19 Interiors With Spellbinding Ceiling Beams
Some things will never budge from our dream home wish lists: an expansive kitchen, a bedroom fireplace, a clawfoot bath tub. The newest addition? Beautiful, exposed ceiling beams, in all of their storied, rustic glory. Exposed beams add interest, textural detail, and a framing quality that makes other elements pop. Plus, they can make any space feel just a little bit fairytale. Scroll below for a few that have our hearts skipping a beat.
Soaring, vaulted ceilings have even greater impact thanks to pitched ceiling beams. Whether in open common spaces, cozy bathrooms, or kitchens, the pitched beams create an impressive airiness and are strikingly elegant.
Lars Kaslov for Bo Bedre
Complemented by plenty of natural light (here, by way of skylights), the pitched ceilings and beams open the space while adding visual interest to an open-plan living and dining space.
Can you say "dream bedroom"? We'd never want to leave.
This is what we mean when we say "just a little bit fairytale." White beams against matching white ceilings make these spaces the epitome of serene and peaceful. These tonal, white-on-white interiors have the air of Greek island hideaways–never a bad thing, in our book. In smaller spaces, as the kitchen below, white beams serve a practical function of creating an illusion of spaciousness.
Natural wooden ceiling beams add warm, rustic earthiness to any space. They also impart a sense of history, as many old structures feature this architectural element. Playing up contrasts, the knotty texture of organic wood plays beautifully alongside soft and femenine elements, such as in the bedroom below.
The exposed ceiling plays a big part in the palette and overall aesthetic of this living room, its honeyed hue complementing the brick wall and cobalt sofa beautifully. If you've got it, flaunt it, right?
Dark wooden beams have a regal, graphic punch, serving as additional texture and pattern in a space. With such striking impact, they look best in already roomy spaces and play beautifully off of complementary accents, such as hardwood floors, dark tile, or iron hardware and fixtures.
The unique, linear nature of these beams has an almost sculptural impact in this Parisian loft.
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