Close your eyes and imagine your dream home. Now compare it with your current home. Are there any architectural details that are missing in your present space? If you can’t afford to renovate the house you live in into the house you yearn for, you can still bring a remodeled feel into your room design with faux architectural details and some clever tips!
One little detail that makes a big difference in a room is the ceiling; a tray ceiling or coved ceiling gives an extra bit of character to a space.
But you can get the look without any construction work by using molding and paint to create an optical illusion! This ceiling is actually part of an amazing basement remodel that uses all kinds of tricks to beautify the space; make sure you check out the rest of the project!
Does your style lean a little more toward Mid-Century Modern?
Add a Mid Mod touch to your ceiling lighting by making a DIY starburst medallion! While the site with the original instructions appears to be gone, the article I found at Curbly has enough details that you could figure it out fairly easily, especially if you are mathematically inclined.
Windows are such an important part of a home’s design, making a visual impact both inside and out.
If you wish you had more or larger windows but don’t have the budget for installing new ones, it’s possible to give that illusion to your interior design by simply changing the placement of the rod. Isn’t it amazing how much bigger the window on the right looks? Similarly, using longer curtains and/or placing the rod higher above a window will make it appear larger to the eye.
Columns add a formal, stately look to a space.
Don’t have those columns in your budget? Use faux finishing techniques to get a similar look for a whole lot less with these DIY columns! You can get the how-to at HGTV’s website. The project instructions are actually for elaborate DIY Halloween decorations, but they’ll look great in your home any time of the year. Make them as pedestals, like the ones seen here, or use a larger tube as a base to make a floor-to-ceiling version.
Have you created any faux architectural features in your own home?