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Wall paneling ideas have come a long way và are no longer reserved for historic homes. Now, many of the best decorative moldings are often more budget-friendly, sustainable, & easy Khủng DIY.Whether you want Khủng go classic or contemporary with shiplap or wainscoting looks, there’s no better way lớn add more thiết kế interest lớn a room than with this wall covering. Plus, be it wood or MDF that you choose, wall panels can add Khủng the natural shape of a room, enhance space & even insulate và protect walls .
Wall paneling ideas for durability and aesthetic appeal.
This historical deco feature is timeless và sure lớn work in the bedroom, living room or even hallway space. Installing mới nhất DIY wall paneling, be that shiplap, wainscoting, or a simple chair rail, can be a good way mập return the character bự a home page that has been stripped back, mập fill in gaps in an existing scheme, or Khủng help a hot nhất addition mập blend in .Giovanni Scippo, director at 3 chiều Lines, says : ‘ You have plenty of options & very creative ones that are available now. This ranges from traditional woodwork mập easy DIY wall panels. If you are looking for something permanent & durable, go for wood or engineered wood wall paneling or wainscoting. The most popular designs are bold grids & vertical panels. You can customize the colors & sizes. For the cheaper kết thúc, vinyl wall panels are hot right now. Understandably so sánh. Thes e are affordable và easy Khủng install. You can vì it yourself ! They come in a wide variety of patterns & colors, you need only order trực tuyến & get lớn peeling & sticking ! ’
1. Create a modern rustic look with acoustic wood veneers
( Image credit : The Wood Veneer Hub )For modern styling personified in every way, choose a striking wood strip decorative panel in a light, Scandi-inspired shade, or rich & dark hue for a dramatic dance with tactility. This on-trend wall paneling phong cách is a key look for 2022 .Jen và Mar from Interior Fox, says : ‘ We are cladding enthusiasts & love how it adds a point of interest lớn walls – it works well in all types of properties, especially hot nhất builds as it really helps Khủng add character và interest. However, people are moving away from the simple MDF cladding & working in waved elements & smaller panels. An overall more updated và luxurious way of incorporating this technique. ’Featuring high-quality acoustic properties, The Rustic Acupanel slat wall panel range is all handcrafted & available in the latest in-trend colors .Each slat goes through a specialized process lớn emboss the veneer face meaning that it not only looks & feels lượt thích solid wood but also gives you the hugely popular rustic look. Fast và simple installation allows you bự quickly transform any space .
2. Nod to Regencycore
( Image credit : Divine Savages )Ready for some Bridgerton inspired scandal at trang chủ ? With ‘ The Bridgerton Effect ’ causing searches for Regency-inspired interiors Khủng rocket, Ryan McDonough, thiết kế expert at MyJobQuote, comments on how wall paneling is a bang on the buck ( budget-friendly ) DIY cập nhật that will turn your trang chính into a Bridgerton-inspired escape :‘ To transform your living space into a regal room, you should install traditional square wall paneling, which is a common feature in Bridgertons 19 th century-style homes. For DIY wall paneling, you will need some wooden panels, a pencil, a tape measure, a laser cấp độ for measuring, và a saw và miter box for cutting. You will also need béo use a pipe & cable detector before you start drilling as well as some strong adhesive và sturdy nails Khủng secure the paneling in place. ’‘ Once the panels are secure, you can paint them using pastel shades. For a more contemporary aesthetic, you can use dark paneling, such as navy or even Đen, which will pair perfectly alongside wooden flooring và gold accents. ’
3. Go horizontal with wood panels
( Image credit : Karen B Wolf Interiors ; Photo : Raquel Langworthy )Whereas vertical paneling gives the illusion of added height, horizontal panels widen a room, making them a great choice for small spaces .Shown here in this fun & feminine bedroom scheme, fresh Trắng horizontal panels contrast beautifully with the pale gray upper walls, adding a chic layer of texture & depth .
4. Get artful!
( Image credit : Annie Sloan )Are you ready Khủng get creative, & inject some serious personality into your walls ? ‘ Paint within the box ’ & consider panels as framed canvases in which béo unleash your inner maximalist artist ! This gloriously distinctive & fun DIY wall painting idea knows no bounds & makes a fun và quality decor alternative Khủng wallpaper ideas .Robin Antill, director at Leisure Buildings, says : ‘ To make your wall paneling ideas really stand out, use bright màu sắc choices. Traditional paneling is given an edgier vibe by bold và vibrant tones. ’
5. Transform your look with half wall paneling for a modern heritage nod
( Image credit : Viola Interior Design )Elevate your living room thiết kế, và give it a peppering of Edwardian grandeur by implementing a half wall DIY board & batten thiết kế for an added dimension of subtle interest & texture. Both smart và stylish, opt for paneling in a fresh neutral finish & contrast with an uplifting shade on walls Khủng phối things up with a two-tone scheme. Trees talk – well so sánh vì walls !
6. Unite an open plan space with matching styles on panels and cabinets
( Image credit : Interior Impressions )Twin it mập chiến hạ it ! In open-plan kitchens where one space ends và another begins, provide a flowing sense of continuity và unison by coordinating DIY Shaker-style panelin g with similar Shaker-style cabinets, finished in a matching hue. Your space will feel even bigger for it, & the difference in scale between the wall paneling và paneled cabinets will add a dynamic element for added impact .( Image credit : Karen B Wolf Interiors ; Photo : Raquel Langworthy )Refresh your entire scheme with wood paneling painted in a paint màu trend 2022 for a modern twist. You could also paint window frames và doorframes in the same accent hue for a defined aesthetic with a color-pop difference. This painting idea is a more subtle way of introducing mood-enhancing màu sắc into a space, without overwhelming it .( Image credit : Nuance )As well as offering visual appeal, panels are quick Khủng install, & low maintenance too, making them a popular alternative lớn bathroom tile ideas .Helen Dennett, UK sale communications manager for Nuance, says : ‘ Using bathroom wall paneling ideas, large wall areas can be covered in a fraction of the phút giây it takes béo apply individual ceramic tiles. You can easily fit panels directly lớn existing surfaces, including plasterboard & tiling, which means you don’t have Khủng worry about preparing the wall beneath. Removing the need for grout also makes the surfaces easy phệ clean – a real benefit for those with a busy lifestyle. ’She continues : ‘ The hot nhất Nuance décors have been designed with the latest trends in mind và, offering the opportunity bự create a statement or more pared-back interior scheme, depending on individual preference. Featuring finishes that have been inspired by natural materials, as well as options that showcase geometric shapes & tile effects, flexibility is at the core of the collection. This makes the range suitable for contemporary và traditional looks alike. ’
9. Be brave with color to add personality
( Image credit : Hillarys )Interior experts at Hillarys say : ‘ Be brave with màu ! Paneling doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with textured or fun paints. Horizontal wood-paneled walls can also help balance out bolder reds, oranges, và bright blues. ’‘ Paneling is a simple way bự bring character và dimension lớn boring rooms & can also add insulation & protection lớn walls. Use paneling phệ frame a piece of artwork in the center of one of the rectangles or alternatively contrasting wall panels with a luxury texture lượt thích marble will make your space look more elegant. ’
10. Bring natural tactility to life on walls
( Image credit : Interior Impressions )Bring nature into your urban trang chính with raised textures on walls – adding comfort, organic pattern, và reassuring tactility .Shoshanna Shapiro, owner và principal designer of Sho và Co. says : ‘ Spring decorating trends will bring more woven textures và natural materials into the phối. Clients recognize the importance of biophilic thiết kế – think muted colors, ship-lap walls, bleached woods in paneling và walls, và nature-inspired colorways for a warm & contemporary look. ’Design experts at Magnet say : ‘ More & more consumers are turning lớn the beauty of the outdoors for interior inspiration. Homeowners are also tapping into the trend for tactility this Spring, experimenting with textures in interior kiến thiết alongside patterns và colors. ’‘ Tactility can be incorporated into a room in numerous ways & is a lot easier than you may think. From wood-paneled walls mập cozy carpets, getting creative with materials can completely transform the atmosphere of any room. ’
11. Raspberry board and batten bedroom wall panels
( Image credit : Jeremey Philips )Intricate dark wood paneling is not lớn everyone’s taste, và when used đầy đủ height it can feel a little imposing. There are many more subtle options that go phệ chair rail height, lượt thích with board và batten paneling, & that can be painted in a softer more colorful shade mập add warmth và interest. Why not learn how bự DIY a wood accent wall in a weekend và get the look ?
12. Half wall trad molding
( Image credit : James Balston )Not sure where bự start when choosing paneling ? How about the era of your home page ? Ornate, heavy wood paneling would look natural in a Victorian trang chủ but could be out of place in something built in the last few decades. Taking cues from the phong cách và history ( or lack thereof ) of your house is an easy & failsafe way mập ensure your paneling choice suits your space .
13. Nautical shiplap wall panelling
( Image credit : Ian Mankin )Shiplap wall paneling is a great way bự add a modern stamp béo a space, especially if you give yours a fresh coat of White paint .Create a DIY shiplap wall for a budget-friendly home page cập nhật that will have your scheme looking shipshape in a jiffy .
14. Dark wainscoting wall panels
Project by : The Fox Group. Photography credit : Scott Davis .( Image credit : Project by : The Fox Group. Photography credit : Scott Davis. )Creating a timeless look is easy & affordable with the best DIY wainscoting ideas. Shown here, molded wainscoting paneling adds depth Khủng this trang chính office. The contrast of dark walls with White furnishings adds a modern finish phệ the space .In addition phệ choosing wood paneling that suits the phong cách và history of your trang chủ, there are other aesthetic considerations, for example, whether you should use paneling on an entire wall, or just a portion of it. The degree phệ which you use paneling in the room will have a major impact on the visual effect .
15. Low picture-frame wall panels
( Image credit : Jo Lemos )Wall paneling should mimic the phong cách of the home page you live in. DIYer và Real Homes Real Expert panelist Jo Lemos added traditional trim Khủng the lower third of the living room in his 1930 s trang chính Khủng suit the phong cách of the architecture .’ Our last two homes have been a hot nhất build townhouse và a 1930 s red-brick semi-detached và we have added DIY paneling phệ both, ” he explains. The type of paneling should be sympathetic lớn the property but you can also have some fun with it. ‘Feeling inspired ? Have a bash at DIY picture frame molding for a low-cost feature wall that requires minimum effort .
16. Light grey bedroom wall paneling
Project by : The Fox Group. Photography credit : Scott Davis .( Image credit : Project by : The Fox Group. Photography credit : Scott Davis. )Wall paneling can create a soothing aesthetic, so sánh works well lớn decorate a bedroom space also. Try choosing a light màu sắc for an even more relaxed space .
17. Sustainable wall paneling designs
( Image credit : The Residency Bureau )With many homeowners looking bự improve their existing space with sustainability in mind, màu và pattern enthusiast Amy Vroom of The Residency Bureau created textured wall panels from recycled wood tiles. ‘ For this Seattle basement, I wanted mập add depth & texture bự give an otherwise long room, dimension. By using recycled wood tiles at one kết thúc of the space, it created a focal point for the room & warmed up the cozy ti vi & reading area. ‘
18. Brightly painted Shaker wall panels
Painted wood wall panels give this bedroom a modern lift( Image credit : Katie Lee )Modern wall paneling is all about bright colors. We love this hot turquoise Shaker wall paneling in the bedroom which you could totally DIY.Points of caution with interior paneling ? If yours is original & beautiful wood paneling & in good condition, don’t impulse paint it. First, make sure you’re certain paint will give the look you’re after. Then, if you’re 100 percent certain paint is the way phệ go, make sure bự prep your surface properly. Depending on how it’s finished, that may mean sanding or deglazing it ( or both ! ), then wiping it clean with a damp towel & a dry microfiber cloth. Equally, carved or intricate panel designs can be tough mập paint since paint can easily pool in crevices, so sánh use a light hand or hire a pro .
19. Painted tongue and groove wall panels
( Image credit : Christy )For cohesion in a bedroom or living room space, paint half wall panels in a màu that is present in your soft furnishings và other decorative elements around the room. This purple tongue & groove paneling adds all the relaxed vibes Khủng this bedroom space .Where paneling is not used at đầy đủ height, paneling tends mập look best installed at either one-third or two-thirds of the room’s height, although this may be influenced by features such as fireplaces or windowsills .
20. Complement white wall panelling
( Image credit : Iben và Niels Ahlberg / inagency.dk )Add character phệ White wainscoting wall paneling using mirror ideas phệ create a gallery-esque finish. Not only does it look cool & clean-cut but it also enhances the space .You should also consider the kích thước of the individual panel frames. Larger areas look good with bigger frame sizes, while small, awkward spaces tend mập suit reeded paneling or beadboard .
21. Floor to ceiling oak wall panelling
Traditional oak linenfold panelling, Distinctive Country Furniture shows how wood panelling for walls creates a timeless lookFor a dramatic & almost gothic finish, consider wall paneling ideas of the past with floor-to-ceiling oak panels. This look is more expensive but will add charisma mập your property, và possibly even increase your home’s value .
22. Layer wall panelling with frames
( Image credit : Project by : The Fox Group. Photography credit : Scott Davis. )Wall paneling makes the perfect backdrop for gallery wall ideas also. Choose trắng or another màu that best complements the rest of your interiors, và the artwork you’ll have on display, for a really modern look .
23. Pair wood with wallpaper
Pimpernel wallpaper in Aubergine / Olive, £ 72 per roll, Morris và Co highlights one of many gorgeous wall panelling designs available( Image credit : Morris và Co )The best wallpaper ideas often ride đối kháng but if you choose a busy or floral pattern, teaming this with classic wall panels can actually complete the look và add a little more zest lớn traditional rooms that need it most .
24. Wallpapered wall paneling
Graham và Brown Tori teal wallpaper on wooden panels is the perfect example of decorative panelling( Image credit : Graham và Brown )Another way phệ play with wallpaper & wall paneling ideas is bự wallpaper kết thúc the paneling. An ideal DIY if you’ve inherited worn wood paneling và need a quick fix as those exposed grooves & trim will add kiến thiết interest béo every space .
25. Enhance space with 2D panelling
( Image credit : Teer và Co )To enhance space with wall paneling, Simon Teer of Teer và Co says ‘ Unconventional wall paneling layouts & compositions, lượt thích those that can be achieved using our versatile 2 chiều & 3D Wall Paneling, can also help retain a sense of space in a small room. Thes e modern paneling systems allow creative minds béo imagine & realize innovative feature wall installations that, when used in moderation, bởi not overwhelm but enhance small spaces và still bring the acoustic, microclimate & wellbeing benefits that we should look phệ integrate into our rooms. ‘
26. Lofty hallway wall paneling
Project by : The Fox Group. Photography credit : Scott Davis( Image credit : Project by : The Fox Group. Photography credit : Scott Davis. )Half wall paneling up the staircase mập match the rest of the hallway pulls the lofty appearance of this entryway together perfectly .
27. Add character to a new build with board and batten
( Image credit : Jo Lemos )New construction homes, lượt thích Lemos’s townhome, above are packed with modern amenities, but they often lack the charm of older abodes. Board & batten paneling feels modern enough for mới nhất homes, while still adding a touch of character lớn the space. Take a cue from Lemos, & paint the trim a bold màu sắc for extra oomph .
28. Spice up the bedroom with an earthy scheme
( Image credit : Habitat )A favorite of ours on the màu sắc chart, dark yellows exude a fiery hue reminiscent of tasty saffron, cumin, & turmeric .Thes e are all spices that contain powerful antioxidant & mood-boosting properties. So adding màu sắc lớn your diet & your interiors can contribute Khủng a happy heart & mind !To create an even warmer master bedroom idea, incorporate wood wall panels và heavy fabrics in warm shades, or a busy pattern on an accent wall. Mustard & ocher shades in particular will radiate warmth in any room .If feature wall ideas get a thumbs lao dốc, a statement ceiling is another ultra-modern way lớn cập nhật a bedroom space. Sunny yellow shades complement most other colors – especially bold ones lượt thích blues or reds .
29. Add yellow to paneling (or fake it with wallpaper)
( Image credit : Mineheart )Paneling in the bedroom adds sophistication Khủng a period bedroom kiến thiết. But if your wall panels are White, it’s giây phút Khủng consider going against tradition with an unconventional màu scheme such as yellow !But if you’re not blessed with these features in your bedroom, then faux is the way mập go. This wallpaper in a wood paneling effect means you can combine the flexibility of wallpaper và create an ambiance of classic Georgian elegance .This eccentric wallpaper has beautiful fine detail & is perfect for creating a feeling of grandness reminiscent of stately homes và classic English manor houses .So pop your pinkie up và pass the tea & scones. This is the perfect way Khủng create a British vintage bedroom kiến thiết without the need for citizenship !
30. Art deco wall paneling
( Image credit : Graham và Brown )We love art deco wall panelling ideas & this look is sure Khủng lift both a period trang chính or a contemporary space. The gold accents add a touch of luxury which are further complemented by the fresh ivory colour of the wall panels, making this a really decorative feature .
How to choose the right wall paneling for your home
With all the types of wall paneling out there, which should you choose for your trang chủ ? It all comes xuống dốc lớn the architecture of your space .’ Choosing wall paneling is really is up lớn what you lượt thích but, there are a few things lớn consider, ‘ says Jo Lemos, a DIY blogger và thành viên of Real Homes ‘ Real Experts panel .’ Will it fit in with the other features of the property ? Parisian Avant-Garde phong cách paneling is better suited béo a stately building rather than a mới ra build, và likewise, modern paneling may not work well in an old cottage. If you are looking phệ install paneling yourself, research paneling designs for the age of your property bự get an idea of what best fits. ‘For example, Lemos installed simple board-and-batten paneling in a hot nhất construction townhome, painted a dark green for a bold statement. When he và his partner moved lớn a 1930 s trang chính, however, they switched up their paneling approach phệ something more fitting of the era .’ For our 1930 s living room I wanted béo go a bit more formal so sánh I used a decorative picture frame molding. I didn’t want the paneling Khủng be too ornamental, as houses from this period were stepping away from paneling & leaning more towards more widely available wallpaper, ‘ Lemos explains .
Is real wooden panelling or MDF panelling best?
Solid oak panelling is expensive, và tends lớn be newly fitted only where it is the true authentic option or when matching existing elements, which makes it wise béo work with a specialist .Solid oak panelling is expensive, & tends mập be newly fitted only where it is the true authentic option or when matching existing elements, which makes it wise lớn work with a specialist .Most wall panelling on the market today is made from MDF, with the intention that it is painted. Once fitted và painted, it would be difficult phệ distinguish it from real wood wall panels .Provided the walls are fairly cấp độ, MDF panelling is easy lớn fit on a DIY basis. If the walls are uneven, they can usually be battened first. Ensure the company you are buying from offers good instructions before you invest .’ Of course, we typically find traditional phong cách darker wood wall panelling in older historic buildings that is complementary béo & simply ‘ of its phút giây ’, which may be viewed by some as outdated but should be celebrated, maintained và remain largely in the original khung it was created .And then we see more modern day, contemporary và timeless geometric forms of timber wall paneling that will help us create a lighter, warmer, customiZed và characterful natural interior aesthetic whilst improving acoustics, the microclimate & positively impacting our mental, emotional & physical wellbeing .Thes e modern paneling forms allow us the versatility lớn kiến thiết & install innovative feature wall installations that enhance contemporary environments, help us define & zone areas, & allow us bự bring the outdoors in, naturally. ‘ Adds Teer .That said, being sensitive béo the era of your trang chủ is key when you’re looking mập make changes phệ the interior such as adding panelling. If you live in a listed property in the UK, you should speak mập the local conservation officer phệ see if paneling will be an acceptable addition .As well as ensuring the kiến thiết is right for your home’s period, there are other aesthetic considerations. Where it is not used đầy đủ height, paneling tends Khủng look best fitted either a third or two thirds of the room’s height ( below ), although this may be influenced by features such as fireplaces or windowsills .You should also consider the kích cỡ of the individual panel frames. Larger areas look good with bigger frame sizes, while small, awkward spaces tend béo suit reeded paneling .
Does wall panelling make a room look smaller?
‘ This will depend on một ) the màn chơi of natural daylight, 2 ) the height of wall panelling, ba ) the natural wood tone or colour palette if wall panelling is painted béo finish, & bốn ) the tone of accompanying plain walls, ceiling & flooring .Simply put, a lighter wood wall panelling tone, lượt thích ash or oak ( or light colour palette if painted ), will certainly help us avoid making a room feel smaller .If we assume an average màn chơi of daylight into a small space : Low-medium height ( up Khủng bốn ft ) mid-tone wall panelling combined with a lighter tone wall above và ceiling with a light flooring tone will help ensure that wall panelling works in a small room .Floor bự ceiling height wall panelling is best applied in larger rooms & bự create just one feature wall. ‘ Notes Teer .
How much does wall paneling cost?
The cost of wall paneling varies greatly depending on the type you choose. A simple picture frame molding kit can be as little as USD 10 per phối, while solid oak shiplap can cost upwards of USD 30 / sq.ft .In general :
- Expect to pay around $12-$30 per square food for solid oak paneling, plus installation.
- Expect to pay around $2 -$15 per square foot for MDF paneling, which are best painted in water-based eggshell.
In the UK :
- Expect to pay around £300 to £400 per square metre for solid oak panelling, plus installation.
- Expect to pay around £25 to £50 per square metre for MDF panelling, which are best painted in water-based eggshell.
Buying reclaimed wood paneling
It is possible Khủng purchase original wood panelling that has been salvaged from period properties. While it adds authentic aged character, quantity can be an issue. Be certain of your room’s dimensions, và what proportions suit the phong cách và period of your trang chính .A complete reclaimed room, including matching doors và sometimes a fireplace with overmantel, all restored & ready Khủng install, will be a major investment. If this is the approach you want mập take with panelling you could opt for more modest Victorian pine panels that require a set và match approach .Where there is low stock of wood wall panelling available, what you bởi vì find can sometimes still be used bự replace missing panels in a larger run, but are often repurposed as something else, such as cupboard doors. If you come across a large quantity, you may find that the dealer will only sell the phối, as complete suites are rarer & more valuable .
Where to buy new wall panelling
- Deacon & Sandys, Cranbrook, Kent. Handcrafts solid oak panelling with a particular expertise in 16th- and 17th-century designs.
- Stuart Interiors, Bath, Somerset. Designs, produces and carves all styles of solid oak panelling in its workshop then installs it on site.
- Distinctive Country Furniture, Martock, Somerset. Specialises in 16th, 17th and 18th century-style oak panelling, which it handmakes and fits on site.
- Finepanel.co.uk. Produces a range of MDF designs for home delivery, which are easy to install and paint.
- The English Panelling Company. Nationwide delivery of different styles of panelling for home installation and painting.
- Oakleaf, Keighley, West Yorkshire. Highly realistic aged oak-effect moulded panelling made using masters selected from 17th-century designs, and hand-stained.
- Wall Panelling Experts. Offers a wide range of options for home delivery including oak veneer, pine and water-resistant MDF.
A short history of wall panelling
Wall panelling originally served a practical rather than decorative purpose : in the days before insulation was used in buildings, applying an extra layer of timber would help mập warm up rooms with cold stone walls, & would also cover up damp patches .Early examples from the 13 th Century tended phệ be plain vertical boards, but end giây phút wood panelling evolved Khủng become an art size và was often carved with beautiful designs. Today, you can choose between traditional polished wood và colourful painted MDF for the perfect period home page interior .Framed panelling became popular from the 14 th Century, & was usually oak, which might be left plain or be carved with decorative detail. Elaborate linenfold designs, which resembled folded linen, emerged as a trend in the late 15 th Century, while in Tudor & Jacobean times the fashion was for small squares or rectangles, with the wood either left unfinished or treated with wax or varnish. The panelling was often topped off with decorative carved capping .In the Georgian era, panelling took on a more classic appearance, with larger, simple panels of painted softwood. Over the period, panelling for walls saw a change và full-height styles began lớn be replaced by dado-level panelling .The Victorians continued this trend for shorter sections, although panelling did become less popular until the Arts and Crafts movement, where simple oak designs fitted up lớn head height were preferred .
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