Decorative ceiling beam ideas to inspire you. Whether you have a modern home style or more traditional home style, these beam ceiling options are great.
Decorative ceiling beams have been a popular architectural feature for centuries. They add depth, character, and visual interest to a room, while also giving it a sense of height and grandeur. Whether you're going for a contemporary design or rustic charm, decorative ceiling beams can be an excellent addition to any home.
One of the great things about wood beams on ceilings is that they come in a wide variety of styles and materials. The ceiling beams can also be used in a variety of ways, such as running parallel to each other or in a crisscross pattern, allowing you to create a unique look that is tailored to your specific tastes and preferences.
Ceiling Beam Examples that Stun!
Be inspired by these ceiling beam ideas that showcase everything from rustic beam ceilings to modern wood beam ceiling options!
Simple but rustic wood beam ceiling
Doesn't this living room feel like a warm hug? I've followed Emily Billings for a few years on Instagram and just love when she posts a picture. She's got the knack for beautiful, utilitarian decor, right? I think what I love most about this room is that everything feels so intentional. From the gorgeous, warm wood beam ceiling down to the warm, textural objects sprinkled through the room... it just all feels chosen.
Faux beams in a dining room
Brooke has worked wonders on her house. Loved following along on the process of having alder wood cut to make faux wood beams in her dining room. You'll have to pop over to her blog post to see the before/after photos but these beams were made out of alder wood and cost them about $7500 to have installed.
Adding wood details to a bedroom ceiling
I think a ceiling with beams added looks especially nice in bedrooms with taller ceilings. I'd love to have 10' ceilings, but I do think that, sometimes, a taller ceiling height can make rooms feel lacking in warmth/charm. This bedroom has a wood beam ceiling (that wouldn't be hard to add) and really brings in the warmth of the floors.
Ceiling with beams in bathroom
First off, this before/after bathroom makeover by Haneen is fabulous. I honestly can't get over the beautiful bathroom transformation. But, we are here to talk about the wood beam ceiling, so let's talk about that. I love that the beams are ran the length of the room, length-wise. I think it helps the eye continue taking everything in. Also, I would have never thought to add them to the ceiling in a bathroom, but it totally works!
Angled niche idea
This is pretty much my dream space. Isn't it just lovely? I really love the use of the vaulted ceiling beams. I think it helps designate the eating space as an actual space and, also, just adds some warmth without taking away from those majestic windows.
Vaulted ceiling beams
I wanted to share a slightly more common vaulted ceiling beams example. In this example, a lot of the home looks to be kept pretty neutral which lets the ceiling be the main star of the show. Although, this example looks to be pretty high-end, I do think it's doable for more affordable homes.
Modern eclectic dining room
Most of the decorative ceiling beams ideas have been awesome but ideas that you may have seen before. This wood treatment is very unusual, but awesome. At first, I didn't even realize that the wood was placed on the top part of the wall, my eye just went to the big X. But now that I see the chunky wood trim applied like crown moulding, I can't unsee it and I like it.
DIY faux wood beams
I've always said the goal of DIY projects is to not know they were a DIY project. Man, this beam ceiling is just amazing, right?
Design and Style Considerations
When it comes to decorative ceiling beams, there are so many different ways to install, use, and style them. The color and stain, textures and finishes, and beam accessories all make up part of the style of the room.
Let's talk a bit more about some of these.
Color and stain
One of the most important considerations for decorative ceiling beams is the color and stain. The natural color of the wood can add warmth and beauty to a room, but it can also clash with other elements in the space. Choosing a stain that complements the other colors in the room can help to create a cohesive look.
Textures and finishes
Textures and finishes can also play a role in the design of decorative ceiling beams. Rough textures can add a rustic or industrial feel to a space, while smooth textures can create a more polished look. Finishes such as matte or gloss can also impact the overall aesthetic of the beams.
Beam accessories can be used to enhance the look of decorative ceiling beams. These can include corbels, brackets, and straps, which can add a decorative element to the beams. It is important to choose accessories that complement the style of the beams and the overall design of the room.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you install faux wood beams on a ceiling?
Installing faux wood beams on a ceiling is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. First, measure the length of the ceiling where the beams will be installed. Next, cut the faux wood beams to the appropriate length and attach them to the ceiling using screws. Finally, cover the screws with wood filler and sand them down to create a seamless look.
What are the benefits of using styrofoam beams over real wood?
Styrofoam beams offer several benefits over real wood, including their lightweight construction, affordability, and ease of installation. They are also resistant to moisture and insects, making them a great option for outdoor use. Additionally, styrofoam beams can be easily painted or stained to match any decor style.
Are faux beams suitable for vaulted ceilings?
Yes, faux beams are a great option for vaulted ceilings. They can be installed to accentuate the height of the ceiling and add a touch of rustic charm to the space. Additionally, faux beams are much lighter than real wood beams, making them a safer option for installation on high ceilings.
What is the average cost of installing faux beams?
The cost of installing faux beams can vary depending on the size of the space and the type of beams being used. On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $500 and $2,500 for installation. However, this cost can be significantly lower than the cost of installing real wood beams, which can cost upwards of $10,000.
Whether you choose faux beams, exposed ceiling beams, or decorative wood beams, adding ceiling beams can be such a great addition to a home. After all this inspiration, I'm itching to add some to mine. =)
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