The main purpose of decorating the ceiling with beams (if they are not constructive) is the ability to get away from the ordinary. And here are some more arguments in favor of this design idea: Task: It is necessary to lay electrical wiring to the lighting fixtures on the ceiling. To arrange an additional, suspended, ceiling does not allow the already low height of the room. Solution: Run a few decorative ceiling beams, under which the wire will be hidden. The height of the ceilings is three or more meters. How to create coziness at least in the bedroom? We create the feeling of a lower ceiling with a decorative beam decoration lowered below. Big kitchen. It is necessary to separate, directly the area for cooking and dining. A ceiling beam fixed over an invisible border can help with this. You can also hang lamps on it. There is always not enough space in the kitchen to accommodate various, very necessary items. To solve this problem, it is also partly possible with the help of ceiling beams.
Too narrow room - we place the ceiling beams in width (ceiling design with beams, photo); In order to visually raise the low ceiling, the option is used when the continuation of the beams descends onto the walls, and not a beam is laid along the wall, but only a narrow lath.
This decor creates the impression of a larger volume. I would like to emphasize the immensity of space - we place the ceiling beams along the length.
The decorative function of the ceiling beams came with the latest fashion trends, and initially it was a load-bearing element of the ceiling structure, taking the load from the roof of the building and from the attic floor, which, in turn, was used for household needs. This means that country houses are the case where ceiling beams are most appropriate, because they emphasize ethnic style. Below is a ceiling design with beams for country houses. Although not alien to the use of ceiling beams in the interior and all other styles.
Classics, as you know, relies on luxury in decoration. Therefore, more pretentiousness in the design of the ceiling. Modern style, prone to minimization (hi-tech, loft), means a strict combination with a geometrically correct interior is in honor. Sea lovers can give their ceiling beams the color of the sky. Ceiling beams made of oak, due to the peculiarities of texture and color, will make your room unique in terms of richness of decoration.
Purely wooden structures are more suitable for country houses. The price of wood and the global installation are the reasons that few city apartment owners can inspire to the feat of installing wooden ceiling beams. For use in crowded cities, it is recommended to use imitation wood, these are products made of polyurethane).
Ease of installation, makes it possible to use polyurethane beams to create various very bold solutions for decorating the ceiling. The internal emptiness makes this interior element capable of being used to mask communications. Among other things, polyurethane ceiling beams are not subject to external influences, such as humidity. The covering of beams from polyurethane does not grow dull over time, does not demand painting. You can choose different types of wooden imitations. Installation also does not require much work, you can use glue (liquid nails), if the beams are very light, or self-tapping screws, having previously made the formwork. With time and desire, you can make false beams from cheaper materials. Ceiling beams mounted from sheets of drywall or plywood attached to the formwork look great. Even without wood imitation, false beams painted with just paint look great.
There are many options for laying ceiling beams. Examples have already been considered above for visually changing the geometry of a room. If there are no flaws in the space of the room, then the ceiling beams must be placed with a lattice. Laying, herringbone, beams are also possible. You can place beams on the ceiling above some part of the room, or above a niche. Wood is the material that gives the home a solid and presentable look. Also, the development of a design project depends on the type of wood. Conifers, if left and emphasize the texture of the wood, have a yellowish tint. In addition, the resin content of the tree is a preservative for it, extending its life. In terms of material investment, the use of softwoods is cheaper than the use of hardwoods such as oak, mahogany and ebony. Finishing a tree and giving it color will help such techniques as: brushing is achieved by clearly emphasizing the texture of the tree; textured processing - artificial imitation of wood aging, using special techniques using mechanical processing or using varnishes and paints; ethno-style - decoration using ethnic items; traditional style - staining and painting.
If a country house is being built, and the type of interior with ceiling wooden beams is pre-selected, then it is better to provide them in the structural elements. Such a project will save, subsequently, from solving the problem of reliable fastening, heavy and massive structures. Various colors that can be created by choosing finishes also give a huge scope for the imagination of developers.