In theater, the audience is referred to as the fourth wall. When it comes to in interior design the ceiling is sometimes known as the fifth wall. Adding architectural elements to what is often just a boring, blank space is a great way to add visual interest to a room and wood beams are definitely on trend right now.
Here are several examples, designed to inspire.
This ceiling is a work of art in itself. Beautiful craftsmanship creating a luxe environment for a home office.
The rough hewn edges on this ceiling create a beautiful contrast with the lovely blue subway tiles.
Here, the strong wood beams provide balance to the softer, lighter elements in this master bedroom.
Here’s another bedroom retreat that benefits from a gorgeous wood beam ceiling.
Painted wood beams are popular as well, such as in these homes.
This ceiling has a twist on the traditional white ceiling with wooden beams.
Don’t forget outdoor spaces! This stunning colonnade in Santa Monica Canyon is a wonderful example of simple, beautiful architectural interest.
Are you a fan of the “fifth wall”? Do you look for interesting architectural elements on a ceiling?