Many of you ask me how to hide, cover or conceal a beam, pillar or other protruding structural element.
Usually they have a headache, whether we like it or not, that bundle or column will not disappear and we have to live with it.
And the truth is that little can be done to hide it or hide it. We have three solutions:
Cover it with a plaster partition or cardboard.
Integrate it into the decoration.
Highlight it in the decoration.
And that’s what we’ll see next, some decorative tricks “Hide,” conceal, integrate, or highlight that beam or pole how much it gives you headaches.
Integrate, hide and mimic a beam or pole with paint
The living room was designed by stylist Souraya Hassan from the house of Binti
The first and simplest of all is to integrate that pillar, beam or wet into the decoration by 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 urinal painted in the same color and pointed. Enough. It integrates perfectly into the decoration. Not resorting to works or other more complex methods.
Let’s look at more examples.
REFORM AND INTERIOR DESIGN ESTUDIO SINCRO
That pillar behind the sofa is completely necessary to maintain the structure and architecture of the floor. You can’t play if you don’t do a great job, and in some cases not even that. The solution? The interior design studio Sincro decided to paint it the same as the rest of the walls and comfortably integrate it into the decoration of the space with simplicity and elegance.
Photography and colors Bruguer
In this Brugger set in which we see the color of rosewood combined with terracotta, we can also see a large urinal on the wall and how it is painted exactly the same as the rest of the room. Enough. Fast and efficient.
We can also do this with beams or ceiling beams. Notice in the room above these lines the reinforcing beam passing through the room.
Had it been painted white, it would have stood out much more than the color in the walls, making the beam integrate seamlessly.
Other ways to integrate and hide a pillar, pillar or beam
Interior Decor Aid
Studio Decor Aid decided to leave the ceiling structure of this original bedroom in sight, an authentic building that gives the space character and personality.
Sometimes different, authentic, original looks good. It should not be disguised or hidden, but on the contrary, proudly displayed.
Let’s see another.
Now look at the part where the dining room separates from the living room, where the red ends. Do you see the pillar?
In this case it is decorated with moldings creating a very elegant decorative pillar.
Just as it is decorated in this way, it can be covered and decorated in many other ways, depending on your taste and style.
Highlight or contrast with a beam, pillar, protrusion, urinal, etc.
These ideas we just saw are integrating and hiding these elements, but as I said at the beginning, there is another solution, and it is quite the opposite: Highlight them, make them part of the decoration that “plays” with them, as we see down:
The arch and pillar could be painted with the same decorative painting technique 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.
Look at the pillar of this room, in the corner.
It is left completely bare, in concrete, creating an attractive contrast to the entire floor which is completely decorated in white.
The element could have been painted entirely in white, but instead was chosen to remain bare to add an interesting touch to the space.
Photography and work: Pedro Pintor
In this second work, the painter applied the technique of painting the atmosphere in black to the walls, leaving the urinal without technique and covered with another light tone to precisely create contrast.
If you can’t beat them, join him.
This means that if you can’t hide that beam or pillar, you might be able to highlight it and make it an active part of the decoration.
Photo by Laura Gummerman Instagram Gummergal
This second space decorated in white has a 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 floor, to create contrast and show up on the ceiling. No complicated.
As you can see, with a little imagination, what was initially a headache has become a fantastic ally for decorating our home.
Another example: orange walls and a black beam. Nothing can be hidden, but it helps us to decorate the room by creating contrast and creating a color palette for a two-tone room.
So, what is the best solution for you? Well, the one you like best, no more. You either integrate it or highlight it. There is no other solution without more work.
And if you don’t know how to decorate it, here you can see 40 ideas for decorating walls.