Have you run out of colours for your walls? Don’t have enough pictures to fill the plain, empty space? Or are you moving into a new property, and want to get it right? If any of these sounds like you, then it might be time to consider decorating your interior with wood cladding.
If you need some ideas, wood cladding can be used in the bedroom, as an extended headboard, or in the kitchen, along with some wooden furnishings. Of course, it is so versatile that you can use it anywhere, as long as you have a good balance.
Now that you know where you want to use your wood wall cladding, You need to decide what style you want to use. At this stage of the process, you should also be deciding how much wood cladding you want. Do you want it to form the basis of most of your walls, or are you planning to use it to break up the room, and add a new feature?
This is really down to personal preference, but we have some suggestions if you all you know at this point is that you want some wood cladding in your house. You may want to use it to cover a whole wall, if you want a clear wall that is not as plain as a painted one. If you were to go down the more formal route, then you could use some would cladding in a study, between two bookshelves, as a smarter looking section of wall that lifts the whole room.
Another possibility is to use wood cladding on the back of kitchen counters. This lets you use the cladding as stylistic feature, without being overbearing.
Knowing what kind of wood cladding you want is only part of the planning, as you also need to decide what style you want to go for. Of course, being wood there are no pinks or yellows, but there are still a number of different variations to choose from. You will want a style that complements the rest of the room, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the plainest design - your walls can still add to the room.
You can also get wood cladding with differing designs. Those with thinner sections can look very smart, but too much can look overly ordered, whereas wider lines can look more natural, especially if you are planning to use a lot of cladding.
Now that you have the planning out of the way, you can get down to the finer details, such as orientation. Much like hardwood flooring, wood cladding has many straight lines in it. While this does make details like orientation more important than if it were a blank canvas, it also means that the cladding can be integrated into your house seamlessly (in a manner of speaking).
When adding the cladding, you have two choices; you can either place it horizontally or vertically. If the cladding is being placed in a room with a wooden floor, then you may want to place the cladding so that it is a continuation of the floor, aligning the seams so that it is a smooth transition from one to the other.