Faux Ceiling Beam Ideas

Posted By Paul Birkhead Sep 30, 2020

As you prepare for your next home improvement project, you may want to consider updating the ceiling in your home. There are a lot of great faux ceiling beam ideas that can be used to make a big impact for an affordable price.

Add Interest to a Vaulted Ceiling

Whether you have a traditional vaulted ceiling or a barrel-vaulted ceiling, the lofty heights of that ceiling can make a room feel vast and empty. Fake wood beams can make the room much more cozy and inviting. In addition, faux beams can be conveniently installed because they are much lighter than real wood. They are often used in contrasting colors to the rest of the room or in the same color scheme; either way the beams bring a cozier feel to the room.

Paint Wood-Tinted Beams for Impact

Faux beams are often chosen because they can be painted very easily. The beams can be painted white to lighten up a room or black to provide an interesting contrast with the lighter colors of the rest of the ceiling. Imagine the fun contrast of brightly painted faux beams against the white ceiling and walls of a play room.

Play to a Traditional or Southwestern Theme

The faux ceiling beam is the perfect choice when you want to create a rustic, traditional feel. Southwestern décor often features open ceiling beams, as well. The rugged texture of sandblasted ceiling beams contributes the look of natural wood and contrasts with white plaster walls to create the comfortable feel of Southwestern home design. An antiqued stain on the beams can create a vintage feel in the home.

Play Up Interesting Architecture

Faux beams are often used to accent interesting architectural elements or to create a sense of continuity. If the home has very little architectural interest, then fake wood is the way to go to add some without breaking the bank. Many homes do not have the structure necessary to support solid wood ceiling beams. The faux ceiling beam is lightweight and can be used to create architectural interest, such as a coffered ceiling. Whether you install one long ceiling beam or create a geometric pattern with multiple beams, the lightweight convenience of faux beams makes them appropriate for almost any situation. For more faux ceiling beam ideas or to learn more about the fake wood beams available at Volterra, call 602.258.7373 today.