Reclaimed wood beams are a great way to add character to your house and are an environmentally friendly option to using fresh-cut lumber.
You can use exposed reclaimed wood beams along the length of ceilings. This design option is popular with homeowners, architects and designers alike. They provide contrast in a room when you use dark beams against a lightly coloured living space. The linear look of the beams creates a clean, geometric space that, when aligned with hardwood flooring, can highlight elements of a room to create patterns that add up to a unique look.
Where a space is small or dark the beams can be painted or stained a light color to brighten the room and make it appear larger. Lightly colored barrel-vaulted ceilings, for example, are becoming more popular in small areas; they lend a protective, sheltered and cozy feeling to rooms designed for relaxation.