with Architectural Detail

 In Home Improvement

If you’ve recently purchased a home, you might have noticed many newer homes seem to follow the same basic pattern. While this is a positive thing if you want your home to be a blank slate which you can alter as you go, it might leave a bit to be desired for a homeowner more interested in elaborate, elegant detail. Here are several architectural designs you can add to your home with relative ease in order to set your property apart from everybody else’s.

Crown molding is probably the easiest way to add elegance to your home. It’s amazing what a few finely carved and decorated planks of wood can do to change the appearance of a home. You can opt for top and bottom molding or go with additional molding which runs across the bottom third of your wall. There’s also the option of using panel molding if you’re going for more of a rustic or beach house motif. Molding is very versatile as well and can be painted any color you feel will match the room you’re decorating.

Adding beams to your ceiling is another way to establish a sense of style, being that ceiling beams can be used in a number of ways. They can be added in straight lines across the ceiling to inspire either an Eastern or farmhouse look, depending on the size and color of the beams being used. They can also be arranged in squares or rectangles to add some interesting framework to your ceiling, a trend made popular by Victorian architecture in the 1800’s, which still provides an elegant feature today.

If you want to make use of a piece of architecture that’s a bit more challenging to install, an archway or two which match your home’s theme would work nicely. With an existing archway in your home, you have only to add the decorative wood to the opening. However, if you’re planning to carve out your own arch, make sure you seek the help of a professional. It’s important to know that you’re not planning to cut through a load-bearing wall which could damage the structural integrity of your home.

There are a lot of changes you can make to your new house to make it feel more like a home which belongs to you and reflects your style. For more ideas on architectural designs you can add to your home, check out this article at Better Homes & Gardens.

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