Decorative ceiling beams are a great way to create visual interest in a space, change the look and feel of the room, and really enhance your ceilings in areas such as the den, great room, dining room and bedrooms. In today’s market many Clients are looking at diverse home make over options that are cost-effective and visually appealing without the undertaking of a renovation. With that said, decorative ceiling beams are a wonderful option to change the look and feel of your home with the most popular choices in this type of ceiling installation being wood and faux wood ceiling beams. The faux wood decorative ceiling beams are great for adding to a room’s rustic charm or infusing a natural texture and serene ambiance into a contemporary design.
We really like the Woodbeam Company and what they have to offer with their finely crafted wood boxbeams and they specialize in custom, hand-crafted Douglas Fir boxbeams. Perhaps the biggest selling feature to us is the fact that the Woodbeam Company is a Canadian company as we certainly love to stay Canadian in our products and materials wherever possible. Hand-crafted Douglas Fir boxbeams look identical to solid timbers, but are much more cost effective, more environmentally friendly, and much easier to install, making them a very popular option for Clients.
Here are a few popular trends in decorative ceiling beams to consider for your next design project:
Natural Wood Accent
Installing decorative wood ceiling beams with a natural finish will bring a rustic touch to any design. Try it in a bathroom or bedroom paired with rustic and antique furniture pieces for the ultimate cozy cottage feel.
For an impactful monochromatic design try a white on white box beam ceiling. This is an architectural element that creates visual interest without being too overpowering. It can also be a good technique in breaking apart an otherwise featureless ceiling.
Combine Planks and Beams
Align horizontal planks between vertical beams to create a more full-coverage look and maximize visual impact. When adding planks, you can experiment with contrast or monochromatic colour schemes to achieve your desired dramatic tone.
Contrast with Dark Wood Beams
Pair chunky, exposed dark wood beams with a crisp white ceiling for beautiful, elegant contrast. This can be particularly impactful when paired with an otherwise monochromatic room that will draw the eye directly up to the dark wood beams, creating the feeling of a much larger space.
Exposed Trusses on Vaulted Ceiling
Decorative exposed trusses can be a very interesting and fun visual element to play with if you have vaulted ceilings. This is a preferred choice for rooms with very high vaulted ceilings, as the horizontal exposed trusses could decrease the feeling of openness in a smaller room.
Prism Interiors is the preferred choice for Calgary interior home improvement projects, including decorative beam installations, interior finishing services, full renovations or bathroom and kitchen renovations. We have an in-house Interior Designer so when the need arises, she can definitely work with our Clients to identify the best design options for your next home project and make the most impact in your space. Contact Prism Interiors today to discuss how we can transform your home interior on a budget that works for you!