- by Staff
If you hear the words “wood panel” you may be thinking about the inexpensive paneling that was so popular in the 1970s. This was often highly unattractive. The modern interior design bedroom wooden panel wall, however, is much more sophisticated now. Whether you are trying to create a rustic look in your home or hoping to decorate using other types of wood panel, here are some images that may get your creative juices flowing and answer the question “how to decorate a room with wood paneling?”
Image: Cornerstone Architects
The rich tones of this contemporary wood paneling work well with the wooden bed frame and bedside table.
Image: Capital Building
The designer has used tones found in this wood panel to keep the look of this room as coordinated and sophisticated as possible.
Image: Wellbuilt Company
Staining wood several different colors can help give a room a beautiful, rustic look.
Image: Kimberly Demmy Design
Consider using large sheets of wood and letting the grain shine through. It can make a room look very tailored and put together.
Barn board can be easily fastened to a wall to give your room more of a cozy feeling.
Image: PAD studio
This room uses smooth, straight boards that are stained with a light stain to create a spa-like interior.
Image: Sarah Greenman
If you love the idea of making your bedroom look like you are in a cottage, this look may be just what you need as a finishing touch.
Image: VOH Architects
Whitewashing wood can keep a room feeling light and airy.
Image: Jeffers Design Group
Consider using wood panels on one wall to create a unique visual accent in your bedroom.
Image: Knight Associates
The wooden panels in this room have been painted white giving them an understated appearance and allowing you to focus on other elements in the room.
This room has a variegated selection of wooden boards on the wall. This gives a more natural appearance than it would if all of the boards were exactly the same color
If you want your room to look as spacious as possible, make sure that you use the longest boards you can find. Painting them white can also give a feeling of space.
Image: Arnold Schulman Design Group
Sheets of high quality plywood can be finished to show their grain more clearly.
Image: Summerour Architects
Wide wood panels give this room a beautiful and unique look.
Image: Amelie de Gaulle Interiors
Varying the way the grain runs can give yet another look to a wood paneled wall.
Image: Nexus Designs
If you want your wood panel to pop, make sure you stain it dark so that it stands out from the other parts of the room.
Image: Wendi Young Design
You can always panel a small section of the wall in order to give the appearance of a headboard.
Image: Ryan Rhodes Designs, Inc.
Consider carrying the wood paneling up onto the roof for a unique look. The red bedspread really stands out in this particular room.
Image: LMK Interiors
The designer has carried the grey tones from the wood panel into other areas of the room. This gives a beautiful monochromatic effect.
Image: Kaegebein Fine Homebuilding
Consider creating an accent wall in a non-traditional part of the room for a visual surprise.
As you can see, these rooms use wood panels on the walls in a way that is visually interesting and modern. By choosing the panels you will use carefully and experimenting with different stains and paint colors you can achieve a beautiful interior space for a much lower cost than you might think possible.
Make sure you also check out our latest Black and Red Bedrooms post for a different but also inspiring design.