Create a Dramatic Effect With Exposed Ceiling Beams

Posted By Paul Birkhead Sep 30, 2020

Have you been looking for an affordable way to transform the look of your home? One of the most dramatic style elements you can incorporate into your home is exposed ceiling beams. Not only do they draw the eye upward, giving the impression of extra space, they also add warmth and texture to any room. Here are a few design ideas to consider when shopping for ceiling beams.

Beams That Make Scale Sense

With so many size, texture, and finish options for wood ceiling beams, it may be difficult to decide which look to choose. One guiding principle to help in your selection is scale. A smaller room with lower ceilings may be better suited for lighter, smaller beams to help promote the feeling of space and openness. Beams with dark finishes may make a small room feel closed in. Larger rooms or rooms with vaulted ceilings may accommodate darker, more dramatic beams without closing in the space.

Styles Galore

When you think of exposed ceiling beams, you may envision straight, rectangular beams that run across a ceiling. While these standard beams are beautiful, there are so many more options to choose from to make the space unique. Some of these include corbel-cut end beams (which is a style of beam that includes a decorative structural support on either end of each beam), U-shaped beams, and arched beams.

Go Faux

There are some noteworthy reasons to choose faux wood beams for your home. Not only are they less expensive, they are also easier to transport and install. They weigh considerably less than real wood beams and, therefore, put less strain on the structure of a ceiling. Many types of faux wood are just as durable and have the same detail and look as real wood.

Beams for Any Room

Ceiling beams can be beautiful additions to any space in your home—the kitchen, family room, dining room, entry way, etc. They can make spaces appear bigger while lending a cozy, rustic feel to the room. There are many textures, finishes and materials to choose from to create a look that is uniquely yours. Call 602.258.7373 today for information about the many styles and sizes of faux ceiling beams available at Volterra.