A very popular ceiling enhancement is including exposed wood beams or even faux wood beams. Whether the beams are painted the same color as the ceiling or contrast with the ceiling (i.e. natural wood on white), they can look fabulous.
The beamed ceiling is an example where function and form are equally important and are equally sought after. In other words, the function is to support the ceiling form is the aesthetic quality. The beams serve both equally. Check out our awesome beamed ceiling photo gallery below.
This is a charming living room with a wooden cathedral ceiling dominated by the large exposed wooden beams. This wooden ceiling works well with the fireplace in providing a cozy and comfortable environment for those enjoying the large L-shaped sectional gray sofa.
This is an elegant living room that has a high cathedral ceiling made of wood and has exposed dark wooden that fits well with the dark wooden hue of the entertainment cabinet, the console table behind the gray couch and the hardwood flooring.
This is a great room that houses the living room area, dining area, and kitchen all under one high white arched ceiling that has exposed wooden beams that stand out with its dark brown tone. This matches with the various wooden elements of the great room like the railings and the base of the fish tank.
This is the view of a beautiful kitchen from outside the open glass doors. You can see here that the bright white hue that dominates the floor, walls and cabinetry is balanced by the wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams matching the column outside.
The glass windows on both sides of this living room give its white walls a natural brightness as well as its light gray sofa set. This is complemented by the charming wooden ceiling with exposed wooden beams that are only above the area of the living room.
This is a charming kitchen that has a large column of stone that houses the fireplace next to the large kitchen island that has wooden cabinets and drawers matching the other cabinetry of the kitchen that is complemented by the dark wooden exposed beams of the ceiling.
The beautiful beige marble flooring of this dining area next to the kitchen is augmented by the yellow lights of the large square pendant light hanging from the cove beige ceiling. This is complemented by the exposed wooden beams of the same hue.
The highlight of this charming kitchen is the large stone alcove of the cooking area that is complemented by the surrounding black wooden cabinetry. These elements stand out against the beige flooring and ceiling that has wooden exposed beams.
The large decorative clock complements the large stone alcove of the cooking area. This extends to the vent hood all the way to the beige cathedral ceiling that has a single exposed wooden beam running in the middle. This hangs a couple of pendant lights over the beige kitchen island.
This great room that contains the living room and the kitchen is complemented by beautiful beige arched walkways on the side. Their beige tone extends to the beige ceiling that makes the wooden beams stand out as it hangs a couple of small chandeliers over the kitchen island.
There is a chandelier hanging over the hallway leading up to this charming kitchen. This matches with the two chandeliers hanging over the bright wooden kitchen island that contrasts the wooden ceiling and its exposed wooden beams that blend with the surrounding cabinetry.
The wooden cathedral ceiling is dotted with several recessed lights of different sizes. This makes the thick wooden beams stand out as it is complemented by the textured stone arch of the cooking area with cabinetry matching the tone of the ceiling.
This cozy and charming kitchen is dominated by the wooden elements of the floor, ceiling with exposed beams and the large wooden kitchen island that also has a built-in informal dining area attached to it. All these consistent tones make the stainless steel appliances stand out.
The high ceiling of this elegant kitchen is dominated by the dark contrast of the exposed wooden beams against the beige tone of the ceiling extending to the walls and the vent hood over the stainless steel stovetop oven. This is across from the large half-circle kitchen island.
The beige walls and ceiling of this great room are dominated by rustic textured exposed wooden beams that pair well with the hardwood flooring. These serve as a homey background for the charming kitchen and informal dining area beside it.
The beautiful hardwood flooring of this living room shines with its sleek texture brightened by the natural lights coming in from the tall glass windows that showcase a mountainside view. This pairs well with the large stone structure of the fireplace.
This is a modern kitchen with sleek and smooth white surfaces on its cabinets and a large U-shaped kitchen island in the middle. These are augmented by the large glass sliding doors on the side and the wide wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams.
This spacious and airy dining area is bathed in sunlight from the glass walls on the side of the dining set with a large wooden table. This table matches the wooden hue of the tall wall that blends with the high ceiling that has exposed wooden beams.
This is the entertainment area beside the living room area that has a high ceiling and a stone fireplace flanked with glass walls. These bring in natural lights that illuminate the white ceiling that has exposed wooden beams to contrast the black leather couch and the black entertainment system.
This view of the living room area from the hallway showcases the wooden walls that blend with the wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams that give texture to this area. This works well with the rough stone flooring and the wooden end table and coffee table of the L-shaped sofa.
This is a charming kitchen that is dominated by the wooden cabinetry that fills the walls with bare wooden cabinets, drawers and shelves to mirror the wooden ceiling and its wooden exposed beams of the same hue. This presents a consistent tone that pairs well with the textured stone flooring.
This informal dining area has a large wooden log cut into a bench to pair with the floating wooden table. Both of this blend well with the bare wooden walls and the ceiling with exposed beams. This is complemented by the earthy brown walls with a brick wall texture.
This dining room is warmed by the fireplace that is embedded into the wooden wall by the large circular wooden dining table that is paired with wooden armchairs with woven wicker seats. This setup is topped with a sing white dome pendant light hanging from the wooden ceiling with exposed wooden beams.
This is a simple and cozy bedroom with a wooden platform bed that has white sheets and pillows illuminated by the natural lights coming in from the large glass wall across from it. This is connected to the wooden shed ceiling with exposed beams complemented by the earthy brown brick walls.
This is a simple and bright kitchen that has hardwood flooring that matches the wooden ceiling. Both of these are contrasted by the white exposed wooden beams as well as the white cabinetry of the island and peninsula that houses the stainless steel appliances.
This rustic and cozy kitchen is complemented by the various wooden elements like the hardwood flooring, wooden chairs, bench, and the wooden ceiling. This is adorned with exposed wooden beams as well as a couple of pendant lights with woven decorative hoods.
The brightness of this open-style great room is due to the glass walls that bring in an abundance of natural lights. This brightens the gray sofa and the pair of dark brown leather armchairs beside it. These chairs match with the dark wooden exposed beams of the white ceiling.
This primary bedroom has dark hardwood flooring that blends well with the exposed wooden beams of the ceiling. This stands out against the whiteness of the ceiling and walls that are further illuminated by the windows that contrasts the dark gray elements.
This dining area has a nice view of the backyard with the glass walls and door beside the long wooden dining table paired with wooden chairs. This area is topped with a narrow part of the ceiling that has exposed wooden beams that support a pendant light over the table.
The comfortable pair of different couches on the gray area rug of the floor stands out against the white walls that pair well with the wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams in a bare wooden hue brightened by the natural lights of the glass windows.
This beautiful and compact kitchen seems like it is detached and movable from the dark gray tiles of the flooring and the wooden exposed beams of the ceiling. The white walls of this kitchen match well with its bare wooden cabinetry.
This impressive dining set that has a wooden dining table matching with the exposed beams of the ceiling is placed by a corner of two tall glass walls. These glass walls present a beautiful background of the lush landscaping outside to contrast the basic hues.
The pair of couches in this living room has a dark gray tone that matches the frame of the wide glass window and the molding at the bottom. This setup is topped with a bright white ceiling that is contrasted by the dark wooden exposed beams.
This bright kitchen has white cabinetry on its kitchen island and peninsula that is augmented by the white marble countertops. These are all contrasted by the dark wooden flooring that matches with the exposed beams of the white ceiling.
The earthy tone of the brick flooring is a nice complement to the classic tone of the gray wooden kitchen island and the off-white wooden L-shaped kitchen peninsula. This is mirrored by the wooden shiplap ceiling that is adorned with exposed wooden beams and a wrought iron chandelier.
The dark wooden exposed beams of the white ceiling have an elegant finish that matches with those that tops the cabinetry of this beautiful living room. This serves as a charming pairing for the cushioned sofa sets on the patterned area rug that covers most of the hardwood flooring.
This large kitchen is dominated by the wooden elements of the exposed beams and the hardwood flooring that complements the beige shaker cabinetry of the island and peninsula. The wooden exposed beams of the ceiling are given emphasis with yellow recessed lights.
This is a view of the large great room that houses the living room on the far side and a game area next to it with a pool table in the middle under wrought iron pendant lights that hangs from the high cathedral ceiling with exposed wooden beams matching the other wooden elements of the room.
The white ceiling of this large primary bedroom is dominated by the wooden beams that support a ceiling fan over the cushioned bench at the foot of the traditional bed. This has a brown tufted headboard that stands out against the light gray wall adorned with a painting.
The exposed wooden beams of the white cathedral ceiling have a fishbone pattern to it that complements the white ceiling and light gray walls. This makes the black outlines of the round chandelier and the other black elements stand out.
The charming and colorful patterned area rug in the center underneath the wooden exposed beams of the ceiling gives this living room a dash of color that complements the light gray cushioned couches and the pair of beige leather armchairs.
This is a comfortable and homey living room with a couple of brown leather armchairs that match perfectly with the brown tone of the exposed wooden beams of the cathedral ceiling. The highlight of this room is the large fireplace in a stone alcove.
The white cathedral ceiling is dominated by exposed wooden beams that follow the lay of the ceiling with its triangular design. This matches with the hardwood ceiling that is complemented by the large stone panel of the fireplace facing the white sofa set.
This is a great room that has the living room at the far end and beside it is a crafts area with a large white top table illuminated by a large dome pendant light hanging from a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams of contrasting brown hue.
The highlight of this primary bedroom is the beautiful seaside view showcased by the large glass wall that brings in an abundance of natural lights that lighten the wooden hue of the exposed wooden beams of the ceiling and the hardwood flooring that is topped with a furry area rug at the sitting area.
This is a large crafts room of this home with a consistent wooden hue on its flooring, plank walls and the large cathedral ceiling with the same make and hue as the walls. This is supported by wooden beams and pillars that also holds the wall lamps that illuminate the area.
The small fireplace embedded into the white wall has a textured stone mantle that is complemented by the small tree trunks and branches that serve as posts for the bed. These are all contrasted by the exposed beams of the cathedral ceiling and complemented by the floral carpeting.
This rustic and charming primary bedroom has a rough stone panel that serves to house the fireplace across from the large beige cushioned bed complemented by a wooden cathedral ceiling with dark beams reminiscent of a barn ceiling.
The TV is mounted over the mantle of the stone fireplace that blends with the walls behind the cushioned sleigh bed with a patterned brown sheet that matches the brown curtain of the tall glass doors with a frame that blends with the beams of the wooden ceiling and the flooring.
The thick wooden beams in this rustic bedroom are holding up the shed gray ceiling as well as the brilliant glass walls that showcase an amazing view. This matches with the light blue cushion of the platform bed as well as the cushioned armchair.
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