To Faux beam or Not to Faux Beam?
The modern farmhouse, coastal style is huge in Australia now. While it has been around for a long time in the States, Australia is finely catching on. If you are after warmth, character, interest and a comfy aesthetic this is the style for you! If your home has low ceilings or is quite small maybe stay clear and add interest in other ways through floor rugs and timber elements in cabinetry or interesting wall and ceiling linings.
While the traditional way of building in days gone by were timber framed homes or double brick, now days if you are building from scratch usually an aluminium frame is used, being light weight and termite resistant. If you already have a home or commercial space faux beams can still be incorporated. Ask your builder about installing faux beams into your bedroom to add a feeling of warmth and comfort, or the family or living rooms to add the wow factor when you walk in. They are great for high ceiling rooms, especially if you are wanting to bring the ceiling down a little without having to move the whole ceiling!
Faux beams can be made with plaster board and painted or with natural timbers to show off its rustic appearance or timber which is stained to match your colour scheme. While they do look great, be sure to have the beams running the right way, look at the room as a whole, do you want to have the allusion of a wider room or longer room? Make sure you decide this before any beams are installed.
This trend while only starting here is sure to be a favourite for many new home owners or renovators in the coming years.
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