Sometimes, structural elements can become a hindrance to the overall interior design aesthetic. But have you ever thought about using them as part of your design ideas? Well, below we’ve listed 5 ideas to inspire you:
1. Modified Partition Wall
If you’re got an existing non-load bearing wall in your home that you want to be altered, then it can become a great opportunity for you to design a customized partition wall. You can dismantle the sides of the wall that where you want to create an sense of openness and convert the remaining part into something functional – such as a media, accent, or statement wall.
2. Beam Drops
If you’re working with a space that has a lot of visible structural details, then chances are that you’ll come across a rogue beam. Such beams can become a part of the overall interior design. You can paint them the colour of your ceiling for camouflage, or you can leave them as is and have them become an industrial inspired design element within the space.
3. Designing around the column
Exposed columns are rare in residential units, but if you’ve got one and want to conceal it, then you can do so by designing bespoke carpentry items around it. In this image, you can see how the wrap-around study desk totally makes you forget that there’s a column behind all these additions.
4. Where false ceiling comes in
If you don’t want any part of your ceiling structure to be visible at all, then going for a false-ceiling can be your best bet. False ceilings usually conceal all such elements, but they also tend to make the ceiling height shorter. However, this side-effect is not an obstacle at all if you’ve got an open floor and highly spacious plan.
5. Beam seperators
Usually, if you’ve got a visible beam in your ceiling, then it can become a part of the overall layout. You can designate the separation of various spaces based on the placement of the beam. So when a certain part of the layout ends, the beam can act as an advisor on the starting point of the next section. For example, the beam drop can be the metaphorical division between the living room and dining area in an open floor plan.