Hand Hewn Antique Beams on Ceiling - Yes or No?
We are renovating a 1970s ranch style home. We have a cathedral ceiling in the entry and a sloped ceiling in the living room. We are considering putting antique hand hewn beams up in both places. I love the look, but they are pretty expensive and permanent. I am worried about the following:
1. Will they "date" the house? We are going for a French look, but more traditional.
2. Will they limit our decorating possibilities?
2. Feng Shui cautions strongly against them. Should I be worried about this?
Here are some sample photos:
Here is the type of ceiling in my living room:
Our ceiling is sheetrock, not wood planks. So it would just be the beams under the sheetrock. I would really appreciate any opinions or advice.