A commonly overlooked feature of your room is the ceiling. A custom ceiling can really accentuate the proper design. The natural wood colors and rugged look of an exposed beam ceiling works well with a rustic look, while an elegant dome is a perfect ceiling for a traditional design.
If you are looking to renovate your living room, consider updating your ceiling. And check out these great living room ceiling ideas! Want even more living room ideas? Check out our definitive guide to designing living rooms!
An exposed beam ceiling is an open and tall ceiling where the structural wooden beams can be seen. This style works well with many designs and is very versatile.
One of the biggest advantages of the exposed beam ceiling is that it helps reduce energy cost, and the versatility of exposed wood beams means you are not held to one style. You can make them work with a multitude of different options.
However, exposed wood beams are not without their issues. One common issue is that wood beams can split. When a beam splits it can affect the integrity of the structure, so don’t let a split go unattended for long. Exposed wood beams are also susceptible to rot and termites without proper upkeep.
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