Balustrades—the railings, canopy and ornamental framework for staircases and porches—are an essential feature of your building’s exterior, functioning as a decorative and practical piece. Designers, however, have no limit to their creativity, so you can get customised orders with extra features that fit your taste. These ideas will inspire you to personalise your balustrade’s design and give it a one-of-a-kind touch. You can incorporate any of these ideas into your home’s existing décor or choose something bolder.
Many balustrades have horizontal lines, which are perfect for creating a balance between the vertical and horizontal aspects of your home’s design.
To make an interesting shape, distract the eyes of your guests by using oblique lines. Opt for a balustrade with lines that are not parallel to each other and not necessarily straight. The lines can be horizontal, vertical, diagonal or diagonal to vertical.
Although they might seem formal and less creative than other designs, geometric designs are actually a great way to mix your house’s décor while giving it a modern touch.
Use elements such as triangles, hexagons and octagons to give the balustrades texture and depth. Alternatively, use the same geometric pattern across the entire design, so the balustrades are uniform and fit with the design of your entire home.
Flowers and leaves are perfect for creating a romantic and natural look. They are a great way to add a personal touch to the home’s décor. You can also integrate them with a simple geometric pattern.
Paint the Balustrades
The colour of the balustrade will dramatically affect the home’s overall look. You can use the existing colours of the exterior wall to match the balustrade design, or you can create a contrast between the two. Cloudy green is a popular choice, but any colour can create a new look.
Use Coloured Glass
Decorative glass can be an interesting feature on balustrades. This feature can make the entire look more appealing and catch the attention of every guest. Coloured glass is also an interesting way to bring more light into your home.
Use Old Things
Old things are often forgotten about, but they can be a great decorating touch for the home’s exterior. You can use old bottles, metal pieces from old equipment and other items that you have collected over time. These features can be placed on the railing or mounted directly to the wall. They’re great for creating a vintage look without spending much.
Include Metal Elements
Metal elements can give an industrial touch to your home and, more specifically, outdoor design. For example, a metal chain can be a beautiful decoration for a small balcony; the metallic material can make the balcony look beautiful.
If you want to add a touch of ornamental metal, but you are not sure about its choice, check with your local hardware store for more advice.
Personalised balustrading gives you the opportunity to showcase your personality. You can use the ideas mentioned above to get started.
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