What are faux wood beams? A simple explanation is this is a hollow box, assembled from wood planks and used in the home decor to mimic solid wood. Three planks are nailed together and can be covered with different stain finish or painted in any color so that they resemble solid wood beam. These beams are also known as decorative beams or false beams and are very popular because of the lightweight, the easy installation and the beautiful look.
Why choose faux wood beams?
Faux wood beams are a very convenient and practical solution as you get the look of natural wood without the costs and worries about weight of solid wood. In addition, you will be certain that your ceiling beams will not rot, crack, break and infest insects. The lightweight is a great advantage as well as the durability and these are ideal beams for vaulted ceiling. You can integrate recessed lights in the faux beams or pendant light fixtures or use them to hide electricity wires, for example.
The decorative beams are usually mounted on the ceiling but you can use them on walls as well. Although the installation is relatively easy, it is not a project for beginners so if you do not have enough skills, it is strongly advisable to hire professionals who have the experience and the expertise.
Faux wood beams and home decor ideas
Faux wood beams offer excellent decorative properties as you can choose the appearance as per your taste, color palette and overall design. The most popular finishes are cedar, pine, oak, finish in natural color and even white beams suitable for modern interiors. With decorative wooden beams you have many design options and create interiors in country or ethnic style, add an atmosphere of a Mediterranean villa and a feeling of comfort and coziness in your home.