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Adding Architecture to Plain Spaces

September 7, 2023

Let's face it, more often then we would like to admit we encounter a room that just does not have enough character. This I think is a biproduct of one of two things; either it's a rental and it's hard to make big changes or the previous owner of the home was concerned with resale and kept it as neutral as possible. I'm here to tell you that both of these are easier to overcome then you think.

I rented for almost 15 years before I got married and we bought a home, and it took me years to figure out that some great trim and paint could completely change the vibe of my apartment. Trim is really easy to get creative with. You can go so much further then crown molding or chair rails. Abstract or classical designs both look amazing, and are a great way to add character to a small room by making the most of the vertical space.

If you own your home the array of options obviously broadens quite a bit. Take for example what was just a clean white box of a room, that after a little TLC looks like an amazing loft with a modern masculine twist. Adding brickwork might not always fit with the architecture of the home, but when it does, man does it make for a gorgeous space! Creating a framed space to tuck a headboard (either in brick or with millwork) makes it feel like a cozy nest for the bed. It adds a little romance to the space, which let's face it we could all use more of these days. People often forget to give the ceilings the attention they deserve. Usually just a few coats of paint and some recessed lighting. Adding a statement fixture or going a step further and adding some functional artistry to your ceiling again does wonders and without taking up any floor space so the room still feels open.

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