If you’re interested in interiors in any way, you’re sure to have noticed the obsession for wood panel feature walls!
It’s not hard to see why. Wood panelled walls can certainly transform a room.
There are various options to achieve this look. There are many companies now selling slat-wall panels which can offer an instant makeover. Or real wood panelling can be fitted by a professional which may look fabulous, but it can be expensive and requires a lot of work. It’s also a long-term commitment. If you change your mind down the line, will it be a big job to put the walls right again?
Some choose to go down the DIY route. You just need to look at Pinterest to see hundreds of “How to do wood panelling” videos. It seems as if the world has gone MDF mad! But what if you’re not a practical person?
There is another option.
If you want to achieve the look and feel of wood panelled wall, do it the easy way with a trompe l'oeil wood-effect wallpaper. Thanks to high-definition digital printing techniques and the latest 3D effects, you can achieve the illusion of wood panels instantly.
There are lots of wood-effect wallpaper designs available, in a range of different colours and styles. Whether you want to re-create an atmospheric panelled library, a rustic lodge or a coastal home, there’s a wallpaper to match.
This chic Teal Panelling wallpaper by Mineheart beautifully combines warmth and contemporary colour with the ambience of classic Georgian elegance.
Wallpaper that looks like panelling is great for a traditional home - but equally it can add a luxurious feel in a modern setting too. This beautiful wallpaper is enriched by its texture and the colour adds an element of eccentricity.
Inspired by travels to Japan where timber is used in numerous ways, Timber Strips TIM-01 Wallpaper in Teak on Black by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL is a truly unique and striking wall covering. This makes a great alternative to wooden slat wall panels.
It could be used to create a stunningly contemporary feature wall or for a much softer take on formal panelling. To the Georgians, symmetry and harmony were highly valued and this is reflected in the classy repetitive design.
A realistic wood-effect wallpaper can create the look of wood clad walls, at a fraction of the cost of floor-to-ceiling coverage in the real thing. Plus it’s easy to remove when you're ready to try out the next big trend!