Wood Beam Ceilings Sure to Catch Your Eye

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Adding a wood beam ceiling to your home is a great way to highlight architectural details and draw the eye up and into the space. Wood beams can add an element of rustic appeal or even a modern touch and will suit any style, elevating your home design with a custom look and feel. Whether your home has a modern farmhouse design or is mid-century modern, wood beams can take your aesthetic to another level.

Read on for some of our favorite ideas on how to design with wood beam ceilings, featuring examples from Toll Brothers homes across the country.

 

Accentuate vaulted ceilings

Highlight a key architectural feature, like vaulted ceilings, with the addition of warm wood tone beams, adding character to your home. Vaulted ceilings can be accentuated with wood beams in a great room, loft or bedroom.

Sunroom with faulted wood beam ceiling
Darlington Ridge at West Chester by Toll Brothers in West Chester, PA

 

great room accented by vaulted wood beam ceiling
Darlington Ridge at West Chester by Toll Brothers in West Chester, PA

 

Loft featuring wood beams
Reserve at Center Square by Toll Brothers in Eagleville, PA

 

Vaulted bedroom design
Seaside at Scituate by Toll Brothers in Scituate, MA

 

Apply grid patterns

Arranging wood beams in a grid pattern adds dimension and interest to any room. This pattern can also be used to accentuate a tray ceiling.  Pair this element with rustic or modern styles to add depth and visual interest to your home.

Coffered ceiling in bedroom
Bartram Ranch by Toll Brothers in Jacksonville, FL

 

luxe modern great room with accent ceiling
Lusitano Ranch by Toll Brothers in Las Vegas, NV

 

traditional bedroom design with wood beams
Regency at Creekside Meadows by Toll Brothers in Bath, PA

 

contemporary two-story great room design
Skyline by Toll Brothers in Rocklin, CA

 

Pair a wood beam ceiling with neutral colors

Pairing wood beams with neutral, textural color schemes will add warmth and character to any space – from an open concept great room to a bedroom or even a patio – regardless of style. 

bedroom with tray beam ceiling
Bowes Creek Country Club by Toll Brothers in Elgin, IL

 

luxe farmhouse outdoor patio
Bartram Ranch by Toll Brothers in Jacksonville, FL

 

modern farmhouse interior design
Oakwood at Nocatee by Toll Brothers in Vedra Beach, FL 

 

raised beam ceiling in great room
Edgeworth at Caramella Ranch by Toll Brothers in Reno, NV

 

Painted beams

Painted or whitewashed beams can provide a more subtle modern flair.  This style works to draw the eye up and into the space, with a clean crisp finish.

white beam ceiling in great room
Latigo at Rancharrah by Toll Brothers in Las Vegas, NV

 

modern great room and kitchen design with wood beam ceilings
Regency at Caramella Ranch by Toll Brothers in Reno, NV

 

Tie in wood tones from throughout the space

Utilize beams to tie in wood tones from your flooring, cabinetry, furniture, or textiles.  Whether modern, transitional, or rustic, this is a great way to add an additional pop of color and contrast to a great room, bonus room, kitchen or bedroom.

farmhouse bonus room with wood tones
Lusitano Ranch by Toll Brothers in Las Vegas, NV

 

bonus room with black wood beam ceilings
Mesa Ridge by Toll Brothers in Las Vegas, NV

 

black wood beam ceilings in great room
Regency at Montaine by Toll Brothers in Castle Rock, CO

 

bedrroom with accent ceiling
Reserve at Center Square by Toll Brothers in Eagleville, PA

 

luxe modern farmhouse kitchen design
Retreat at Southshore by Toll Brothers in Aurora, CO

 

Add beams to wood-paneled ceilings

Amp up the drama in a great room, bedroom, or open-concept space with beams added against the backdrop of a wood paneled ceiling.

bedroom with outdoor transition and wood beam ceilings
Regency at Caramella Ranch by Toll Brothers in Reno, NV

 

spacious great room with elevated black wood beam ceilings
Sterling Grove by Toll Brothers in Surprise, AZ

 

loft with wood beam ceilings
Latigo at Rancharrah by Toll Brothers in Las Vegas, NV

 

coffered ceiling in bedroom
Toll Brothers at Thompson Woods in Portland, OR

 

Toll Brothers design options vary by market, community and home design across the country. For more information regarding wood beam ceiling design options offered in a specific Toll Brothers community or home, please visit our website or reach out to one of our Online Sales Consultants.

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

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