We’re Beamin’ Looking at These Bedrooms With Gorgeous Exposed Beams

published Jul 2, 2019
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Credit: Kimberly Graydon

Where I live in Washington, DC, it isn’t extremely common to walk into a city apartment and see exposed beams or other quirky architectural features, but I’m all for homes with a bit of character. When I toured what’s now my current apartment (pictured above with some updated decor) back in the fall of 2017, I was thrilled that the attic bedroom featured exposed beams and knew right away that it was the place for me. Before moving in, I spent hours looking at images of other similar rooms online for design inspiration. Now, even years later, I haven’t yet tired of this cabin-like look.

Because I love seeing what others have done with architecturally-similar spaces, I wanted to share a few of my favorite images of exposed beam bedrooms right here. If you’re looking to decorate a similar space or just like to daydream, you’re bound to love these beautiful bedrooms.

Chandelier Chic

Credit: Lindsay Salazar

The soothing blues and whites in Becki Owens’ room are giving us major heart eyes. Hanging a beaded chandelier draws eyes upward to the beautiful exposed beams and sloped ceiling. The beam above the fireplace makes for a cohesive look.

Breezy Beams

Credit: Ashley Goforth

While we normally associate beams with attic spaces, they look lovely in this mostly white waterfront bedroom, too. A modern chandelier help keeps the look current and on-trend in this space by Ashley Goforth.

Light and Dark Contrast

We can’t get over this amazing attic room makeover (especially compared to the before photos). How badly do you want to curl up here for a long, cozy nap? We love how the dark exposed beams stand out against crisp, white walls. Plants keep the space looking lively and bright.

Shine On

Credit: Sandra Powell

We love how Sandra Powell of Sawdust Girl wrapped industrial lightbulbs around a beam for added charm. Since attic rooms often receive limited sunlight, this is a stylish and functional way to ensure a space doesn’t feel too cave-like. Keeping decor and furniture minimal opens up the bedroom and makes it feel airy.

Darling DIY

If you’re longing for exposed beams but don’t have plans to move anytime soon, fear not—it’s easy to add a beam into your existing space! Check out this makeover to learn just how simple it is to complete this project in your own home. We love how the beam is now used to hold up sheer curtains, which make the bedroom even more serene-looking.

Industrial Influence

Credit: Tony Williams

Exposed ductwork in addition to beams makes this sleek bedroom designed by Joel Contreras feel industrial yet cozy. We’re digging the Scandinavian decor and how well it vibes with the overall space.

Rustic Retreat

Credit: Patsy Schmidt

Classic furniture complements the exposed beams in Patsy Schmidt’s bedroom, while white bedding and thoughtfully arranged accessories helps the room feel retreat-like. A sparkling Christmas tree looks extra majestic in this rustic space.