Pillars and columns can be a design challenge in any room. On the one hand, they can provide a sense of structure and stability to a space. On the other hand, they can also feel intrusive and break up the flow of a room. If you want to disguise or hide pillars and columns in a room, there are a few strategies you can try.

3D rendering of a basement

1. Install a wall

If the pillars are structural and you have the budget, you can consider installing a wall that includes the pillars. This will provide a sense of separation (in this case, between the media room and office) and will also help to define and organize the space, making it feel more functional and efficient. 

By creating an extra room or den you would also increase the perceived value of the house. A well-designed and well-appointed extra room or den can be a major selling point for a house and can make it stand out in the market.

Overall, this solution not only can greatly improve the appearance of the space, but it can also increase the value of your home.

Room partition in a basement- New Interior Solutions

2. Use furniture to conceal the pillar

Disguising a pillar in a basement by using cabinets that incorporate the pillar itself has several benefits. 

Firstly, it helps to create a more cohesive and cohesive design in the space. Instead of having an unsightly and often obstructive pillar in the middle of the room, the use of cabinets allows the pillar to blend seamlessly into the surrounding design. This makes the space feel more visually appealing and open, as the pillar is not drawing attention to itself.

Secondly, it allows for more functional use of the space. By incorporating the pillar into the cabinets, additional storage space can be created. This is especially useful in a basement where storage is often at a premium. 

Finally, disguising the pillar with cabinets can also add value to the home. By creating a more cohesive and functional design, the space becomes more attractive to potential buyers or renters. This can ultimately increase the value of the home and make it more desirable in the market.

Hiding a pillar with a bookcase

3. Make it a luminous artistic focal point

Disguising a pillar in a basement by making it a luminous artistic focal point can add visual interest and appeal to the space. By turning the pillar into a unique and eye-catching feature, it can draw the attention of people entering the room and serve as a conversation starter. 

Additionally, using light to highlight the pillar can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the basement, making it feel more inviting and comfortable. This can be especially beneficial in basements that are used as living or entertaining spaces, as it can help to make the area feel more cohesive and aesthetically pleasing. 

An additional light source in a basement can be a huge plus, as basements are often darker than other areas of a home due to their location underground or partially underground. An extra light can help to brighten the space and make it feel more welcoming and open. 

Choose a light source that will suit the size and style of the pillar and a carved panel that will complement the design. You may want to experiment with different lighting effects, such as dimming the lights or changing the color temperature, to create different moods and atmospheres.

Luminous pillar

4. Make it fun

One benefit of disguising a pillar in a basement by making it look like a tree trunk with a swing is that it adds a unique and visually appealing element to the space. This can help to make the basement feel more welcoming and inviting, rather than being a functional but uninspiring space.

Additionally, having a swing in the basement can provide a fun and enjoyable activity for children or adults to enjoy. It can also serve as a conversation starter and encourage people to spend more time in the basement.

Finally, disguising the pillar as a tree trunk with a swing can also help to create a sense of whimsy and playfulness in the space, which can be especially helpful in basements that may be used as playrooms or recreation areas.

Pillar disguised as a tree

5. Add shelving around it

By adding shelves around the pillar, it becomes less noticeable and blends in with the rest of the space, making the basement look more cohesive and visually appealing. Instead of the pillar taking up valuable space, the addition of shelves allows for more functionality and use of the area. 

The shelves can be used to either store various items, which can help to declutter the space and make it more organized, or to display decorative items. Sometimes, like in this example, one of the shelves can even be turned into a desk.

The pillar can often be an obstacle or a hindrance when moving around the space. By adding shelves, the pillar becomes less of an obstacle and more of a functional element.

Basement pillar disguised with shelves

By using one or more of these strategies, you can successfully disguise or hide pillars and columns in a room and create a cohesive and harmonious design.

Don’t let those unsightly pillars ruin the aesthetic of your basement – try out one of these ideas and transform your space into a more cohesive and visually appealing room! 

If you are struggling to find the right solution for your own basement pillars, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect solution for your space.

And if you’re feeling inspired, why not take on the challenge and come up with your own unique way to disguise those pillars? Share your ideas and creative solution in the comments below! 

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