Wooden beams have been a hallmark of the traditional interior for a long time. Although previously this element was considered a typically rustic detail, today it is not uncommon to see it integrated into a 100% contemporary and ultra modern atmosphere. If you are looking to bring warmth and welcoming spirit to your home, the exposed beam is the excellent alternative that should probably be considered. Find out here how to adapt it to each type of decor and each room by reviewing our tips and ideas. At your disposal, a complete guide and a selection of current designs at the top of trends.
Interior design that mixes rustic taste with modern spirit sublimated by an exposed beam construction of raw wood
The decor with exposed beams in which room?
If you think the exposed beams are only for rustic decor, think twice! This raw accent is full of force in modern interiors of Scandinavian style, bohemian chic, industrial, ethnic chic, country etc. In addition, the exposed beams adapt excellently to any room, whether it is the kitchen or the bathroom. To bring a friendly note to the Nordic living room, for example, we opt for a decoration with exposed raw wood beams on the walls or the ceiling. Likewise, if you want to give a touch of character to the white bedroom, the exposed frame is the best ally.
The exposed wooden beams adapt to every type of interior and every room
How to integrate exposed beams into our interiors?
Very often, exposed beams are part of our interiors as a supporting construction of the roof or walls. However, even if the plan of our home does not include support beams, they can be integrated into the interior as a decorative element. In addition, it is also possible to use false beams to revive the monotonous look in any room. There are many decorative alternatives.
A fantastic solution to give more character to your decor
Exposed beams on the ceiling
First, you can freshen up your ceiling with a white paint and some decorative beams of light wood (for a more relaxing look) or dark wood (to create a visual contrast). In addition, if you prefer, you can lacquer or paint the beams in white, gray or black to easily adapt them to the palette used in the room. This type of ceiling is ideal for a room furnished in a traditional, Scandinavian, industrial, modern or exotic style..
Different interior design trends, one decorative element
The exposed beams on the walls
If you are fans of more original and creative solutions, here is a second alternative: use exposed beams as a decorative ornament on the walls. The natural accents will thus bring a natural breath in a white room for example. Let’s take a look at the photo below. The white living room furnished with wooden furniture and a gray sofa is beautifully enhanced by a light wood decoration on the walls and the ceiling. The result of this modern design is an ultra welcoming living room, full of charm and comfort..
Unique living room model with light wood beam ornamentation on the walls and ceiling
An exposed frame to frame an intimate space
The exposed wood frame is an excellent solution if you are looking for an original way to delimit an open space with a high ceiling. Great idea, to frame your intimate corner in a studio. In the following photo, we see how the wooden beams change the decor, bringing a touch of beauty and private comfort. In addition, here we combine aesthetics with functionality by integrating one of the columns into the structure of the storage unit which also serves as a room divider.
Exposed framework which plays a key accent in the decor of this bright studio
Successful combination of Scandinavian and industrial styles with a raw wood accent
Exposed beams that combine aesthetics and functionality
Several great ideas how to integrate wood beams into an industrial style decor
Ultra modern design studio with white painted beam ceiling
Example of Scandinavian decor with decorative accent of raw wood
Impressive design in a white room with natural accents
The exposed wooden beams are also part of an ethnic chic atmosphere
Traditional living room in natural materials and pretty touches of vibrant colors
The famous white and wood duo perfectly illustrated in this decor
Bohemian chic spirit with lots of ethnic objects and some exposed beams that serve as a support for the macrame suspensions
We play with a stylish contrast between white and dark wood in this modern and minimalist atmosphere
Magnificent model of exposed frame in a white room with dark wall section
Modern, bright decor in a rustic-ceilinged studio
Nordic spirit with raw ornamentation on the ceiling and walls
The hanging chair adds a cocooning note to modern space
Example of interior design in dark colors
Modern and cozy bedroom with exposed dark wood frame
Mix of trends in a clear and natural setting
Wood cabin style decor with wall cladding and wooden ceiling
Warm and minimalist design in natural and ethnic textures and materials
Light contrast between the white walls and the rough frame
Well appointed bathroom for maximum comfort and relaxation
Idea how to transform the ceiling space into a heavenly nest
Atmosphere inspired by nature in thematic materials and colors
Modern interior design in white and wood with some accents in matte black
Studio decoration in industrial style
Warm and friendly fireplace in warm colors
Industrial living room with exposed beam ceiling and modern lighting
Minimalist spirit in a spacious living room furnished with wooden furniture
Relaxing bedroom furnished in tune with the times
The raw wood construction adds a warm touch to the cozy interior
Light gray living room decoration with painted wooden beam ceiling
Intimate corner with an exotic atmosphere with a beamed ceiling
We use the exposed beams to hang a trendy accessory: the indoor hanging hammock
Bohemian chic style atmosphere in a studio with exposed beams
Modern interior in white and matt black
Exotic ceiling model in light wood beams
Attic bedroom with a rustic ceiling
Decorative beam style on the white ceiling