Coastal style home decor is so relaxing and can make any space very inviting. And who says you have to live near the coast or beach to decorate that way? Light blues, nautical accents, and driftwoods aged (aka stained or painted) to perfection are all you need to accomplish a bright and welcoming coastal style …

Today we hope to inspire you with examples of beamed ceiling kitchens for your own homes, and share with you about some of the pluses and minuses of the engineered wood beams now available on the market versus the authentic, antique reclaimed wooden beams.