Wood paneling on the walls

Wood is the main accent-especially in rooms decorated in a classic or rustic style, although it looks great in a factory loft, industrial living room, or modern bedroom. For several years, it has also been a leader among wall solutions, and designers are still discovering its potential.

Wood paneling


Modern wood wall decoration

tree on the wall ideas

Narrow boards, evenly spaced side by side, covering entire walls or surfaces that Shine with a thick layer of chemically cured varnish, are now a thing of the past. Although the method of using wood itself is experiencing its second youth with various enamels, paints, or oils that emphasize the natural grain.

The popular, shiny brown color is replaced by trendy, colorful combinations with white, black, and gray in the foreground. They correspond to modern and even vintage or nautical décor. This type of facing in the modern version is no longer just rows of vertically arranged slats – currently, they are also assembled in the form of three-dimensional spatial forms or vertically, which optically expands a narrow room.

The fixation of plating must be performed in the following steps:

1. The first (and most important!) there will be a surface preparation consisting of thorough cleaning and sanding of the boards by hand or machine using sandpaper with a grain size from 120 to 200 (depending on the degree of roughness of the substrate).

2. the Next stage includes filling in all visible defects with a wooden spatula, removing dust, and drying the surface.

3. Then we start painting with acrylic, decorative and protective varnish or paint intended for use inside buildings.

The updated wooden cladding will get a second life, and the residents will have an interesting decoration of the room, which, in addition to visual values, also guarantees additional sound and thermal insulation.

In the village version

In the village version

Rural interior-wooden furniture and wall decorations in this version perfectly emphasize the idyllic nature of the design. These designs are inspired by country huts and atmospheric homesteads. Full of natural decorations and colors that evoke the beauty of nature: muted greens, darkened Blues, pastels, off-white, and Browns and beiges that can be used with boards. Those on the wall, being the background of the decor, should be far from ideal. They should look old, with visible bumps and abrasions, as if they were taken directly from the Museum. To get the dream result, paint the beams with a transparent, matte varnish or paint. It is also possible to use a method of decorative painting, which is called a wipe.

Erasing is a way to age a tree. This makes the boards look more worn and suitable for rooms with a rustic pedigree. This method is suitable not only for walls but also for furniture.

How to achieve this effect

  •  apply the paint of the selected color (for example, brown, gray, or turquoise);
  •  cover the areas that will be” wiped ” with wax or preparation with wax that will prevent subsequent layers from penetrating deep into the wood;
  •  then it’s time to apply a contrasting shade of paint (for example, white) and “wipe” the wax fragments with a blunt knife;
  • in the end, you just need a few cuts with sandpaper, apply for protection with varnish, and you’re done.

Bleached boards in Scandi style


Bleached boards in Scandi style

The most commonly used color for painting old cladding is white. It is also popular in newly built apartments, where it creates a backdrop of Scandinavian-style decor. Its most important features are the advantage of subtle hues, natural textures, and a large amount of light, both natural and artificial. Scandi is based on materials such as wood, weaving, jute, cotton, or linen, and the ubiquitous whiteness is warmed by wooden accessories and green houseplants. In this climate, boards – oak, pine, or spruce-are mandatory. That’s why you should make them your main asset. Knots and grains visible under a layer of white paint will bring a cozy atmosphere to the interior.


Natural trade-offs

The great advantage of the tree is its versatility. It can be easily combined with other finishing materials. Accompanied by stone, it will contribute to the creation of classic decor, with concrete and brick, it will evoke an industrial motif. Natural, exotic boards in a darker version blend in with the modern living room, and slightly more saturated shades such as dark blue, bottle green or graphite, and pine or oak, painted in light tones, will become the background for a photo gallery in a Scandinavian or minimalist style, where white, beige and gray play first fiddle.

Using wood on a small fragment or in the form of a single wall will enliven and diversify the space.

Bleached boards in Scandi style on the wall


When the tree is dominant and found the everywhere-from floor to ceiling, this arrangement will resemble a stylish mountain hut. Especially if thick, soft carpets and floral decorations are found as additions, and the walls and wooden elements are highlighted with natural-colored varnish. You can count on a more modern climate if the furniture gets modular, geometric shapes, and in addition to brown and beige colors in the room will be dominated by mustard yellow, dark green, or dark blue.

Natural interior items are one of the most stable trends in the arrangement of apartments. However, this category includes not only stylish decorations: vases, photo frames, lampshades, and figurines put on the fireplace. These are also more non-obvious solutions, such as a tree on the wall! Its use is a guarantee of the original effect! It looks spectacular in all styles and colors, adding comfort to the room.

Keep in mind that the material used in such large quantities can visually overwhelm the interior and reduce it visually. However, this impression can be avoided if you use a tree painted in different, but at the same time matching colors. For example, use white or beige paint on the wall and cover the floor with a colorless varnish. It will help to preserve the wood grain and effectively emphasize its structure.