I hope everyone had a great weekend. I got a lot checked off my to-do list and also managed to fit in some downtime with a Sunday drive.
One of my favorite things to do on a sunny weekend is drive through neighborhoods and check out the exterior decor of homes. I enjoy looking at the details that give homes their character like shutters, doors and corbels. Traditionally corbels are used as a support feature to hold up a structure but more and more you are seeing them as both functional and decorative elements.
Some styles of home like Spanish or Cape Code are just meant for corbels and large, oversized designs like these really make an impact along an exterior bank of doors and windows.
They can be simple or elaborate in design and a trend you’re seeing a lot of now is the use of reclaimed or weathered wood to give the home an old-world look.
I love corbels as an accent framing the door to a home. They are a great alternative to columns or pillars and add so much style to a porch overhang.
On a true southern style home like this, they add to the charm of the exterior.
If adding corbels to your exterior decor is not an option, look at adding them inside as a beautiful architectural detail. They are a great way to frame and visually anchor a room, window or doorway.
Corbels are a quick and easy way to add style to your home, both inside and out.
WHERE TO SHOP FOR CORBELS:
Both Lowe’s and Home Depot have smaller corbels perfect for indoor use or smaller outdoor projects