Every homeowner wants their home to be an attractive, comfortable place for both themselves and their visitors. But the time and money that can accompany these kinds of renovations can make them hesitant to actually make it happen.
If you’re dreaming of a home decor update, whether it’s a floor to ceiling revamp or a striking focal point to draw the eye, wood paneling can be an affordable, eye-pleasing solution.
Wall Panel Remodeling Ideas
There are lots of options available if you want to use wall panels to spruce up a living room or put in an accent wall.
Here are some ideas to make your room look brand new without breaking the bank or turning your life upside down!
Create a Room Divider
If you want to break up a room, wood panel walls can be a great way to create a sense of separation.
Mixed Wood Accent Wall
Multiple thin slats in different lighter and darker colors can provide striking texture to a wall in your home or office.
You could also install panels as a form of tiling for an interesting visual.
Use It As Wainscotting
Few things add elegance to a room like wainscotting. Instead of painting walls or putting up wallpaper, you can install wainscotting to liven up a space.
Using wall panels to cover the bottom half of your wall can be a stylish twist on a classic decor staple.
Swap Out Wallpaper and Paint Colors for Paneling
Freshen up a room or even pieces of furniture with wall panels. Try a light-wash plywood-style paneling up to the ceiling to create Scandinavian-style minimalism.
Paneling can also be used to improve the look of a bench or even built-in bookshelves. Skip the mess and tedious steps of “prime and paint,” and still enjoy a freshly made-up room!
Painting Wall Panels
If you’re searching for a simple DIY project, painting wood wall panels can be a terrific way to give your room a makeover.
Black paint or stain can create a striking visual impact. You can also install wall panels and paint them white for a shiplap effect!
Don’t be afraid of using paint. It will truly make you feel like you’re in a different room altogether!
Installing Wall Panels
Interested in doing your wall panel makeover yourself? It’s definitely a viable option (although going with professionals has its advantages–more on that in a bit)!
First, acclimate your panels at least 24 hours prior to their installation. Take all the panels and store them, flat, in the location where you intend to install them, being careful to keep them away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Next, you’ll need to take stock of your materials. They break down into two types: general tools and materials, and tools and materials that are installation-specific.
- Color-coordinating textured caulk and caulk gun
- Level, chalk line/laser, and pencil
- Clean cloth
- Cotton swabs
- Safety glasses
- Small paint brushes
For our full list of general tools and materials, along with a printable PDF version, see here.
Installation-Specific Tools and Materials
Depending on whether your project is an adhesive and fastener installation or an adhesive-only installation over concrete/masonry/metal.
For more exterior installation tips, materials, and DIY how-tos, see here.
Bring in the Pros
As you can see, installing your paneling isn’t exactly rocket science, but it can certainly be a time-consuming, detail-oriented process.
If you’ve decided wall panels are a cost-effective way to update your home, why add the stress and time of installing it yourself?
AZ Faux provides synthetic beams and paneling for installation to both your home’s interior and exterior. Easier to care for than the real thing, our wall panels add character to your home affordably, with minimal fuss and inconvenience.
We offer a variety of options to help you determine just the right kind of paneling. Suit your space and your style with wall panels from AZ Faux.
Ready to make a change, update your home, or add some appeal to a nondescript room or area? Take a look at our various wall panel options and see what works for you!