Beaming with Joy!

Mia Design Blog

The architecture of an interior is just as important as the “pretty decor” inside it. In my humble opinion, one of the most impactful architectural elements, is the use of beams! Not only do beams provide structural integrity to your home, but they also add a lot of interest and in some cases, a touch of grandeur! Beams can accompany all sorts of decorating styles like exposed rustic beams in a mediterranean, farmhouse or industrial-styled home while crisply painted white beams work beautifully inside a coastal home.

Beams are becoming more popular in home remodeling. Faux wood beams are a great option if you want a cost efficient and easy installation solution. For an even more environmentally friendly option, you can use reclaimed wood beams that not only qualify as LEED points, but have strength and natural beauty that will stand the test of time.

Lets take a look at some of my favorite examples incorporating architectural beams!

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Dynamic Duo: Turquoise & Tangerine!

Separately, they are vibrant, cheerful and fun accents for any space, but together Turquoise and Tangerine are a power couple!

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As a design blogger, I’m constantly looking at beautiful interiors of all sorts and was struck by how popular the combination of these colors have become.  If you look at a color wheel, they are innately complementary because they are directly opposite each other. You can see this relationship in the wheel below; blue hues are the primary color while complementary orange hues are on the opposite side making them compatible!

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When complementary colors are put together, they create visual harmony giving the viewer an inner sense of order and balance…like all is right with the world…well, maybe not that much, but you know what I mean!

Here are some examples of amazing spaces I found featuring this dynamic duo. Hopefully they inspire you to integrate them into your interiors. Not only that, these colors are great selections to use for the upcoming Autumn season!

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