If you're lucky enough to be refurbishing a property that benefits from intact original beams, what better way to decorate than to bring out the natural beauty of the wooden beams? We love the look of exposed beams, whether they are old and refurbished back to their original state, decorated anew or even when the entire ceiling is designed with the idea of exposed beams in mind. In any case, the contrast between the wood and the wall finish really brings the beams to life.