We are sure that most of us have had this fantasy where we are surrounded by beaus (yes, we are using that word) and you are the belle of the ball flirting with them while leaning on the pillars of your mansion. It is a scene right out of “Gone with the wind” except that instead of Scarlett O’Hara, you are there in that lovely ball gown. The point we are trying to make here is that the idea of pillars in your home does add an old fashioned and quaint charm to your residence. A pillar can add a certain charm or angle to your home and if you still need convincing, then you should look at famous movie posters of all time and you will see pillars add a classic touch to any home, if the move you are looking at is an old classic.
Glorious Pillar Designs to give a Grand Look to Your House
You can get some ideas on how to get a pillar design by taking a look at top ten of the most known rock and stone based Indian sculptures, they sure did know how to make pillars. It is among the traditional decoration ideas for your home and could add some extra class to your home.
We are sure that pillars in the buildings of the past were based on the need to support the ceiling of the room. And as time passed, human beings felt that the pillars that they had put in for support could also play a double role in beautifying the room in which they are placed. This could have led to motifs on the pillars and the intricate carvings on them to make things pretty.
Soon pillars were considered as real estate that could play many roles and was used not only for art and beauty but also tell stories in some instances. We are talking about all these things here because we have to understand the scope of the designs and embellishments on pillars when you want to have them as part of your home. Yes, you could probably assume (after talks with engineers) that you do not need pillars to support the structure of your home.
Once you have determined whether you need pillars for support or not in your home, it is time to focus on the way the pillar will look as part of your home. One of the most classic and effective ways to put in a pillar at your home is to have two pillars flanking the sides of your doors. It creates a frame that looks classy and pretty at the same time.
Another area which almost cries out for the addition of a pillar or pillars is the patio or the area that is both inside and part of the exterior of your home like an indoor pool. Another area that becomes better with the addition of pillars in your home is your balcony. It also creates an impression of class as well as privacy in your outside spaces.
As far as the designs and the structures of the pillars is concerned, you have to take into consideration the general style of your home to get it right. For example, a Georgian style home would benefit from pillars that belong to this style of building.
We feel that while there are many styles of pillars and designs that you can consider for your home, you will have to think about how they affect movement around the home before you get them. Do look at the designs and placements shown in the images here to come to conclusions of your own.