Why You Should Consider Faux Beams for Your Space

Written by Milan Jara on 30th Nov 2019

Faux Wood Beams – Oak

Exposed ceiling beams have a rustic charm that has stood the test of time. They add a unique sense of character that reminds us of the warm and comfortable aesthetic of country homes.

Unfortunately, wood ceiling beams are expensive and rarely necessary for structural purposes. However, there is a solution that allows decorators to incorporate wooden beams into contemporary spaces.

Faux beams are designed to resemble real wooden beams in their appearance, texture, and even size. Manufacturers use a variety of materials to accurately replicate the color and grain of real wood.



What are the Advantages of Faux Beams?

Real wood beams are also extremely heavy, which makes them costly and difficult to install. Faux beams replicate the look and feel of natural wood beams without the cost and hassle. Not only are the beams themselves much less expensive, but they are also much easier to install.

Faux beams are also much easier to maintain. The materials do not rot, crack, or warp over time which can be the case with natural wood.

Finally, faux beams are versatile. There are a massive number of options available. You get to choose the size, color, and grain. If there is a specific style you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find it.

Because faux beams are hollow, they can easily be used as an attractive covering for wiring and ugly support beams on your ceiling. The beams are not limited to the ceiling, either. You can use them to accentuate a fireplace, doorway, or any other project you can think up.



So, where should you start?

Whether you are planning on a full ceiling renovation or want to add some minor accent pieces to change the look of a room, there are a few things you should check out first.

  • Volterra - HDF Faux Wood Beams and Architectural Details - Paper Catalogue

    Volterra - HDF Faux Wood Beams and Architectural Details - Paper Catalogue

    If you are considering faux beams, do yourself a favor and take a look at the digital catalog. Not only will you learn about the architectural features of faux beams but you will also gain valuable inspiration.

  • Faux Wood Beam Sample

    Faux Wood Beam Sample

    If you want to see the quality of faux beams in person before you buy, a sample is a great place to start. Choose four different beam types and finishes. Getting your hands on some sample cut allows you to experience the look and feel of the faux beams without having to invest in a full order.

  • Faux Wood Beams - 8 ft. Length and 8 in. Width

    Faux Wood Beams – Light Walnut

    The 8-foot length faux wood beams are one of the most popular options we offer. You can choose the height of the beam and whether you prefer a 3-sided or full box style. There are five texture styles and a variety of colors available, too.

    You can also choose to add end caps which are useful if you intend to use the beams somewhere other than the ceiling.

    There are plenty of lengths available, too, so you easily be able to find the right beam for your project.

  • Primed Smooth Faux Wood Beam

    Primed Smooth Faux Wood Beam

    If you are less concerned with replicating the grain and texture of a wooden beam and are looking for a functional beam, there is a budget-friendly smooth option.

    These beams are perfect if you are trying to disguise piping, wiring, or ugly existing support beams. They also fit seamlessly into more modern spaces and you have the option to paint them any color to perfectly match your decor.

    You can choose the exact length, height, and width of the faux beam, too, to get the perfect size for your room.



Get Creative With Faux Beams

Faux beams introduce a look to your space that was previously too expensive for many people. Whether you want to give your kitchen or living room a more eye-catching ceiling or make your retail space more memorable, faux beams are an excellent choice.

Get creative and find your own way to incorporate faux beams into your space.

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