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Why Wood Panelling For Walls Is The Biggest Trend For 2022

Thinking about transforming your home but want to stay ahead when it comes to trends? We have just the thing…

Trends come and go, just look at damask wallpaper, crushed velvet and shabby chic. When it comes to interior design – it can be hard to keep up. Why not avoid the nightmare of staying on trend – and opt for a timeless classic. 

Wood panelling for walls has been around for centuries. In fact, it’s never gone out of fashion – it’s always evolved to complement the popular aesthetics of the time. With a heap of wood panelling styles on the market, it’s relatively easy to upgrade your walls. 

Victorian Interior Wall Panelling
Victorian Interior Wall Panelling photo credit https://www.louisebooyens.com/post/interior-design-style-victorian

We’ve seen a real resurgence of wood panelling for walls this year, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. We predict it will be the hottest trend for 2022. The beauty of wood panelling is that it works with most styles, it ties in seamlessly with modern homes but can also offer a regal air for those with more luxurious tastes. 

wood wall panelling

Wood panelling for walls genuinely enhances the longevity of your interior walls too. If like me – you’re heavy handed and often swing the front door open with such vigour it could take the plaster off – wood panelling is quite helpful. It protects your walls from wear and tear, and unsightly holes when the front door is opened rather aggressively. 

Thinking about installing wood panelling for your walls at home? Go for it! It’s a super easy process, more so with a handy wall panelling kit – which has all the strips pre-cut for you. 

The best thing about wood panelling? It can be applied to any of your interior walls. You can panel every wall in the house if you want to. You can maintain a single style throughout your home or opt for various panel styles – the options are endless. If you’re stuck for wall panelling ideas – we have plenty. 

If you want to jump on the next biggest trend, wood panelling for walls is going nowhere. It’s a sure bet, and it’s timeless – so you won’t have to change it every few years. Win-win!

We have lots of guides with hints and tips on the installation of wood panelling for your interior walls.

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3 Reasons Why Shaker Panel Wall Panels Are On Trend Right Now

Want to know why Shaker wall panels are all the rage right now? We don’t blame you, read this blog to find out why. 

Shaker wall panels – we cannot get enough of them and neither can DIY’ers up and down the UK. This style of interior wall panel is currently on trend and we don’t see it disappearing anytime soon. From Pinterest to Instagram – Shaker wall panels are on every social media feed. We’ve put together three reasons why we think they’re the hottest trend in the UK right now and if you’re in serious need of some wall panelling inspo – you’re in the right place. 

  1. Firstly, you need less of them. Shaker wall panels are a relatively simple design, strips of mdf are vertically placed and evenly spaced apart to make a rectangular template, you then place strips horizontally above it to box it in. Imagine you’re framing the lower portion of your wall – that’s what it looks like. It lends texture to the wall and well makes it a bit more exciting because as we all know walls are usually quite dull. You can add a dado rail if you’re feeling fancy or leave it as is. If you’re feeling bold, why not use the shaker wall panels to span the wall floor to ceiling, it has a striking effect and still won’t require as many interior wall panels as other panelling designs.
Shaker wall panelling from Cloud Interiors – https://www.cloud-interiors.com/2019/08/01/how-to-create-diy-board-and-batten-wall-panelling/
  1. Secondly, the Shaker wall panels are so easy to fix to the wall yourself. Because you need fewer strips than tongue & groove wall panels and much less than Jacobean, shaker wall panels are quite possibly the easiest style of interior wall panel to install. The process is simple, and we’ve got plenty of installation guides to help you on your way. Shaker wall panelling requires considerably less time than other popular panel styles. Ease of installation means that you can panel even the trickiest of areas, you’ll find that the simplicity of the shaker wall panels will open up the smallest of rooms. It’s a staple in bathrooms right now, which are often the smallest room in the house with the least amount of natural light – thus making shaker wall panels the perfect choice to give the illusion of a larger space.
Bathroom shaker wall panelling via Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/722827808921961664/

3. Shaker wall panels are really versatile, so whether you want a modern aesthetic or a traditional classic feel for your interior walls – these are the optimal solution. But how do you go about achieving the right look for your home? Paint of course, with thousands of shades, hues and tones on the market – it’s easy to transform your interior wall panels. You can go bold with deep, rich colours like ivy green, mustard or raspberry. If you’re looking for a more subtle palette, there are an abundance of muted tones available, for instance dusky pink, sage green or duck egg blue.

Bold Shaker Wall Panelling from Real Homes – https://www.realhomes.com/design/wall-panelling-design

There is plenty of wall panelling inspo already out there – we’ve put together a collection of our favourite interior wall panel designs and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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The Four Most Popular Styles Of Panelling You Need To Know About

If you’re unsure of the type of wall panel style you’re looking for – we’ve listed the most trendy terms to help you on your way.

There’s lots of different styles of wall panelling out there, and sometimes it can be hard to differentiate one from the other. A lot of panelling styles have been confused with Shaker, mislabelled as Jacobean, and so forth. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you tell your Slat from your Shaker panels. 

Slat – MDF Slat Wall Panelling – This type of panelling is made up of 10 – 12cm wide slats placed side by side across the wall, they typically are placed up to dado rail height but can also be installed to span from the floor to the ceiling. The panel strips can also be placed horizontally up the wall if you fancy trying something a bit different. This style of wall panel is a classic, it can often be found in hallways, bathrooms and kitchens. However it’s not limited to these applications and can be placed anywhere inside your home. Probably not the ceiling, that would look a bit odd – unless you’re a bat. 

A beautiful country style bathroom featuring slat wall panelling from Ideal Home. https://www.idealhome.co.uk/pictures/country-bathroom-pictures/page/2

Shaker wall panelling – The shaker style is one of the most popular styles, strips are used to form rectangular shapes which are then evenly spaced apart. The shaker wall panels have a more regal aesthetic in our opinion, it’s a style you will find in most country manors, Chelsea homes and high-end venues.

Shaker style wall panelling by Zulu Fish https://zulufish.co.uk/

You often see cabinets with the shaker style panel on the front. Shaker MDF Wall Panelling is a versatile style, it can look elegant or quirky depending on the colour palate used. 

Shaker style cabinets crafted by Krantz Designs https://krantzdesigns.co.uk/

Jacobean  – Jacobean panelling is often confused with Shaker style panels, however it’s completely different. The panels are square in shape and when installed they almost look like a checkerboard. You would normally find this type of wall panelling in bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. Lately we’ve seen a real increase in Jacobean panelling used as headboards in bedrooms, which looks fantastic – providing you never plan on moving your bed. 

Jacobean style panelling via House and Garden https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/gallery/wall-panelling#zVdwypznp1d

Geometric – Geometric wall panels are a modern version of wall panelling – we would say this is more of a feature wall design as it is often only placed in one area of the room. Geometric panels are usually made up of very fine strips to create a contemporary design, the strips can be placed horizontally, vertically and diagonally and once painted they present a very cool aesthetic. You can place them in whatever pattern you wish, just make sure you measure up first so you aren’t caught short. 

A Geometric panelled wall installed at the West Hotel via Archi Lovers https://www.archilovers.com/projects/228975/gallery?2154990=

Now these aren’t the only forms of panelling available, but they are the most popular. Congratulations – you can now correct people when they get the names wrong. Hopefully you’re now on your way to picking the perfect wall panel style for your interior design project and if you’re looking for a more in-depth guide to wall panelling – why not read The Ultimate Guide To Wall Panelling.

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This Is How You Can Transform Your Home With Minimal Effort

Does DIY intimidate you? Here’s how you can switch up your living space without breaking a sweat.

Are you bored of staring at the same four dreary walls? Are they in need of a little….spice?

Perhap your walls have seen better days and you are looking for a clever way to disguise these blemishes. Fear not, we have just the solution for you. 

Wall Panelling. What is wall panelling? I hear you grumble. Read on and all will be revealed. 

Wall panelling is a clever way of introducing texture via geometric shapes to a room lacking character. Simply, you glue shapes such as squares or rectangles to your wall, prime and paint it and then step back and marvel at the transformation. It really is that easy. 

A bedroom with shaker style wall panelling painted a neutral tone.

Well, there is a bit more to it but the process itself is relatively straightforward. The hardest part is deciding on a pattern that suits your living space and tastes. There are plenty of wall panelling patterns and ideas out there, it’s just about finding what’s right for you and your home. There are two primary options when it comes to the product you can use for panelling, we have the cost effective contemporary option using MDF or the more expensive and slightly outdated choice of Wood panelling

MDF panelling is a style that anyone can do at home, from amateur DIY’ers to folks that have never even attempted home improvements. Panelling with Wood requires expertise, experience and quite frankly a qualification in Carpentry. The choice is yours, but if you are looking to upgrade your home without breaking the bank, MDF is the better option. 

Choosing a style of panelling can be tricky, there are plenty of panelling ideas out there if you’re in desperate need of a little panelling inspo. Maybe traditional patterns aren’t your thing? Not a problem – there are some beautiful and unusual wall panel styles available that are just as easy to install. 

We’re seeing a lot of minimalist geometric panelling styles emerge. So, if you like the trend but are more of a trend-setter, these are definitely worth exploring further. Take a look at some of the quirky panel designs we’ve found on Pinterest.

A striking geometric feature wall from the Zoe Olivia Blog http://zoeoliviablog.co.uk/how-to-create-a-modern-feature-wall/

When it comes to picking the right colour shade for your wall panels, there are no restrictions. It’s all about personal taste and complementing the room. If you’re looking to turn your dining room into a fresh and calming sanctuary – go for a lighter or muted shade. If you want to switch up your bedroom with some panelling and create an alluring aesthetic, try a shade that’s bold and rich. 

If you want to really make a statement you can also combine wallpaper with wall panelling. Half and half if you will. The contrast between a flamboyant print and the uniform design of the panel is really quite striking. 

A gorgeous combination feature wall using both wallpaper and wall panelling

Wondering when the minimal effort part is going to be mentioned? We’ve explained the difference between MDF and Wood when it comes to cost and DIY skill. MDF is a preferable solution if you want to panel your walls quickly. You can buy MDF panel kits which contain the strips you need to create your desired pattern. Make sure you follow the instructions to the letter and you’ll have your walls panelled in no time at all. Minimal effort, cost effective and you get fancy new walls, what’s not to love?