Most ceilings are either flat or arched, high, empty expanses, that are the last place anyone would think to embellish. If anything, usually the only things the ceiling is lucky enough to possess are a series of lighting fixtures or just one lighting unit, installed right in the ceiling’s center. But, the ceiling is just as important as the rest of the room when it comes to décor. In fact the ceiling is known to many interior decorators as the ‘fifth wall’. To create interesting and decorative ceilings, Phoenix homeowners have many different creative ideas to choose from.

For decorative ceilings, Phoenix architectural products company, Volterra, offers components such trusses. Trusses are a framework built with a combination of beams, columns, braces, and arches. Made of faux wood, in luxurious look-alike wood finishes, trusses bring grandeur and elegance to any overhead space. Truss design plans go from a basic scissor truss style to more elaborate styles, such as the arched hammer style. When you’re in a room that is adorned with a ceiling truss, you can’t help but feel like you’re in a rustic mountain chalet or English country manor.

Another option to add life and charm to the ceiling are beams. Done the right way, ceiling beams can also change the look and feel of a room. Installed either across the ceiling in rows or in a checkerboard pattern, a beamed ceiling is a throwback to simpler, more rustic times.

Volterra’s faux beams and trusses are made from HDF (high density foam) and come in all kinds of wood stain colors and wood grain textures. No one can tell the difference, they cost less than wood beams, and won’t warp or invite insects as real wood beams can.

To learn more about decorative ceilings, Phoenix style, visit Volterra Architectural Products or call us at (602) 258-7373.