One of the main reasons I’m such a huge fan of older homes is the architectural details that you just don’t find in most houses built today. Bulls-eye trim, room pillars, arched doorways, and all those wonderful things that add character to a home. Yes, you can certainly have them in a new home, but they tend to be expensive. So it’s often more economical to find an older home that already has unique elements. One architectural enhancement I love is ceiling beams, so I thought I’d share that love by showing a variety of ways to add ceiling beams to any room.
Who says beamed ceilings have to stay indoors? Curved beams grace the ceiling of this outdoor patio space.
Pair rustic ceiling beams with white painted shiplap for a tried and true farmhouse look.
Normally a vaulted ceiling can make a room feel a bit cavernous, but this bedroom looks warm and cozy with a wood stained ceiling and beams.
White ceiling beams add architectural charm while keeping a bright and spacious feeling.
I love this library area with its curved ceiling and beams. A wooden stair rail, built-in bookcases, and painted paneling all add to the charm and appeal of this beautiful space.
Rustic wooden beams mimic the gleaming wood floors underfoot. The wood keeps the white kitchen from looking cold and institutional.
Gray beams reflect the gray textiles of slipcovers and pillows in this shabby chic living room.
Gorgeous rough hewn beams lend farmhouse appeal to this rustic kitchen.
Have you ever laid eyes on a unique dining room ceiling like this one? A circular brick pattern adds to the wagon wheel effect of the ceiling beams.
Buffalo checks on the chairs echo the grid pattern of the beamed ceiling overhead.
Here’s a unique architectural twist on kitchen ceiling beams.
Another bedroom gets cozy appeal with a wooden ceiling and beams, complete with a roaring fireplace!
A dormer window adds light to this vaulted ceiling. The row of windows on the far walls keep the natural light flowing. Whether ceiling beams are painted or stained, rough hewn or smooth and carved, they look great in any room!
Are you a fan of ceiling beams?