GIF Magic: MORE Proof Architectural Details (Even Fake Ones) Are Worth It

GIF Magic: MORE Proof Architectural Details (Even Fake Ones) Are Worth It

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 19, 2016

Last week I showed off some magical GIFS that took out—and added back in—specific types of architectural detail. This week, I've got even more, in a similar vein, to look at. Because we're not all living in our dream homes, seeing how certain types of architectural details add character demonstrates that it may be totally worth the time, money and energy to consider adding them to your own home. And this time, you'll see some ways that even "faking" architectural detail can have a huge visual impact.

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In this beautiful home shared by three creative women (find this home tour here) you can see how something as simple as leaving an architectural detail in its natural wood state, or perhaps painting it a bold color, can really change the look and feel of a room.

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In Derek & Ashley's Artistic, Quirky & Sentimental Seattle Apartment, a set of three crown moldings add interest and "frame" an already well-decorated room.

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Don't have any molding to begin with (and sure don't feel like adding any), take a cue from Kelly's Cozy Chic Studio; you can "fake" the look of crown molding with sharp paint lines.

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In Danielle's Charming and Classic Chicago Walk-Up, you can see how even something as simple as wall panel molding can add sophistication to a space.

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In Joanne's 1940s Art Deco Apartment Renovation, I actually took out a few layers of architectural detail so you can see how each piece works together to create a stunning space, and that each element plays a vital part in creating a beautiful visual impact.


What do you think? Do the architectural details above really add a lot of visual interest to the rooms above?

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