The trend for adding wood beams to ceilings and fireplace mantels is actually bringing back a feature from homes built by early Americans. At that time, the beams were both structural and decorative – with today’s home, they are often just there to add that WOW factor to a room. Some homes use them in both the exterior and interiors throughout, and others just incorporate them in a kitchen or bedroom. Wherever you want to add some WOW, wood beams can certainly do the trick, and they can be rustic or contemporary. So be bold and add some beams to your dream home.