The times when the beams on the ceiling were exclusively in rural houses are already long gone. In addition, it is worth noting that today they perform not only the role of support for the roof, but also a decorative function. It is because of the latter that many prefer to install decorative beams, not only in country houses, but also in city apartments. They will look original and unusual, but only if they are properly beaten. It is about how to beat the beams on the ceiling in the apartment and the old house, we will tell in this article.
To complete the interior, it is absolutely unnecessary to redo the roof and start an expensive repair, it will be enough to buy decorative beams and install them on the ceiling. In a specialized shop you can find three types of beams:
Wooden beams for the ceiling are a classic option. They are made of ash, pine and oak. They can be solid or hollow inside, which will hide various communications.
Previously, beams masked, but now designers include them in the interior rooms where they fit perfectly. These can be:
You can zone a room
Another zoning solution will be room zoning. This is especially true for a studio apartment or a country house with large rooms. It is enough to correctly position the beams on the ceiling. If we consider the styles in which the wooden elements of the decor occupy leading positions, here we can distinguish:
Chandeliers with chains
can be mounted on the beams fix lamps or chandeliers with chains.
When planning the interior, it is necessary to pay attention to all details, even the most insignificant. When it comes to beams, there are several options: beat the entire surface, or draw it partially, making a strict structure. Laying beams can be a variety of ways, while relying on your taste and discretion, so do not limit yourself to the rules.
There are several current ways of finishing beams on the ceiling:
Triangular structures of beams
Some designs involve transitions from ceilings to walls . In this case, the beams will be able to give a refined European-style room.
Quite often, in country houses that are used in season (summer), finishing quickly becomes useless and loses its attractive appearance. This happens especially in a wooden house, as wood is exposed to moisture and damp. To return a presentable look to beams, you can:
You can paint or varnish
There are also a few recommendations regarding the style of the interior room. For example, high-tech style goes well with metallic shades, originality will be added by wires that do not hide, and simple light bulbs for lighting. If we talk about the style of country or Provence, then the whitewashed ceiling on the background of bright beams would be most appropriate.
When painting beams, it is not necessary to give preference to natural (brown) and pastel shades. By choosing bright colors, you can get a bright accent on the ceiling.
Now let's look at the basic methods of how to beat beams on the ceiling in a house in different situations.
With LED backlight
The LED mounting option is suitable for modern style or for a teenager's room.
What if the concrete beam cannot be disguised? In this case, you should make a suspended structure of drywall or stretch ceiling. You can make a box in the shape of the letter “P” from drywall. Fix this box directly to the ceiling and adjacent wall. It is not recommended to drill into the beam, as it may lose its technical characteristics.
Moreover, if a concrete beam is located vertically, then this disadvantage can be turned into an advantage. For example, make a built-in wardrobe. This will completely hide the existing beam and at the same time a lot of storage space will appear.
Quite often, the owners decide to completely hide the beams from sight, but you can only close the space between the beams by making a ceiling. In this case, the following types of ceilings and materials are used:
The coffered ceiling is the most expensive and sophisticated. In addition to beams, this design provides for the creation of other elements, for example, cells, recesses and curtain rods. The shape of the cassettes can be any:
Using partial masking, you can hide flaws and defects on the ceiling and leave beams in the interior of the room.
If your house has ceiling beams, then getting rid of them will be the worst solution. After all, it is possible with the minimum financial and time costs to make a highlight in the interior of the room, just correctly beating the existing design features.
Options for finishing the ceiling in the house
All stages of finishing wooden beams in the following video:
False beams in the kitchen
Fix the canopy
Light beams on a dark ceiling
Beams in the attic room
Kitchen in mansard room
Aged beams in the kitchen
In combination with a plasterboard ceiling
Decorative beams made of polyurethane
In the Scandinavian style
In the interior of the Provence style