In recent years, interior design trends have seen a resurgence of natural elements, and a big reason for this is the movement towards sustainability and eco-friendly choices. So, it goes without saying that wood panelled accent walls make for an ideal refurbishment in your home if you are looking to change up your décor. It not only adds warmth, texture, and character to any space but also aligns with the eco-conscious movement, making it a popular choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.
Here are 3 fabulous ways to beautify your interior walls with wood:
1. Paint wood panels for a fresh and modern twist
If you’re looking to infuse colour and a touch of modernity or even vintage charm into your space, painting or staining your wood panels is the way to go. Choose a colour that complements your existing decor or one that stands out to create a bold statement. Lighter shades like pastels or off-whites can lend a serene and airy feel to the room, while vibrant, rich colours can bring energy and personality to the space. Finish off the painted panels with a satin or semi-gloss finish to enhance durability and ensure easy cleaning.
Pictured: When the Plan Van Aksie team transformed this bedroom, they chose to paint the wood panels and create a gorgeous accent wall to frame the bed. The colour, Creative Chrystal, was chosen out of our wide selection of Tjhoko Paints (@Tjhokopaints).
2. Stencilling gives off charming arty vibes
Consider taking your painted wood panels a step further with stencilling and give your space an artistic flair. Choose a base colour that complements your existing decor, and then add intricate patterns or designs using stencils for a stunning look that is customised and completely unique. Experiment with geometric patterns, floral motifs, or even abstract designs to add an extra layer of visual interest. Finish off the painted panels with a satin or semi-gloss finish to enhance durability and ensure easy cleaning.
3. Embrace wood’s natural beauty
A lovely way to incorporate wood panelled accent walls into your home is by embracing the natural beauty of the wood. This approach allows you to showcase the unique grains and textures of the material, which will create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Choose high-quality wood panels like reclaimed pine, walnut, or cedar to add an authentic touch to your space. Make sure to install the wood panels properly to maintain structural integrity and consider using a clear sealant or wood stain to protect and enhance the wood’s natural colour and texture.
4. Create contrast with dark-stained panels
For a more dramatic and contemporary look, consider using dark-stained wood panels for your accent wall. Dark wood panels will create a striking contrast against lighter-coloured furnishings and décor, adding depth and sophistication to your space. Opt for solid, durable wood like pine, and apply a dark stain that complements your overall colour scheme. The dark-wood panelling can serve as a focal point, creating visual interest in the room.
Wood panelled accent walls are a versatile and stylish choice when it comes to transforming the interior of any home. Whether you prefer a natural look, a more contemporary vibe, or something more vintage, incorporating wood panels is a fairly cost-effective way to revamp your space.
At Lotters Pine, we stock a wide range of chalk paints and wood stains as well as a range of Tjhoko Paints at selected branches. Browse the colours here to transform your space and bring out your creative side: https://lotterspine.co.za/colour/.