Every room offers four fabulous blank canvases: the walls. There are so many things you can do to transform them to help create a beautiful space. One of my favorite looks is paneled walls. What I love about them are how simple they can be while still bringing character, depth, and a touch of luxury to a space.
They are also incredibly versatile. You can keep it simple or get creative with the trim, insets, and material. You can go rustic with exposed wood or high glamour with gloss or metallic. They can cover half the wall, an accent wall, or an entire room. The options are unlimited.
Though they look expensive, paneled walls can be done on a budget if you’re willing to do a DIY project. There are tons of tutorials on the internet, so it’s just a matter of deciding what look you want and putting in some elbow grease.
Here are 10 paneled wall ideas in various styles to give you some inspiration:
Paneled Wall Ideas
To take advantage of all this empty wall space, white panels keep things elegant and simple while also providing some character.
Source: Home Bunch
Wood panels in a gray tone look contemporary yet rustic in this relaxing dining room.
A shiplap accent wall is a perfect for a mudroom or laundry room to give it a dose of charm.
Source: New England Home
A little bit of paneling escalates the sophistication in a living room, especially in a soft taupe.
High gloss blue gives these wood paneled walls a unique, unexpected twist.
Source: House Beautiful
This bathroom captures the essence of a chic spa with some warm, traditional touches mixed with modern accents.
Source: Architectural Digest
A metallic trim adds a glamorous touch to the contemporary accent wall.
Source: Erika Brechtel
Another beautiful option for a bedroom is to fill the panels with a soft, luxurious fabric.
Source: Dering Hall
A dark blue paneled wall compliments the wallpaper in this contemporary dining room.
Source: Nate Fischer Interiors via Houzz
Exposed wood and white-painted panels look great together to create a rustic, old-fashioned appeal in this powder bath.
Source: Traditional Home
Paneled walls are a great way to do something different with your walls and give your home a more “upgraded” look without breaking the bank.