Our friends over at FauxTinTiles just sent us this post and we had to share since we too hate to admit it as much as we love ceiling decor, sometimes, decorative ceiling tiles are not the answer. In those times we often turn to faux wood beams.
Some ceilings call for more color and pattern. (And yes, people are even using wallpaper on ceilings these days!). Other spaces could benefit from the addition of an architectural element such as a ceiling medallion. While many modern spaces need a warm, organic pop of color and texture. That is why you are seeing wood beams everywhere right now. But the issue with real wood beams is they can be extremely expensive and difficult to install. On the other hand, faux wood beams are quite possibly be the perfect solution. Light weight and easy to install, high quality faux would beams are almost indistinguishable from the real thing, especially from a distance.
We have included the featured video narrated by our friend Milan over at Decorative Ceiling Tiles explaining exactly what you need to know when selecting your faux wood beams. And once you decide on the color, texture and size of you beams, Milan has created How2 videos for that too and will walk you through the entire faux wood beam installation process.
How2 Choose & Install Faux Wood Beams
But first the basics …
1. Choose your Look
This first design, our favorite and featured on our Instagram @ceilingtileideas, uses wood beams simply and sparingly for maximum punch.
2. Choosing the Color & Texture for your Faux Wood Beam.
We highly recommend purchasing a color sample and texture sample before placing your final order. Additionally, always feel free to email Milan at Decorative Ceiling Tiles at for his recommendations, too. He really does know this stuff!
3. Confirm Your Choices Work in Your Space by Ordering a Sample Beam
4. Place Your Order
Our best recommendation is to order the beam you like best. But if you are in a hurry and unable or unwilling to wait the 4-5 weeks it takes to order the majority of Volterra’s faux wood ceiling beams, definitely consider ordering a quick ship faux wood Monolithic beam. These beams generally can be delivered in 5-7 days.
Volterra’s Wood-Like Ceiling Beams
Cast from natural wood beams with surface textures and wood-grain detail, Volterra’s faux wood ceiling beams perfectly duplicate natural wood. Made from high-density polyurethane foam (HDF), faux wood beams are easy and inexpensive to install, virtually maintenance free and can be used for interior or exterior applications. An optional fire-rated resin used in production is also available for beams designed for interior use.