Updated: Sep 9
From wood to wallpaper - pick the perfect way to accessorize your space
Personalize your home with limitless style and design options. Just as you consider harmony and contrast when pairing accessories with an outfit, selecting the wall treatment that complements the overall space can change the vibe from blah and boring to c'est magnifique!
The Modern Farmhouse style ushered in the SHIPLAP bandwagon. Offered in a variety of sizes and applications and typically seen with 6"-8" nickel gap planks in a horizontal or vertical pattern.
Emerging from many Mid-Century modern designs, WOOD SLAT walls are making a comeback and provide a pleasing contemporary feel. Available in easy to install acoustic panels, these slat walls work great when juxtaposed with lighter walls to provide warmth and texture.
WALL PANELING and WAINSCOTING
WALL PANEL applications vary in height and design. Endless possibilities to make an impact. An architectural detail that can be sophisticated or whimsical; and let's not forget practical...far more resistant to scuff marks than a bare sheetrock wall. Typically wainscoting covers the lower 1/3 or 3/4 of your wall while paneling is from baseboard to ceiling.
PANEL APPLICATIONS vary greatly by size and component:
BOARD & BATTEN - equidistantly placed vertical stiles or battens (usually 1x2 or 1x3) installed on finish-grade plywood or directly onto a sheetrock wall.
WAINSCOT PANELS - large or small scale squares or rectangles created using various trim details such as narrow picture frame moulding or 1x 4 with cove moulding. Timeless and clean, it creates instant character in small spaces as a Powder Rm or breaks up large expanses of sheetrock as in a stairway. The substrate can be either the sheetrock wall or plywood, bead board, shiplap, etc.
WHITE PAINTED - clean & classic
STAINED or WHITE-WASHED- provides warmth and showcases the beauty of the wood grain
PAINTED W/COLOR - packs the punch you need to an otherwise neutral color palette
SHOU SUGI BAN- charred wood finish provides modern appeal and a nice contrast with lighter woods and colors
Subtle or bold ....so many sublime choices to add interest. Wallpaper has come a long way with a smorgasbord of choices: natural, textured, hand-pointed, and specialty papers. You may opt for large graphic patterns or print designs on grasscloth...so many options.
TILE and STONE
Ceramic, handmade terra cotta, glass, metal, stone...so many great choices in shape, size and material. This world is definitely your oyster!
Natural stone slab backsplashes are becoming a popular wall treatment particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. It has a lovely aesthetic and practical appeal in that you don't have all the visible grout lines and makes cleaning a breeze.
ADD CHARACTER TO YOUR HOME
in subtle or bold ways by adding pattern, texture, and warmth to your space with panels, wainscoting, tile or stone. Or opt for a moody ambience with Roman clay. Go ahead.... bring some life to those walls!