15 ideas to decorate the columns of the room (or any other area)

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The columns or pillars inside a room are essential architectural elements. And if they are there it is because the architect had no choice.

That said, a column in a room can be seen in two ways: Or an inconvenience, or an advantage.

If you see it as an inconvenience, you will lose out. Because it is immovable and your fight against it is going to be like fighting the waves of the sea. A useless gesture.

So, we only have the other option, see it as an advantage, as an addition with which we can play with the decoration of our house and create an extra point that adds decoration.

And to do this, it is best to decorate that column. How? Well, it all depends on many factors, but not to mess you up, but to help you, I have collected 15 ideas to decorate a column in the living room that will help and inspire you to decorate yours, regardless of the style you look in your living room.

So, let’s start now.

Decorate the living room columns with paint

Idea to decorate the columns of the room by painting them in dark gray

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In this room located in the basement, there were several pillars or columns in the center of the space. They could have been decorated or painted in neutral tones, such as the gray of the walls to hide them, but instead they were painted a much darker gray, and, although now the columns stand out much more, they also add decoration and integrate perfectly into the space.

Summarizing the idea: Paint them in a contrasting color and make them almost the protagonists of the space.

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With stone

Idea to decorate the columns of the room by covering them with stone

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Whether natural stone, stone imitation ceramics or stone imitation panels, you can decorate your living room columns with these materials.

In rooms where the rustic style is dominant, decorating the column in this way comes as a ring to the finger.

Although it is not exclusive to this style. You have a lot of different stones to choose a model that suits your living room, whether rustic or minimalist and simple.

Summarizing the idea: Cover the columns with stone.

Decorate the living room columns with rope

Idea to decorate the columns of the room by lining them with rope

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If you want to give it a warm and original touch, you can do as we see above these lines. Lining or covering the column with rustic rope.

You will have to stick the rope as you wind it in the column, but it is not a very elaborate job and the result is quite good, don’t you think? At least, it is original.

Bare the column

Idea to decorate the columns of the room by removing the plaster

Project and photography Midcounty Journal

The next idea to decorate the columns of the room, the one we see above these lines, is not about coating the column with bricks, no. But of remove the original plaster or plaster from the column to expose the original bricks.

With a chisel and a pot or a hammer, in a weekend you will have been able to remove the plaster from the column and leave it naked, giving an authentic touch to your whole room.

Of course you can also cover it with bricks, but this idea seems more original and authentic.

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With reclaimed wood

Idea to decorate the columns of the living room by covering them with wood

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You can too decorate the column or columns of the living room with reclaimed wood, with rustic wood. Whether you look a rustic aesthetic in your living room or not, this idea can work.

If your room is rustic, the column will be perfectly integrated, if it is not, the column will contrast and create a very interesting small focal point.

Add some shelves

Idea to decorate the living room columns by adding shelves in them

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If the perimeter surrounding the column is relatively clear, you can take advantage and add a few shelves around its perimeter creating a decorative column, and also practical That offers you a small storage space.

With recycled pallet wood

Idea to decorate the living room columns with recycled pallet wood

Project and photography 613 Materika

Before we saw how decorate a column in the living room with rustic wood, vast wood. In this case, as they have done here, in 613 Materika, we can clad the wooden column of recycled pallet boards tinted color, creating an interesting decorative mosaic.

Decorate the columns of the room with slate paint

Idea to decorate the columns of the room by painting them with slate paint

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It is one of the most versatile resources there is. Slate painting, in addition to painting the columns, also offers a surface on which to later paint, draw or write what we want by adding a very personalized decorative touch.

Also, since slate paint is available in many colors, you can paint your columns the color you want, they don’t have to be black.

With elegant wood

Idea to decorate the columns of the living room by covering them with wood

Meme Hill project and photography

If you look elegant and sophisticated, one of the best ways to decorate the columns of your living room is lined with wood and moldings as if it were one more wall.

As you can see, this coating is extremely elegant and makes the column integrate into the living room with presence and style.

Integrating into space

Idea to decorate the columns of the room painting them just like the rest of the walls

Photography and project of the Sincro Study

Look at the color of your walls, that of your furniture, that of your living room in general. What is the dominant color? In this case, in the upper room designed by the Sincro studio, the dominant color is white.

Thus, the column was painted the same color, and although it is still there, it is perfectly integrated into the decoration.

Not stand out, not bad, does not affect the aesthetics of the room.

It is one of the simplest solutions to decorate a column.

Integrating into the wall

Idea to decorate the columns of the room by integrating it into the wall

Photography and colors of Bruguer (Rosewood Color of Bruguer)

If the column is in the wall in the form of a pillar and covered with a mocheta, as in the room above these lines, you can paint it exactly like the rest of the wall, to integrate it perfectly.

Separating spaces

Idea to decorate the columns of the room making it a dividing element

Look at the column of this room that is on the wall, just where the two living and dining spaces are divided. Now notice that the living room area is painted a very soft earth tone and the dining room is a beautiful red, while the column is painted white, dividing the two spaces while integrating the decoration.

With some painting technique

Idea to decorate the lounge columns in plain blue

It is not a room, it is true, but this idea serves us perfectly to decorate the columns of the room.

The walls have been painted with a decorative glaze effect in blue, while the column and the arch have been left in the same color but smooth.

As I said before, the column can serve as an aid to enhance the decorative effect, as in this case has been done.

Let’s see another example.

Idea to decorate the living room columns in white

Photography and work by Pedro Pintor

The walls have been painted with an Atmosphere effect in iridescent black, while in the column the same effect has been made but an almost raw white tone.

In this case, instead of integrating the column, it has been decided to highlight it and make it an active part of the decoration.

A fantastic way to decorate the columns of the room. Or any other area.

In concrete or microcement

Idea to decorate the columns of the room in concrete or microcement

Some of the materials lately to cover the interiors are concrete, cement and microcement. It may seem too “vast” to you, perhaps, but you only have to look at the room above these lines, so modern and minimalist where the column has been left bare wearing the original concrete and looks great.

And, although very similar, if you have been wanting more, you can also see this other article with ideas for conceal and hide columns, beams or projections in a home.

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