DIY wall panelling can add character to any room in the house, not to mention some warmth and depth. It can truly transform a space and, as these smart and savvy wall panelling ideas show, it’s not an expensive or difficult way to make a big difference.
Wall panelling can look great in any interior setting and works in pretty much any room - from traditional hallways and retro kitchens to stylish bathrooms and contemporary living rooms. If you’re looking for ways to update your home, without taking on any time and money sapping renovation work, then these wood panel ideas are a great place to start.
For DIY wall panelling MDF is great for rooms such as bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and hallways – our mdf wall panelling offers a budget friendly option for loads of different projects, giving a smooth, easy-to-paint surface with clean edges, for a wide range of applications. You can read more about them in our blog on wood panelling for interior walls.
Wood panel walls help create a more natural aesthetic and all-round relaxing vibe in your bathroom. A feeling of a tranquil, mindful space, that feels warmer and more luxurious. Even small bathrooms can have instant added personality and a lived-in charm. And on a practical note, wood panelling can disguise uneven or badly finished walls and nicely hide any unsightly pipework.
You don’t have to treat yourself to all new bedroom furniture for a makeover – save yourself a small fortune with bedroom wall panels. There is a style for every taste, home and budget. Wood wall panels in the bedroom are a tried and tested clever interior trick to make a room look more expensive without splashing your cash. Whether you want to bring in a sense of fun and colour, or make more of a feature of your bed, they’re a great way of reinvigorating a bedroom quickly and easily.
You might not usually consider this an area where you can show off your style, but wood wall panels can liven up your stairs. You don’t have to add wallpaper to add texture or add pictures to bring it to life. Panelling can give the illusion of space, make a darker space feel lighter, turn the traditional into the contemporary (and vice versa) giving you more design options at home.
Living room panelling
If you’re looking for wall panelling ideas for living rooms, then you have bags of choice with so many MDF panelling designs available. The flexibility means you can really imprint your tastes and your style in your living room – on a single wall, or the entire room, in a classic grid, or fancy geometric shape. Super simple designs, like Shaker panels, are super popular right now, using plain lines but with a big impact.
Find your inspiration
For more wood panel walls decorating ideas, you’re spoiled for choice by the users of Pinterest and Instagram, who just love sharing their wall panelling transformations. And don't be put off if you've never done it before: with a little know-how, you can put up decorative wall panels easily and quickly, with stunning results.
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