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Romantic Architecture: A Style You’ll Fall in Love With

romantic-architecture Romantic Architecture: A Style You'll Fall in Love With
Romantic architecture first got its start in the late 18th century in the midst of the Age of Enlightenment. During this time, members of the community started to feel more comfortable expressing their emotions. From this expressive inspiration, romantic architecture was born.

Polluted by science and philosophies at the time, individuals considered this new age of architecture pure and exciting. Fast-forward 300 hundred years, and romantic architecture is still associated with the same purity and excitement.

This style continues to inspire and remain relevant in modern day architecture. While many choose to stick to traditional designs, others have forgone the old-fashioned domes, piers, and arcades and replaced them with stoned arches, whimsical bedrooms, and lush landscapes.

Perhaps you’re feeling inspired by all the gorgeous romantic architecture you saw on your last trip to Europe and want to incorporate it in your own home. Luckily for you, we have some tips that will help you decide how to transform any part of your home into a romantic work of art. And with help from Imperial Elite, your dreams can be made a reality.

Some of our favorite designs that’ll spice up your home with a little romance include:
  • Unique stones
  • Dramatic arches
  • Lush landscaping
  • Standout banisters
Follow along to learn how to incorporate these designs in your remodel project.

Unique stones


Stone is the perfect accessory for any romance-inspired project because it allows for flexibility. You can install it in your landscape, throughout the inside of your home, or even use it as a substitute for an exterior paint job. Want to use a specific stone you fell in love with while vacationing in Paris or Italy? We have the resources to procure any type of stone you desire, from anywhere in the world!

A few of our favorite areas to install stone for a romantic ambiance include:
  • Accent walls
  • Archways
  • Fireplaces
  • Exterior landscapes
  • Bedrooms
  • Courtyards
When choosing your unique stone, we recommend sticking with smaller sized shapes and neutral colors such as beige, tan, or grey. By choosing stones in this realm of color, your home will soon embody a true romantic architectural style.

Dramatic arches


Installing a dramatic arch in your home is one of our favorite design elements from romantic architecture, because it encompasses the style perfectly. The curved lines set a soft tone for the rest of your designs, and the structure creates a frame full of drama—which adds a romantic dimension in any room.

A well-installed arch could be the answer to all your desires. If a graceful invitation for your guests is what you want, adding an arch to your entryway is the perfect solution. If you’re looking to elongate a cramped space within your home, installing multiple arches back to back is ideal. Or, if you want a particular room to be the center of attention, inserting a wide angled arch will capture the dramatic look you were looking for.

With our Imperial Elite service, the sky is the limit. Get creative and install your romantic arch anywhere!

To help brainstorm where you’ll take this project, here are the most effective places to install an arch:
  • Doorways
  • Courtyards
  • Patios
  • Hallways
  • Long corridors
  • Windows
Arches effortlessly complement a romantic architectural theme. They’re also the perfect opportunity to install the columns you’ve always wanted, and may not even require a complete home remodel. With perks like these, what’s not to love?

Lush landscaping


Picture this: roses are surrounding your home, greenery is wrapping around your exterior window, and hedges are leading you down the long and winding stone path to your entryway. What better way to add romance to your home?

Lush landscaping is an easy and effective way to integrate a romantic architectural style. When done right, it completely transforms your property and gives your friends, family, or even prospective buyers a great first impression. Follow along for advice on what type of landscape design works best for you.

Some of our favorite romance-inspired landscaping tips include incorporating:
  • Rose bushes
  • Hedges
  • Dreamy benches
  • Greenery for privacy
  • Stone walkways
  • Marble fountains
  • Floral shrubs
For more expert advice on installing the perfect landscape, familiarize yourself on The Principles of Landscape Design or contact us today. Our Imperial Elite experts will assist you in choosing the best landscaping elements to complement your exterior designs.

Standout banisters


A banister serves much more than a functional purpose. It gives your home a touch of personality and transforms your staircase into a work of art. Incorporate a standout banister into your home to top off your romance-inspired remodel.

When installing a new banister, there are a couple of key elements to keep in mind. First, you should think about how it will complement the rest of your designs. If your staircase already has multiple different eye catching elements, it may be best to stick to a simple, sleek, and elegant banister. For this type of project, get inspired by these photos of simple banisters.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to add an additional dimension to your staircase, we recommend installing a more complex project that embodies true romance and luxury. With our Elite service, any customization is possible. Incorporate the designs that you fell in love with on your trip to Europe or make a classic statement with stone balusters.

Whichever way that you take this project, your new banister is sure to make a statement.

Time to sit back and fall in love!


Now that your work’s all done, it’s time to sit back, relax, and fall in love with your newly romance-inspired home! For more expert advice on creating the home of your dreams, visit our Phoenix or Mesa locations or contact one of our specialists from Imperial Elite to get a jump start on your masterpiece.