When it comes to exposed beams, most people think it’s the mark of barn ceilings and French kitchens. I’m here to tell you that while the trend may have started in those places, it’s become widely popular among other styles. There are so many reasons to add exposed beams to your home. They can highlight a large space. They can support an old room. They can make an attic even cozier. But no matter the purpose they serve, exposed beams do add that perfect hint of rusticity to any home. Take a look at these 13 tips that will help you decide where you add yours.