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Be it in the living, dining, bedroom, study or even the bathroom, wood makes a great feature wall material. Choose from panelled real wood, reclaimed, stickwood, wooden effect tiles, log pile, pallets, engineered wood or laminates to bring colour, texture and warmth into any room.
UPDATED: 18 Jun 2022
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The living room is the best place to have a timber styled accent wall. Adding a wooden feature wall here helps to create a focal point and makes the interior captivating. This works especially well when your living room gets plenty of natural light to bring out the colour, texture and different shades of the material.
Wooden feature wall is typically applied to the wall where the television is mounted. It also works well besides the fireplace or mantle piece. It can also be used to conceal storage cabinet, shelves and media unit. Darker wood gives the room a cosy feel in the evening. Lighter wood offers a more contemporary feel. Mix this with bright white surfaces, white furniture and light soft furnishing for a scandinavian inspired look.
Even small living rooms can benefit from a wooden feature wall. This small and narrow living space has a media unit and mounted television flanked by a pair of storage cabinets with glossy black doors. Personally, I would go for glossy white but since the room gets a lot of light from the windows it works quite well.
We found the following wooden feature wall ideas on The Telegraph. These are some of the photos from the book Modern Rustic by Emily Henson. Here, the rustic reclaimed wooden boards are arranged in a vertical fashion.
The photo below is of a feature wall based on reclaimed timber. The owner of the home is a proponent of sustainable architecture. The wall cladding is made from reclaimed larch. Again, the wooden boards are arranged in a vertical fashion.
The wooden panelling in the photo below adds a rustic backdrop to an open plan living space. Matched with salvaged picture frame and botanical prints, it brings a bit of nature indoor.
Horizontal wooden panels run alongside one of the bedroom walls. The same material and colour are used to build the wall mounted side tables and bed frame. This maintains the natural flow in the bedroom. On the opposite site of the wall and bed is the wardrobe and media unit also finished in the same colour and style.
Feature walls work just as well in the office, workplace or home office. To make a statement and show that you mean business, choose big pieces of whole wood. Reclaimed timber can also be used such as those shown in the photo below.
Why stop at the wall, think outside the box and go up to the ceiling. This wooden panel installation with cut-out design wraps part of the reception area from wall to ceiling making the area more inviting when viewed from outside.
This tear drop styled wooden divider panel may need a lot of dusting but it creates a big fashion statement that nobody can miss.
Sourcing the right amount of reclaimed timber for a big project can be difficult. Don’t be afraid to mix them up if there are more than one source. Different type of wood, stained or painted can be pieced together to create a patchwork of effect. Wood can absorb plenty of light so be sure to allow more natural light in, see landing area below.
Even in small tight spaces such as the bathroom or toilet, a wooden feature wall can be installed to give warm things up. Not quite literally to punctuate the standard ceramic, tile, mirror and white surfaces. Add a down light to bring out the texture and to highlight the uneven surfaces of the wooden panels.
Here are wooden feature wall ideas for commercial and public spaces. We look at restaurants, cafes, retail outlets and public spaces that use wooden feature wall in creative ways.
Cross section of tree trucks and branches arranged in random order are used here as a feature wall in a restaurant. The wooden theme continues to the benches, stools, tables, wall cladding and flooring for that all inclusive nature feeling.