How to hide a beam, column, projection, … inside a home

How to hide a beam, column, projection, … inside a home

Many of you ask me how to hide, cover, or hide a beam, column or other projecting structural element.

Normally they are headaches because we like it or not, that beam or column will not disappear and we have to live with it.

And the truth that little can be done to hide it or to hide it. We have three solutions:

Box it with a plasterboard or work partition.

Integrate it into the decoration.

Highlight it in the decoration.

And that’s what we’re going to see next, some decorative tricks for “Hide”, hide, integrate or highlight that beam or column How much headache he is giving you.

We start:

Integrate, conceal and mimic the beam or pillar with paint

Salon designed by the stylist Souraya Hassan de Binti Home

The first and the simplest of all, is to integrate that column, beam or mocheta in the decoration painting it like the rest of the wall. This is the fastest and easiest way to hide a column.

Above these lines we see a large mocheta that has been painted the same color and point. No more It integrates perfectly with the decoration. Without resorting to works or other more elaborate methods.

Let’s see more examples.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

REFORM AND INTERIOR DESIGN BY SINCRO STUDY

That pillar behind the sofa is totally necessary to maintain the structure and architecture of the floor. You can not play unless a great work is done and in some cases or so. Solution? The interior design studio Sincro chose to paint it the same as the rest of the walls and integrate it comfortably into the decoration of the space with simplicity and elegance.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

Photography and colors of Bruguer

In this set of Bruguer where we see the color Palo de Rosa combined with a terracotta, we can also see the large mocheta that is on the wall and how it has been painted exactly like the rest of the room. No more Fast and effective.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

With the beams or ceiling joists we can do the same. Look at the room above these lines for the reinforcement beam that crosses the room.

If it had been painted white, it would stand out much more than painted in the color of the walls, causing the beam to integrate seamlessly.

Other ways to integrate and conceal a pillar, column or beam

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

Interior Decor Aid

The Decor Aid studio decided to leave the roof structure of this original bedroom in sight, the authentic building to give the space character and personality.

Sometimes, the different, the authentic, the original, looks good. It does not need to be concealed or hidden, but quite the opposite, displayed with pride.

Let’s see another one.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

Look now at the part where the dining room is divided from the lounge area, where the red ends. Do you see the pillar?

In this case it has been decorated with moldings creating a very elegant decorative pillar.

Just as it has been decorated like this, it can be coated and decorated in many other ways, depending on your tastes and style.

Highlight or create contrast with the beam, column, projection, mocheta, etc.

These ideas that we have just seen are to integrate and hide these elements, but as I said at the beginning, there is another solution, and it is totally contrary: Highlight them, make them part of the decoration “playing” with them, as we see below:

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

The arch and the pillar could have been painted with the same decorative painting technique that is applied to the walls.

However, it was decided to leave them smooth in the same color as the technique, creating an interesting contrast and making these elements stand out more. And the result is good.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

Look at the pillar of this room, in the corner.

It has been left completely naked, in concrete, creating an attractive contrast with the entire floor that is completely decorated in white.

The element could have been painted completely white, but instead it was decided to leave it naked to add an interesting touch to the space.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

Photo and work: Pedro Pintor

In this other work the painter applied an Atmosphere paint technique in black to the walls, leaving the mochette without technique and covered with another light shade to precisely generate contrast.

If you can not beat them, join him.

This comes to say that if you can’t hide that beam or pillar, maybe you can highlight it and make it an active part of the decoration.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

Photography Laura Gummerman Instagram Gummergal

This other space decorated in white has the dark wooden floor, and if you look at the ceiling beam, it could have been painted white to integrate it into the decoration.

However, it was painted dark, like the ground, to generate contrast and shine on the ceiling. Without complex.

As you can see, with some imagination, what was initially a headache, has become a fantastic ally to decorate our house.

An idea to hide a beam, column, projection, pillar or mocheta at home

Another example: Orange walls, and black beam. Nothing to hide it, but this helps us to decorate the room generating contrast and creating a color palette for the bicolor room.

So what is the best solution for you? Well, the one you like best, without more. Or you integrate it or highlight it. There is no other solution without doing major work.