Have you recently glanced at your ceiling and found it lacking in character? One solution is to consult with experts specializing in beam installation. While a fresh coat of paint can help, what if your room requires a captivating focal point that isn't necessarily at its center? Beams with the perfect finish and texture to complement your interior design can be a wise investment. Discover how these low-maintenance, lightweight options can truly transform your space.
Choose the Right Decorative Beam for your living room with high ceilings:
Decorative ceiling beams add an extra decorative touch to a room without overpowering the architecture and interior design especially when they’re strategically placed.
Box beams closely resemble solid wood beams but are actually hollow. Crafted by joining three planks of wood, they create the appearance of an enclosed container or 'box.' Their hollow and lightweight nature makes installation simpler and stress-free. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, box beams can also serve a practical purpose, concealing wiring or plumbing that runs across a ceiling
Custom faux wood beams, on the other hand, are meticulously crafted from high-density polyurethane foam or resin. They are designed to replicate the texture of real wood, even down to the finest details such as knots. These beams offer not only easier installation compared to solid wood beams but also low-maintenance benefits. You won't have to worry about sanding and refinishing, as simple dusting renews their shine and keeps the surface clean. Like traditional beams, they are excellent for enhancing rustic, farmhouse, or even modern industrial designs
Immediately when you hear the term, “trusses,” you might envision the triangular parts of a roofing system that provide additional support to the roof. Plus, you’d hardly ever see them because the ceiling panels usually cover them unless you go up to the attic where they're often exposed due to the architecture. However, installing wood trusses can result in a decorative addition to high ceilings without adding weight or support. With a variety of styles, they can pair nicely with rustic, modern, industrial, and even minimalist motifs.
To coordinate with the beams or as a stylish stand-alone addition, you can also have a wood mantel installed onto your fireplace. The texture and finish pair well with the masonry of your hearth no matter what the room’s design entails. Mantels are also quite useful for keeping your favorite accessories that you want to include with the space’s focal point.
Low Timber Beams
In recent years, low timber beams have gained popularity beyond just the kitchen, particularly in settings that embrace the farmhouse, country, or rustic style. These beams are well-suited for low ceilings, unlike other beam styles that are most effective in rooms with higher ceilings. They have the remarkable ability to create a cozier ambiance in spaces like sitting rooms, dens, or even home offices. However, it's important to exercise restraint when incorporating low timber beams, as an excessive number can make a room feel cramped and enclosed. So, moderation is key when adding this accent.
Benefits of Installing Decorative Ceiling Beams
Aside from offering a solution that won’t break the bank, decorative beam installation ramps up your room’s aesthetic in a dramatic way. You can add color and an eye-catching pattern on a blank ceiling. Also, such a renovation would add value to your home should you ever decide to sell. Such unique features can make the property stand out and give it character. Plus, depending on the height of the ceiling, you won’t have to go heavy on the light fixtures since, in some cases, recessed lighting works well.
Where Can You Find Decorative Ceiling Beams
Finally, you need to look no further than Kustom Beams to find quality crafted decorative ceiling beams. Our beams are made from real wood, and no two sets are ever alike. We pay close attention to your preferences and your desired outcome for your space. We can also create beams that match your flooring, furniture, and/or cabinets or shelving. Whether you need a dramatic change to any of the rooms in your home, or you want hollow beams added to a new construction, contact us for more insight and inspiration.