Trying to add a little pizzazz to your room? Instead of a standard painted accent wall, why not try wood? Wood is a versatile medium for any home - it can be modern or classic, rustic or cosmopolitan. Wood adds warmth and texture to any space. We've scoured the internet for tons of inspiration for wood paneling walls. There's something here to fit any style. Check out these amazing ideas below before planning your own wood accent wall!
Disclosure: We may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
1. Rustic A-Frame
The walls and ceiling beams here pair perfectly, rather than trying to compete with each other. And the big window lets in plenty of light to keep the whole thing bright and airy.
2. This Wood Rocks
This wall stirs up visual interest by playing the smooth stone and rough wood textures against each other for contrast. Putting them next to each other heightens tension in a room that might, otherwise, seem a bit boring.
3. Bedroom Accent Wall
Using wood planks with a heavy grain draws your eye to exactly the right spot. Meanwhile, the floor stays low-key, keeping the focus on the wall. It's clear who the star of this show is.
4. Modern Condo
The vertical wood grain here is used very deliberately, adding height to an otherwise small space. The switch to a horizontal grain just above the counter adds depth. In this sparse, modern decor, these little details make a big statement.
5. Blonde (Wood) Is More Fun
Vertical wood panels and vertical lines on the wooden door frame draw the eyes up to the attractive beams. Meanwhile, the dark wood accent creates a focal point for the shelves.
6. Be There Or Be Square
These square wood panels tie into the repeating squares seen throughout the room - for example, the walls, floor, rug, table, couch seats, even the white shelving is made up of square shapes. It's worth noting that squares are considered a source of order and stability in home design, a calming influence. This room certainly looks restful and calm.
7. Beautiful Berth
This large, expansive wall reflects the natural light in its soft grain pattern. Long planks, together with contrasting seams, resemble the deck of a sailboat. This soothing room should lull you into a deep sleep.
8. Victorian Dream
These warm, elegant walls practically glow with a particularly Victorian touch. Together with the soft, rich leather chairs, this room looks both glamorous and cozy. In this case, there's also plenty of installed lighting to keep the room from seeming dark and gloomy.
9. "Wood-n't" This Be Nice?
Simple plywood walls have never looked so inviting! For such a basic building staple, who knew that plywood could be so versatile? It creates a casual and informal air for the home, and since you can pick your own stain, it coordinates with almost any decor.
10. (Mixed) Finish In Style
Plank walls can be just about any color or finish, and as a result, it's easy to mix and match. Really, anything that fits your current decor is possible. Furthermore, it's a fairly affordable choice and realistic as a DIY project.
11. Room For Everything
You'll never run out of storage space when you have these gorgeous walnut cabinets at your disposal. The bright windows coupled with light floors contrast nicely with the dark cabinets and lighten the room up.
12. A Bedroom With Flair
This contemporary bedroom is edgy but avoids being over the top. If you have a flair for dramatic details and modern design, this stunning abode might be for you.
13. Sleek and Stunning
The high-gloss finish in this kitchen creates an airy look in an otherwise neutral color palette. The soft details (such as the chair legs that almost disappear into the floor) only add to the ambiance.
14. Aluminum and Wood, Opposites Attract
Designing a kitchen, some people might debate between wood or aluminum. On the contrary - why pick just one? This home manages to use the modern, smooth, cold finish of aluminum. Coupled with the classic warm, rich wood, it makes an interesting parallel. Aluminum reflects light; conversely, wood absorbs it. Maybe aluminum was always destined to be together with wood, as they seem like a perfect match.
15. Electric Charge
These burnt wood planks add drama and flair, redefining a basic style. A classic look is subsequently given a new life.
16. Peek A Boo Wall
To divide a large common area, this wooden slat wall is the perfect solution. It creates clearly defined spaces but still avoids secluding the room.
17. Simple Scandinavian
This warm, minimalist design is Scandinavian-inspired. The soft grain is particularly gorgeous in an understated way!
18. Play In The Barn
A simple rustic design mimics the look of barn wood. Meanwhile, using varying shades and textures make it clear that this is a casual space. Perfect for a game room or other informal area.
19. Ski Lodge Style
Painted wood helps create the ski chalet style of this bedroom. Further, using the color green brings the sensation of being in the great outdoors. This is a nature lover's dream.
20. Burning Up
Burnt wood blocks make a unique artisan mosaic for your home. The layered depths, together with contrasting textures, add excitement to an already interesting centerpiece.
21. Cabin Fever
The weathered wood planks, in addition to the stone fireplace, create the perfect rustic ambiance. Surrounded by nature, could it be more peaceful?
22. Knotty Pines
These bright pine walls warm up the room. Coupled with the dark floor, it creates a cozy and grounded space.
23. Geometric Fashion
For an ultra-modern spin on wood walls, check out this concept design from a house in Spain. Artist Mario Mimosa created this stylized decor, placing black detailing together with a more traditional wood wall.
24. Damsel In Distress
Distressed white shiplap paired conversely with a brilliant chandelier creates a mismatched, boho-chic look. For a daring designer who embraces the unconventional, this carefree look is fun and exciting.
25. At the Beach
This playful take on a beach theme is adorable, light, and breezy. Details such as the repeated use of rope complement the nautical feel. You can practically smell the saltwater!
A Design For Every Home
No matter your style or home decor, we hope you found something on this list to inspire you! Wood is a feature that can be incorporated into any design. Bringing natural elements like wood into the home can inspire feelings of peace and calmness, something everyone can benefit from.
For more ideas, try: