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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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5 Reasons Why You Should Panel Your Walls

Need an excuse to convince your significant other as to why you should panel your walls? Maybe you’ve been thinking about it but need some encouragement, read on for all the motivation and inspo you could possibly need. 

By now you’ve probably got the gist that we’re obsessed with wall paneling, not just because it’s on trend right now but because of the endless options and styles available. With wall panelling you can completely transform a room or if you’re as passionate about panelling as we are, you can upgrade your entire home. But why do people panel their walls? Well there are a multitude of reasons but we’ve whittled it down to five. 

  1. Texture – Think of it like hair, stay with me on this one – you know when your hair feels like it has no oomph or life to it and you get yourself booked in with a hairdresser asap for a bit of body? Walls are the same. Imagine you’re looking at a plain wall, it’s pretty basic isn’t it? Kinda dull, just existing as a vital structural component to your home. Wouldn’t it be better if it had a bit more spice? Adding texture to your walls can completely switch up the aesthetic of the room. Shadow and light often play clever tricks on the eye, it can make rooms appear bigger or smaller depending on the colour scheme you choose.
The Tuscan Red Bedroom as featured on Little Greene https://www.littlegreene.com/
  1. Modernise Your Home – Giving your home a contemporary look can be difficult if you’re restricted financially. Panelling your walls is a cost effective way of modernising your home. Maybe you’ve recently bought your home – which as we all know is an expensive process, you may not have the funds readily available to bring the decor into the present. Top tip? Use MDF wall panelling kits to upgrade each room as you go, it will hide any unsightly blemishes or marks and add character to the house. 
Stunning Tongue & Groove Wall Panelling from Making It In The Mountains https://www.makingitinthemountains.com/diy-2/
  1. Selling Your Home – Decorating your home to sell it? A preposterous idea or a clever tactic to encourage more offers? We say go for it. Wall panelling is more popular than ever and what better way to charm potential buyers than dazzling them with decorative walls. If they know they won’t have lots of decorating to do when they move in, they’ll be more tempted to buy – especially if they’re big wall panelling fans. And if they detest wall panelling – it’s not hard to remove. 
  1. Protecting your walls – Wall panels actually provide protection for your walls, not like an overly-enthusiastic doorman with an earpiece and a clipboard but in a subtle and clever way. Hallways, plenty of wear and tear – how many times have your hallway walls been scuffed? Or how often do you open the front door with such gusto you chip the paint? We have a solution for you. Wall panelling! They’re fixed on to the wall and will take the brunt of heavy traffic passing through that room – unless you live with a herd of rhinos, we’re not entirely sure that wall panels are an equal opponent to a Rhino. 
Photo by Keith Markilie on Unsplash
  1. Selfie Station – Is it narcissistic to completely transform a room for better photos? Probably, but we’re not judging you. Fed up taking your selfies in a dull lifeless room? Then panel it! A splash of striking paint and you’re good to go. All your followers will be thinking ‘Oh my god does Becky live in a high-end hotel?’ or ‘What cool and super expensive venue is she at now?!’. Plus you can film the whole process and put it on TikTok, even more clout. You’re welcome.
Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

If we’re completely frank we can think of way more reasons to panel your home, but does anybody actually want to read a novel on wall panelling? If you need some wall panelling inspo check out these fantastic designs & ideas. 

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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?