room with wood beams

Authentic, beams are an asset that must be taken care of if you are lucky enough to have one. In the living room, they warm the atmosphere and maintain the convivial and cozy aspect that we all look for in a living room. These 20 lounges with beams only confirm the first impression: impossible to match the cachet of yesteryear of the beams.

Beams as a wall decoration in the living room

Beams as a wall decoration in the living room

Arranged under the roofs, this living room has nothing to envy to the beautiful high ceilings. With its exposed beams repainted in pearl gray, the back wall has been given a makeover and adorns the immaculate partition. The gray tint gives a youthful look to this original structure which is reminiscent of the half-timbered buildings of Norman houses.

The beams act as a partition between two living rooms

The beams act as a partition between two living rooms

The irregular beams in this living room have a double advantage: they recall the origin of the Parisian apartment and act as a partition with a second living room, dedicated to reading and resting. The beams allow light to circulate but graphically isolate this privileged raised space. A palette of gray shades then makes it possible to homogenize all the surfaces.

The beams, the centerpieces of the living room

The beams the centerpieces of the living room

Yet installed in the attic, this living room benefits from a remarkable ceiling height. In this white setting, the gray beams impose their character and become the centerpiece of the living room. Not only do they underline the architecture of the place, but in addition, they dress the living room. With beams like these, there is no need for unnecessary decoration.

Loft-style beams in the living room

Loft style beams in the living room

Metal beams and wood beams combine in the industrial living room of this Lyon loft. Downright modern, this construction revisits traditional beams. Straight and smooth, they maintain the loft spirit of this home: wood, metal, waxed concrete, the textures are meant to be raw from floor to ceiling. In terms of decoration, the mismatched style, a bit recycled, is perfectly in keeping with the atmosphere of the place. Thus the British leather armchair meets a coffee table made of wood pallets.

A-frame that structures the living room

A frame that structures the living room

Majestic, the beams of this living room are also there to provide warmth. When the ceiling height is as dizzying as this, it is sometimes difficult to create a cocoon corner in the living room. Here, the beams start from the ceiling and come down to the ground, they seem to encompass the fireplace area. The living room becomes convivial and we only dream of curling up in this large chocolate sofa.

A living room of character with beams

A living room of character with beams

How to give even more character to exposed beams? Just repaint them in a dark shade! Midnight blue and khaki green are very fashionable, but you can opt for black. Not very bright, this dark tone is not recommended with a low-ceilinged living room. But the great outdoors can adopt eyes closed as long to paint the rest of the white walls and choose furniture with light lines and light shades as daybed very looké.

Beams for an authentic living room

Beams for an authentic living room

Beams can also determine the ambiance of the living room. In natural wood, they set the tone for the decor and determine the color palette – beige, taupe, and mother-of-pearl – which extends from the walls to the furniture. These light shades are there to appease the rustic character of the living room which combines exposed beams, stone walls, and the original fireplace.

A family living room between beams and vaults

A family living room between beams and vaults

The architecture of this living room could almost do without any decoration! With its large French windows, its stone floor, and its aged woodwork, the living room has everything of a bourgeois family house. The beams and vaults that adorn the ceiling only accentuate the authenticity of the place. So to give a facelift to the whole, a shade of gray was chosen, covering the floor, wall, ceiling, and furniture. Restful.

A living room with modern beams

A living room with modern beams

Beams are not necessarily synonymous with age. In this Breton house, new beams have been installed and thus adorn the ceiling of the living room. Straight, clear, slightly spotted, they maintain the contemporary spirit of the living room. Sunroom industrial and concrete walls, raw materials are intended and meet the natural wood with ease. For a living room with ultra-modern beams.

A living room with beams in the seaside spirit

A living room with beams in the seaside spirit

Authentic, the beams obviously have their place in the seaside decor. This Norman living room, with its beamed ceiling light, is proof of this. To create a homogeneity between the furniture and the structure of the room, it is better to turn to similar light colors. Gray, beige, taupe, khaki, the shades reflect the taste for natural materials of coastal dwellings.

The charm of beams in an opulent living room

The charm of beams in an opulent living room

The charm of this apartment undoubtedly resides in its beamed ceiling. Their color, neither too light nor too dark, brings warmth without suffocating the living room. The beams blend in with the plush style of the living room, composed of designer lighting, leather armchairs, and a glass coffee table. Fall in love with the combination of exposed beams and forest green paint, a nice cocktail of complementary nuances.

An eclectic living room with beams

An eclectic living room with beams

Powder pink sofa, fuchsia chair, flowery cushions, and patterns of all kinds, the living room is not afraid of color! This eclectic atmosphere contrasts with the classic structure of the house, made of exposed beams and stone walls. Associated with colorful and mismatched furniture, the beams find a second youth.

Beams line the living room ceiling

Beams line the living room ceiling

Wood reigns supreme in this family living room. Coffee table, light fixture, ottoman, the wood furniture meets the exposed beams of the ceiling. The different shades of wood introduce a natural atmosphere into the living room and reveal the potential of a dressed ceiling.

Beams to delimit living room and dining room

Beams to delimit living room and dining room

By exploiting the original beams, interior designer Pierre Petit was able to delimit the living area from the dining room. Once the partition has been knocked down, the living room is placed behind these two wooden beams, enhanced by a varnish taking up the color of the parquet. A harmonious living room where the cachet meets the modernity of the lines of the furniture.

A living room with white painted beams

A living room with white painted beams

The centerpiece of this living room is none other than this majestic platform sofa. Installed in front of the fireplace, it allows you to enjoy a good fire at the end of the day, slumped in the many soft cushions. In this ultra cocooning atmosphere, the beams repainted in white do not lose their charm of yesteryear. This immaculate color allows them to blend into the decor without darkening the living space. A good tip when the ceiling height leaves something to be desired.

An ultra natural look for the beams in the living room

An ultra natural look for the beams in the living room

In this summer living room, natural tree trunks replace the classically worked beams. Left in their original shade, a bit gray, these improvised beams match with a very marked decoration. A true ode to vintage from the 20th century, the living room is filled with designer, antique, and renovated furniture. Wicker, cotton, wool, and linen, materials have a seaside spirit just like the range of colors available. For a refreshing beamed holiday home.

Discreet beams in the living room

An immaculate living room with beams

The living room of this renovated farmhouse combines old charm and a contemporary look. In this atmosphere between two eras, the original beams fit in without problems. Kept in their light color, they are a reminder of the authenticity of the place, rehabilitated in a total white look. We particularly like the stone tiles, almost as authentic as the wood beams.

An immaculate living room with beams

An immaculate living room with beams

Beams have character, of course, but in a low and cramped room, they darken the space and become a drawback. However, the first thing to focus on in a living room is its brightness. A simple coat of white paint solves the problem: the beams blend into the ceiling structure and this light shade increases the light. You can then adopt colorful furniture, mottled as you see fit without risking reducing the small living room.

The beams delimit the space of the living room

The beams delimit the space of the living room

When you live under the roof, it is not uncommon to have to compose with crossing beams. See it as an advantage, although they eat up a bit of space, the beams demarcate the living room from the dining area. The good idea to steal? Paint the back wall in strong colors such as dark blue and turquoise: they emphasize the architecture of the place all the more.

An immaculate living room with beams

An immaculate living room with beams

Graphic coffee table, design bench, and abstract sculpture, no doubt, the living room play it arty! In this contemporary setting, the beams are discreet and seem to blend into the ceiling. The white paint in no way detracts from the authentic charm of its original beams. Dressed in a net embroidered with pearls, they blend seamlessly into the general atmosphere of the living room.