You decorate your walls, so why not your ceiling? The dome of your dwelling is a blank canvas — albeit, one that is too often neglected. Beams, whether structural or purely decorative, instantly add visual interest. Reclaimed wood planks lend rustic ambiance, while white-washed panels enhance coastal appeal, and cement gives any room an industrial vibe. Ahead are 13 of our favorite spaces with decorative and structural ceiling beams that demand a double take.
1. Contemporary Farmhouse Ceiling Beams
2. Cozy Ski Chalet Ceiling Beams
3. Cheerful and Industrial Ceiling Beams
4. Desert Oasis Ceiling Beams
5. Modern Beachside Villa Ceiling Beams
This Palm Beach, Sydney coastal retreat is a prime example of thinking outside the box, err square room. Taking a cue from its coastal surroundings, it blends serene hues, and carefully-considered elements — natural wood beams, herringbone pattern wood floors, and floor to ceiling windows.
6. Traditional Farmhouse Grandeur Ceiling Beams
7. Italian-style Kitchen Ceiling Beams
8. Sleek and Sophisticated Ceiling Beams
This sleek North Zealand dream house, constructed in traditional Danish style, is sophistication come to life. Inspired by nature, the home is filled with organic materials and surrounded by breathtaking views of the neighboring lake and forest. This no-frills approach to bringing the outdoors in, is what makes this place so mesmerizing.
9. White-washed Minimalism Ceiling Beams
10. Eclectic and Well-traveled Ceiling Beams
The architecture is the star of this modern Hudson, New York residence designed by Jennifer Bunsa. Rustic wooden beams, columns, and flooring accentuate the natural beauty of traditional farmhouse construction. While an array of eclectic art and decorative flourishes, such as industrial style windows, Moroccan doors, and ceramic tile, amp up the personality.
11. Boho-Chic Ceiling Beams
12. Warm and Woodsy Ceiling Beams
A chiseled stone wall and flooring paired with rustic wood-planked and beamed ceiling lend woodsy allure to this pastoral cabin.
13. Faux Wood Ceiling Beams
Can you believe that these wood beams are purely decorative? That's right! With a little help from her family and Arizona Faux Beams, Jennifer Stagg — the DIY savant behind the blog With Heart — was able to tackle this DIY challenge, and add beautiful faux wood beams to her great room ceiling. Not for the faint of heart or the DIY newbie, installing decorative wood beams can be a daunting task. Consider consulting with a professional before embarking on this home remodel adventure to ensure proper installation and safety.