Add Some Detail to Your Home With a Pilaster Column
July 21, 2015
Despite the centuries that have passed since the fall of the Roman Empire, classical architecture remains popular in both public buildings and private residences, with columns as one of their most striking elements. However, columns can use up a lot of space, meaning that their presence is not practical in all homes. For homeowners interested in the classical appeal of columns but unable to squeeze them in, there is a perfect solution in the form of pilasters.
A pilaster is a relief created in the semblance of a classical column flattened against the wall, often coming with both capital and entablature. In contrast to similar elements such as columns built into the walls, a pilaster can be distinguished because it serves no purpose other than the ornamental. Used in the right manner, pilasters serve to lend a touch of elegance to the home, while also focusing attention to their immediate surroundings. For this reason, pilasters are sometimes combined with other elements such as arches to frame entrances, which is an excellent method for emphasizing their presence. Homeowners interested in other home design elements to complement pilasters can contact us at Art for Everyday.