8,311 Architectural Details

Architectural details add personality to a home. The character that people desire in a home isn’t necessarily in the paint or accessories, but in the architecture itself. Accents such as molding and baseboards will make a space feel finished, while wall paneling and appliques act as built-in decor that gives a sense of dimension. Supporting architectural elements, like columns and corbels, help homes feel stable and grand. Whether you are aiming for traditional, modern or any other style in your home, the architectural details discussed below are the building blocks to achieving your desired look. More 
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Molding and Millwork:

Crown molding, baseboard moulding, window trim and chair rails are all architectural elements that hide joints where materials — such as walls, ceilings and floors — intersect.

Wall Panels:

Wainscoting, beadboard and other decorative wall panels are designed to break up the typically empty space of walls with texture and architectural interest.

Capitals and Columns:

A column or pilaster will instantly add a sense of importance and stability to a space. Capitals and finials provide finishing touches to the tops of posts and columns.


These supportive pieces help hold up shelves, countertops and mantels, as well as add architectural detail to doorways and thresholds.

Onlays and Appliques:

Serving as decorative architectural details, onlays and appliques are applied to flat surfaces, such as walls and furniture, as embellishment.
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