Many condos are built as corner units with open and airy living areas flanked by walls of windows, providing the illusion of enhanced space and basking in natural light. For most condo dwellers there is a trade off for that airiness and light – it’s the load bearing pillars that sit in the corners and perhaps along the windowed wall. Square or round, the pillars are just, well, there, in all their glory. Why not use their surfaces as a blank canvas to add a ‘wow’ factor to your space! Given that these same condos designs offer little wall space in the living area in which to paint or hang art, pillars provide a great surface to make a design statement, personalize, and give your condo some character. Below are some ideas, using a variety of materials, to pique your interest:
Faux-cowhide wallpaper, as shown by Rasch, is cheeky and fun.
Murals are another way to inject character into the space. ‘Worn Tiles’ by Walls Republic is shown.
Wallpaper from Rasch adds a retro vibe.
Wrapping a column is an easy solution that is temporary, simple, and easily changeable to adapt to seasons or mood.
The options for decorating pillars really are endless. Samples, whether they are wallpaper, stone or tile, that you can view in your space are a great place to start!