Faux wood ceiling beams are specially designed and manufactured decorative structures that mount onto your ceiling. Though they are made to look identical to a wide range of woods, faux wood ceiling beams are made of high-density polyurethane (HDP) that has been molded by machinery to mimic the exact grain, color, and texture of real wood. These beams are light enough to be installed by one or two people.
They are also designed to span the length of the ceiling of a room, from end to end. Since the beam is designed to be hollow, with three solid sides and a fourth exposed side it can accommodate exposed infrastructure and fit over piping, wiring, and other infrastructural eyesores on the ceiling.
An exposed ceiling beam draws the eye up and creates an illusion of greater ceiling height. Traditionally, exposed beams signified high ceilings, and Faux beams are used to create the same effect.
Here are 5 things you can do with faux beams
1.Pop of Color
Just when you thought faux beams couldn’t be any more of an accent… think again! These gorgeous, turquoise exposed beams do an excellent job of bringing color and life into this cool, calm space. With a little help from some natural lighting, these beams are undoubtedly the star of the show.
2. Cozy Up The Bedroom
What better way to live out your farmhouse dreams than to wake up every day to these gorgeous, rustic faux beams? With all cream/white decor and a light hardwood floor, these sturdy looking beams are both an eyecatcher and a centerpiece, pulling the room together.
3. Incorporate Skylights
This is what skylights are made for – bringing some natural sunshine into a dark, classic design. These exposed fake beams add a homespun touch to this elegant dining room, while a charming light fixture provides ambiance and character.
4.Add Some Contrast
These “blackout” faux beams pose a lovely, modern contrast against these pearly-white walls. This contrast is a great strategy to make any room appear bigger and brighter, posing a spatial illusion.
5.Truss It Up
Truss faux beams work well with ridge or flat ceilings. Trusses can be customized, with arched or straight diagonals, rafter tails, and so forth, with some trusses even spanning two tiers tall. Truss faux beams give structure, depth, and dimension to your design.
Faux beams are a strong design element that affect the sense of size and height in a room. In reality, these beams can add to the decor and the perceived size of the space they preside over. A ceiling beam can be installed to hide infrastructure, or for purely aesthetic reasons. True-aged wooden beams are prohibitively expensive to purchase, ship, and install. The labor is intensive since the beams can weigh nearly 1000 pounds. Faux beams offer all of the aesthetic value and much more convenience.
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