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Choosing the right style is obvious when you consider that a small architectural feature can make a huge difference in the appearance of a home. For example, a simple square column that is perfect for a cottage will not have the same effect in a neoclassical home, which may be better suited for fluted round columns.
The choice between square and round columns is completely subjective and depends on your design preferences. Square columns are often found in bungalow style houses, Dutch houses, and colonial houses.
Corrugated columns will have a series of vertical grooves or narrow channels running along the length of the column as an additional decorative touch. The Doric order of columns was often fluted, but many modern houses prefer fluted columns with a simple base and capital.
Classic columns are usually round and tapered, which means that the diameter increases from top to bottom, creating an interesting profile.
Add a dramatic look to your home's hallway, living room or dining room with floor-to-ceiling interior columns. If you have a spacious room, combining architectural columns can take away that cave feeling, adding a sense of Old World elegance and charm. Plus, this creative use of columns will bring a sense of exceptional exclusivity that adds value to your home. Consider these new ideas for placing architectural columns throughout your home.