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5 Different Types of Wall Panelling to Elevate your Interiors

Whether you’re thinking about adding panelling to your decor, or you’re already committed to achieving this timeless and stylish look, it’s worth considering the different types of wall panelling that you can achieve. From classic styles typically found in period properties, to more contemporary finishes, here are five different types of wall panelling to elevate your interiors…

1. Wainscoting

A traditional type of wall panelling, wainscoting is one of the most popular styles. Created through decorative mouldings in rectangle or square frames, this style uses thin strips to achieve the look. Easy to apply when precut, if you are cutting your mouldings yourself, you will need a mitre saw, to cut perfect 45 degree angles. Wainscoting panelling is more commonly used to create half panelled walls, but can look striking from floor to ceiling too.

2. Slat Wall

Also known as a nature wall, salt wall panelling is a modern interpretation on what was originally a traditional style. It can be created using MDF slat wall panels, or wood beading. First created for use as acoustic panelling, today slat wall panelling is a popular style in its own right. Ideal for living rooms or cinema rooms, slat wall panelling will improve acoustics when installed behind a screen or speakers, but also works really well in bedrooms too. If you choose to use wood to create a slat wall, you can wax or stain it for a natural look, or paint MDF panels.

3. Tongue and Groove

Another modern panelling style, tongue and groove panelling is the ideal way to add texture and interest to your scheme, while keeping the look simple and contemporary. The wall is simply covered in milled lengths of panels, and these can be applied horizontally or vertically, depending on the look you want to create.

4. Shaker Style

Possibly the most popular panelling style, shaker panelling is easy to achieve and will completely transform any space. Perfect for adding character and architectural detail, shaker style panelling will reinstate original features in older properties, and add charm to more modern homes. Shaker panelling traditionally covers an entire wall, but it can also look great as a half panelled wall too (known as Batten and Board). Today shaker panelling can be created from MDF panels which are more cost effective than wood panels.

5. Geometric Panelling

This playful modern style involves creating geometric shapes on walls using panels or beading. You can easily put your own twist on this look, creating your own pattern and playing with negative space too. Keep the look contemporary, and paint the panelling and wall in the same colour, for a simple yet unique finish.

As you can see, there are lots of options when it comes to adding panelling to your home. To make things simple, use our panelling kit creator. Simply input the measurements of your wall and receive an instant quote for a panelling kit that’s pre-primed and ready to be installed.

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