5 Easy Architectural Details You Can Add To Your Home

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Oct 05, 2015 07:50 AM EDT
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House or loft architecture and modern design in Vigo, Galicia, 20th November 2006 (Photo : Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images )

Modern minimalist design has taken over real estate home interior design these days. However, if you are the type who would like more than just a seamless, simple box look, there are several home projects you can do to enhance the design and boost the charm of your home.

"Nothing jump-starts design envy more than walking into a home with stunning architectural details like interesting ceilings, textured walls, charming stained glass and more," said Apartment Therapy. "Don't despair if you don't have any built-in architectural details in your home; there are some ideas you can try that just might give your space a similar feel as those bursting with architectural character and charm."

Here are 5 easy architectural details you can add to your home according to Realty Times:


An archway is common with Spanish and Mediterranean house designs, and if you fancy such type of looks for your abode, you can definitely include this design detail when doing a home renovation.

Crown molding

Some may say that crown molding is an outdated interior design style, but there are actually plenty of newer and stylish crown molding designs in the market today that can turn your outdated or too-minimalist-for-your-own-good home into something that is intricately beautiful.

Ceiling beams

"Ceiling beams can be added to any ceiling and come in a wide variety of styles, from rustic worm-holed wooden beams to sleek and modern metal designs," said HGTV. "Ceiling beams are also great places to install recessed lighting fixtures or hide wiring from a home theater system."

You can also paint your beams for a different look

"Wood beams can give a rustic or antique looks but painted beams bring a different type of warmth and character," said Better Homes and Gardens. "Don't forget to look up when designing your space. In this kitchen, the box beams on the ceiling are a sunny shade of yellow to match the cabinets. Exposed ceiling beams make a space with a high ceiling feel more welcoming."

However, if you find using real wood (which can be expensive) too much of a commitment, faux wood beams which are significantly lighter but achieves the same look are also a good option.

Panel moldings

If you are no longer having fun with your plain boring walls and want to up your home design by more than just hanging wall arts, you can enhance the view of your walls by creating panels using strips of moldings.

Tin ceilings

There is no cooler way to make your ceiling as a focal paint than adding texture with the use of tin tiles. Tin tiles are vastly used in interior design today to achieve linear metal looks, corrugated metal and stamped tiles designs. 

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