Beams are back! Remember those dark brownish black beams from the 70’s? In the late 80’s and 90’s everyone painted their beams white to make them disapear into their ceilings. Well, guess what? It’s time to make them look like what they are – a beam. Okay, so the color they used in the 70’s is very dated and we don’t want to recreate that look, but we do want a beam to look like a beam. Why? Because it is a architectual element that adds interest and appeal to your space.
Nowadays, you’ll find beautiful beamed ceilings in new custom homes and beautifully restored beamed in vintage homes. It’s the homes in between that need some love. Here are a few easy solutions. 1. Paint the exisiting beam brown. It could be as easy as selecting the right color, or take it to the next step and add some wood graining. 2. Surround the beam with a wood veneer. 3. Place a “Faux Beam” over an exisitng beam or just put some up where you want to add them.
The beam is there to stay, it’s not going anywhere. Everyone knows it’s there so don’t fight it … make it the best it can be … love it!