Wood Wall Covering Ideas

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Adding a wood wall covering to one or more of your walls can bring a touch of the outdoors into your home. Wood wall products run the gamut from the inexpensive to the pricey. Installing some wood wall coverings takes a lot more elbow grease than others, so keep your timetable in mind when you choose a product.

Panel It

  • Paneling is one of the most common wood wall covering options. Available in a wide range of types and styles, you can purchase wood panels in sheets and sizes similar to drywall or in tongue-and-groove styles. If an entire wall of wood doesn't suit your tastes, create stripes on your wall, using strips of wood, or install paneling to cover only half to three-fourths of the walls to create a classic look. For a unique look, paint wood a bold color, like red, and place wood on only one wall to make an accent wall.

Go Green

  • If you've got the time to install it, have your walls go green by using reclaimed lumber to cover them. Available from a wide range of retailers, reclaimed, or reused lumber as it's sometimes called, is taken from old buildings like barns, and turned into paneling and flooring. A variety of wood types, such as aged walnut and oak, are available in a number of colors. At many retailers you can even choose the heaviness of the grain in the board.

Stay Simple

  • If you're looking for a simple and inexpensive option to get the wood look, try wood veneer. Wood veneer is a thin wood product that usually has a fabric back. It's applied with an adhesive similar to wallpaper. Unlike hardwood products, wood veneer can bend to cover curved and hard-to-reach places. Apply it over a single wall, or cut the veneer into a unique shape before applying for a creative look. For just a bit of wood, place wood veneer over trim, or create a border around a wall.

Try Something New

  • If a full wood look isn't your thing, think about trying something new. Due to the rise in green home design and interior decorating, a number of new wood-based products have come onto the market, like Barkskin, a wood-based, wallpaper-like product made from bark. Barkskin is placed on the wall in tiles and looks similar to leather or parchment once it's installed.

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