Off-center wooden beam in a room - how do I decorate around this?
August 2, 2014 12:46 PM Subscribe
We're in the slow process of stripping back the rooms in our house, and have discovered that the ugly white beam in the middle of our room is actually a wooden beam - great! The only problem is, it's still just one beam in the room, and off-center. I've uploaded a picture here
. How can I make this room look less wonky?
posted by ukdanae to Home & Garden (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I love that there's now a lovely wooden beam in my ceiling, but the lack of symmetry drives me crazy, especially since we'll have a dining room table in the centre of the room. I'm trying to figure out how to work around it to make the room feel more balanced. I've considered adding another fake beam on the other side to balance it out, but wonder if that's too cheesy. I don't want to lower the ceilings to cover it. I've had a quick Google but can't find anyone else talking about this kind of problem online. I'm also happy to embrace the wonkiness but have no idea how to actually pull off that "delightfully unsymmetrical" look and can't find any examples online.
Everyone else seems to have nice, tidy, equidistant beams on their ceilings. Has anyone had this issue before? How did you decorate it to look awesome? Thanks everyone!