No architectural structures speak of the same drama and regality that columns do. Lining up and down halls and rooms, connecting the ceiling and the floor, these components evoke an old-world sophistication that transforms the entire tone of any house. Traditionally, columns bear loads of weight and keep the house standing upright, but faux stone columns have been taking the remodeling world by storm. Not all homes need the functional aspect of columns, which is why those made of synthetic materials have grown high in demand. The aesthetic of faux columns is an irreplaceable asset for any homeowner who wishes to inspire awe. Faux stone columns can be presented in multiple ways, depending on the layout and the eye for design. A popular organization of columns is to allow them to stand on their own, often spread throughout a room and taking the main stage. As an emulation of functional columns, these fixtures can stand alone as admirable works of art, carrying all of the fine details of authentic stone or can be faux finished to look like marble or other materials. This conjures the illusion that these columns are in fact bearing the weight of the roof and holding it up. They can also be placed beneath large staircases and under roofs covering patios outside. Another popular look is to arrange them along the walls, their tops meeting a beam that is installed overhead. This creates the look of passages and entryways in houses that lead, for example, from the living room to the dining room, or from the kitchen to a hallway. Just as with standalone columns, this arrangement appears to be holding part of the weight of the house. Columns made of synthetic materials meant to copy the look of stone, are easy to install and do not require any special care to keep them looking pristine. They are some of the best decorations on the market for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any house. For more information on columns, call Volterra Architectural Products at 602.258.7373 today.