If you have a rustic, cottage, craftsman, or modern farmhouse aesthetic going on, nothing is more characteristic of these designs than wooden ceiling beams. And chances are if you don’t have them yet, you’ve been thinking of getting some gorgeous wood beams installed. They bring that extra bit of coziness into the room while giving the ceiling grand form, depth, and shape.
Regardless of the interior design you have going on, be it contemporary, Victorian, Mediterranean, or mid-century modern vibes, a careful glance around your open living spaces will likely remind you how small details can work to bring everything together. At the same time, you might notice a lack of character or structure. Faux wood beams are some of the most popular ways of bringing in that missing puzzle piece for an interior that is bursting with charm, harmony, and contrast all at the same time.
There are two main types of ceiling beams: solid and faux. Solid wooden beams are, well, solid; as in they are one big piece of lumber that extends across the ceiling. Faux beams are essentially very long hollow wooden boxes. They are a very convenient solution for homeowners who are looking to spruce up their rustic interiors on a budget.