The kitchen at right from Better Homes and Gardens has what I really think are decorative wood beams rather than structural ones.
But I love the way the color and the look bring the whole room together.
The combination of the beams and the wood-base island give a great farmhouse look to this kitchen. It’s really gorgeous.
The kitchen below (featured at Light Locations) also has beams – along with a wooden ceiling – but here they compliment a very modern design.
The room wouldn’t be nearly as intimate and cozy without that warm wooden ceiling. It just adds something really special to the space.
The room below is another from Light Locations and it has a very rustic feel. The beams, the cabinets, the chairs and floor all add to the country feel. But that modern, red light fixture is a great, unexpected punch in the space.
Finally, I’m fascinated by the combination of the wooden beams here with the period iron lighting, the sleek stone countertop and the stainless steel fridge. I would never put all that together but it looks beautiful.