Looking for a rustic farmhouse look or want to give a space a more traditional charm, wall paneling, siding and moldings are great ways to enhance your interior space.
Covering the Chimney With Rustic Wall Paneling
A few years ago it was fashionable to wallpaper a fireplace, but if yours looks a little old, why not wallpaper it with wood paneling? Wooden planks give the impression of being slightly aged and worn. You can even use the extra length to make a matching rustic fireplace.
Consider panels as an alternative to tiles
Paneling is a great way to replace tile in a bathroom, and you can complement it with a narrow shelf for storing toiletries.
But does a wooden structure deform in a wet bath?
Not if you choose the right material. Crescent sheathing can be made from moisture resistant MDF sheet. After painting, they look like real panels and are ideal for air ducts.
Create a cane room divider
For a bohemian and luxurious look, lay panels on the back with rattan straps. It can be used as a room divider to conceal an open wardrobe or as a decorative element in place of a headboard.
An oil or clear varnish on a light wood panel complements rattan finishes and white linens, but for a different decorative effect, they can be given a dark stain or painted black. Before stapling the straps, make sure they are first soaked in water to make them flexible. If the panel can be viewed from both sides, repeat the framing of the panel on the back for a neat finish
Extend the wall panel along the ceiling above the bed
How about an original look in a bedroom? By using rustic planks attached to the wall behind the bed, you can create a cozy canopy-like effect. This bold technique would be perfect for a room devoid of architectural elements and a bed without a headboard. If you’re using heavier wood panels, such as scaffolding planks, be sure to consult a professional to attach them securely to the ceiling above the bed.
Create a modern, rustic look with wood veneers
For a contemporary style that can be customized in a variety of ways, choose striking wood slat trim panels in light Scandinavian-inspired hues, or rich, dark hues for a dramatic synthesis of accents. This popular style of wall cladding panels is a staple for 2023. Giving a focal point to a wall really helps add character and interest.
Opt for wall paneling and play with colors
Paneling offers the opportunity to play with colors and patterns and is a great way to blend the old with the new. Traditional paneling in a bright hue works great, and picking a tone and using it on the painted paneling as well as the wallpaper above, helps add personality while still maintaining a sense of harmony. Wainscoting is a more modern and simpler design, which pairs well with a classic white hue or something a little brighter and bolder. Keeping the paneling the same color as the wall can give a space subtle texture. Or for those feeling more daring this is a great opportunity to play around with color and it can look fabulous mixed with a good wallpaper.