Array
Building & Renovating

Unique Ways to Design Around Beams and Columns

Style your way around awkward spots in your home with these ideas

Shares
Photography: Paolo Feliciano and Miguel Nacancieno (Main Photo)

Columns bear the weight of a building and ensure its structural integrity. However, when it comes to interior design, not all columns are welcome elements in a space. At times, they can overwhelm the entire room as opposed to being just a part of the whole picture. In cases where the column is an obstruction, architect Angelo Siochi shares tips on how to work around it:  

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

1. Conceal it. 

"By building, say, cabinetry around a column, you are able to hide it and add to its functionality at the same time." If you have enough space, you can also conceal a series of columns with a false wall. 

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

2. Highlight it. 

"You can also make a bold statement by highlighting the column and treating it as an accent for the space. Ideas range from painting it with an accent color, covering it up with textured material (such as decorative plaster, stone, brick, or even plants), or turning it into a mini art gallery."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

3. Camouflage it. 

"Cover each side of a column with full length mirrors, and you instantly have more of the space and less of the column. You may also apply nosing to the corners of the column that aren't connected to any walls in order to soften the edges and create a seamless overall look." 

This snippet originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of Real Living Magazine. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

When Should You Clean Your Vacuum Cleaner?

Don't allow dirt to just sit in your dust bag!

NUTS & BOLTS: Rockwell developments, Wilcon store opening, and IKEA updates

Real estate, home, and shopping stories you need to know!

Vice Ganda Shares 3 Materials He Wanted in His Home

'Gusto ko maraming imperfections, but still, it's beautiful.'

This Restaurant in Tagaytay Offers You Peace, Quiet, and Ecotherapy

Nestled in the heart of Tagaytay is this must-visit al-fresco restauraunt.

How to Achieve a Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen

Bright and dreamy, this design can be done easily with the right elements

MRT-3 Rides Grow Cooler As All Trains Get New Aircon Units

A total of 216 new units were installed.

A Peek Inside Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro’s Family Home

Ikoniq Design Studio worked on the family home's common areas �" transforming it into more welcoming and child-friendly spaces
Load More Stories