THE EASY WAY TO ADD TEXTURE AND VISUAL INTEREST TO WALLS
Make Accent Walls Pop with Wood Paneling
Forget accent paint colors or wallpaper. If you really want a focal point for a room, consider going for a wall treatment that adds texture and style: wall planks. Fans of interior design magazines or HGTV shows have probably seen wall planks cropping up a lot lately. There’s a reason for this! Upgrading a standard wall with wood paneling is a cost-effective way to make that area pop, and with our flooring installation services, adding wall planks to your Roseville home or business is a quick and simple process.
WALL PLANK STYLES
Few things say “country” or “shabby chic” quite like wood accents. You could brighten up the walls with whitewashed, picket fence-style planks, enhance a “cabin in the woods” look with a rich brown wood, or go for a specific stain/color that matches the rest of your home’s décor.
While wall planks might bring up visions of country homes in your mind, that’s not necessarily the vibe you have to go with. Darker, smooth planks can go a long way toward complementing a modern design. And what could be a more modern look than turning a traditional flooring installation on its side?
BEST PLACES FOR WOOD PANELING
Of course, you can put wood planks anywhere you want, but if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration for the best ways to use this interior design style, here are some ideas:
Your TV is probably already the focal point for your living or media room, so why not make it pretty to look at? Some wood paneling and a professional TV installation will turn a standard home entertainment system into something truly slick.
A coffee bar is one of those elements of a home that many people wish they had, but few people actually implement. If you’re looking for a way to infuse personality into your home, then do yourself a favor and use wood paneling to define that area.
Swap the standard headboard for something clean and simple: a floor-to-ceiling wood paneling treatment.
Wood and fireplaces – they’re a perfect match. Especially for homes with a fireplace that doesn’t quite seem to fit into the space, you can use paneling to define the area. Just make sure you choose wall planks that are heat-resistant!
Want more inspiration? As part of our wall and flooring installation services, we can provide recommendations on the best home improvement and design options for your property.
PRODUCTS / INSTALLATION METHODS
While it’s possible to DIY a wood plank wall using pallets or shiplap, there are definitely some drawbacks to doing so:
- The wood (especially pallet wood) may have been treated with insect repellants and chemicals that cause the planks to be unsafe for indoor residential use.
- The wood is often damaged, warped, and chipped, and those irregularities will show up quite clearly for the final result.
- You’ll need to find the studs in the wall and make sure that each plank is anchored appropriately for safety (and then cover up all the nails from installation).
None of those drawbacks are insurmountable, but there is an alternative method that we recommend: Wallplanks. Wallplanks is a product developed by From the Forest, a Wisconsin-based company that manufactures engineered hardwood. Their wood paneling product is particularly neat because of how easy it is to install: literally peel and stick. The planks come with heavy-duty adhesive on the back of each panel, so you don’t need to worry about nailing it in. Just line it up properly and press against the wall.
Of course, whether you opt for Wallplanks or another wood paneling product, you can always call up RCO for our flooring installation services – they apply just as much to walls as they do to floors. We can handle the design, installation, and maintenance of any wall paneling treatment you want in your home. To learn more about the different options, feel free to give us a call at (916) 782-1188 or schedule a consultation at one of our showrooms.