Living room columns are a great yet simple way to add richness and detail to your living room. The columns also help to provide a transition between the living room and kitchen or dining room, especially if you have an open concept kitchen. Below are different ways that columns have been used to transform the living rooms.

Shiny floor
Winding staircase

For this living room, the owner chose to use classical columns with attractive capitals, at the top of the columns. Classical columns with eye-catching architectural details can be used to create grand details that will always capture the attention of the people in the room. There are different ways one can use architectural details for the columns; opting for either simple or elaborate designs.

Upholstered chair
Stone pillars

You can also use columns so that they are the main point in the room. This can be done by planning the furniture around the columns, like in this room. Letting the furniture dictate how you arrange your furniture can result in an elegant display.

Ceiling with geometric details
Small, round coffee table
White walls and ceiling
Stone fireplace

Home owners can choose to have columns made out of a variety of materials, depending on their preferences. Columns can be made from wood, brick, stone or even stucco.

Thick, comfortable cushions
House with patio
White area rug
Wooden floor
Comfy throw pillows
Vase of flowers

Columns work especially well in houses with large open floor plans, since they provide a smooth and elegant transition. However, you need to be careful about where you position them.

Simple chandelier
Large and spacious living room
Neat white couch
Glass coffee tables

If you do not have columns in your living room but are considering installing them in your house, then you should get columns that fit the architectural and interior design of your house, be it rustic, contemporary or any other design.

Ceiling with wooden beams
Stone wall

Wooden columns fit in particularly well in a rustic design. For this living room, the pillars have been joined with the wooden beams on the ceiling to create beautiful patterns.

Sheer grey drapes
White tablecloths
Grey and white themed living room
Neat bookshelf
Beautiful yellow lighting
Overhead hanging lights
Ornaments displayed on shelf
Series of windows
Contemporary living room
Grey furniture
Bright throw pillows with patterns
Large photograph
Floor section with arranged bricks
Glass coffee table with metal stands

Columns do not necessarily have to be built. If your house does not need a structural column to support the whole structure, you can opt for faux columns, which are non-structural and used solely for decoration purposes. For this living room, the owner uses a large tree whose branches have been cut off. The location of the tree creates a beautiful aesthetic in the room.

Living room with dim lighting
Numerous white rugs
Floor made of tiles
Long staircase