Wooden Feature Wall Ideas – Wood accent that brings nature & warmth into any room

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.

Living Rooms

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 fire place 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.

Contemporary-Dark-Wood-Wall-Covering-Near-Standing-Lamp on Homesfeed
Contemporary Dark Wood Wall Covering Near Standing Lamp on Homesfeed

Source: Wood Wall Covering Ideas


Designed by SVOYA studio Photography by Aleksandr Angelovsky Featured on Contemporist
Designed by SVOYA studio Photography by Aleksandr Angelovsky Featured on Contemporist. A feature wall made of wood shingles in the living room behind the TV and media unit.

Source: An apartment interior designed as a peaceful escape from the busy city

Decoration Idea of Wood Wall Covering Near Fireplace With Lamps And Cabinet on homesfeed
Decoration Idea of Wood Wall Covering Near Fireplace With Lamps And Cabinet on Homesfeed

Source: Wood Wall Covering Ideas

This wooden decorative wall paneling also works to hide the shelves and media unit
This wooden decorative wall paneling also works to hide the shelves and media unit
Pavel Living Room with Feature Wall and Cabinet
Living Room with Wood Effect Feature Wall and White Cabinet and Media Unit
Pavel Wood Slate Feature Wall in Living Room
Wood Slate Feature Wall in Living Room – Inviting Reading Corner
Loft Living Room with Feature Wall That Doubles as Media Unit
Loft Living Room with Feature Wall That Doubles as Media Unit with Shelves
Cork Wall Rustic Tiles on Pure Floors
Cork Wall Rustic Tiles on Pure Floors
Dark Wooden Wall Panel in the Living Room - swoonworthy
Dark Wooden Wall Panel in the Living Room – swoonworthy

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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.

Small Living Room with Wooden Effect Feature Wall
Small Living Room with Wooden Effect Feature Wall
Barn-Wood-Wall-Covering-In-Living-Room-With-Unique-Chandelier on homesfeed
Barn Wood Scantling Wall Covering In Living Room With Unique Chandelier on homesfeed

Source: Wood Wall Covering Ideas


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.

Reclaimed rustic timeber wall in the living room telegraph
Reclaimed rustic timber wall in the living room featured on The Telegraph

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.

Reclaimed rustic wooden panelling in the living room telegraph
Reclaimed rustic wooden panelling in the living room – The Telegraph

Source: Modern rustic: decorating your home with reclaimed timber


Dining Rooms

Dining Room with Wooden Feature Wall Strips
Dining Room with Wooden Feature Wall Strips and Wooden Effect Wall Mounted Storage

Wooden cladding for the wall leading to the mezzanine floor. Horizontally lined rustic reclaimed board creates a barn like feature wall in an otherwise modern and contemporary space.

Reclaimed wood feature wall barn interior walls ideas contemporary dining room
Reclaimed wood feature wall barn interior ideas and contemporary dining room

Open plan kitchen dining area benefits from a rustic wooden feature wall complete with a mix of vintage styled chandelier, contemporary table lamps and modern pendant lights all finished in black.

Open Plan Kitchen Dining Room with Wooden Feature Wall, Co-ordinated Lighting, Table Lamps and Table
Open Plan Kitchen Dining Room with Wooden Feature Wall, Co-ordinated Lighting, Table Lamps and Table

Source: Most Unique Wood Home Decor Ideas

Barn Wood Accent Wall For The Dining Area
Barn Wood Accent Wall For The Dining Area
Studio Esteta Portsea Beach House in est living
Studio Esteta Portsea Beach House Dining Room Divider featured in est living

Source: Port Sea Beach House by Studio Esteta

Dark Brown Panelled Wall featured on Freshome
Dark Brown Panelled Wall featured on Freshome

Source: Feature Wall Ideas to Showcase Your Style

Wooden feature wall need not be dark and gloomy. Allow plenty of light in and choose light coloured wood and use clear lacquer or light oil finish. Pair this with white wall and furniture.

Eightytwo design featured on Home Decor
Eightytwo design featured on Home Decor

Source: 8 Ideas for Simple Contemporary Feature Walls

contemporary dining room by urban woods company
Contemporary dining room by urban woods company
Reclaimed wood feature wall exquisite ways to incorporate into your dining room
Reclaimed wood feature wall exquisite ways to incorporate into your dining room

Bedrooms

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.

Wooden Bedroom Feature Wall with Floating Side Tables
Wooden Bedroom Feature Wall with Floating Side Tables

Source: Feature Wall Ideas

Pavel Master Bedroom with Slate Wall
Pavel Master Bedroom with Slate Wall
Glamorous brown master bedroom design with brown tones and beautiful geometric bedside table
Glamorous brown master bedroom design with brown tones and beautiful geometric bedside table
Timber Feature Wall for the Bedroom on realestate.com.au
Timber Feature Wall for the Bedroom on realestate.com.au
Modern brown bedroom with an opulent Italian style bed
Modern brown bedroom with an opulent Italian style bed
Renaissance Planners and Designers Bedroom featured on Home Decor
Renaissance Planners and Designers Bedroom featured on Home Decor

Source: 8 Ideas for Simple Contemporary Feature Walls

Loftroom with Wooden Effect Feature Wall
Loftroom with Wooden Effect Feature Wall
Mix of rustic and modern, with reused wood and a charming modern bedside table
Mix of rustic and modern, with reused wood and a charming modern bedside table
Small-Apartment-in-Singapore-on-Behance
Small Apartment in Singapore with Wooden Feature Wall on Behance
Unique bedroom feature wall scandinavian with platform bed on urban angles
Unique bedroom feature wall scandinavian with platform bed on urban angles
Wooden walls cozy upholstery and candles
Wooden walls cozy upholstery and candles
Magnificient Bedroom Design Ideas with Wooden Panel
Magnificient Bedroom Design Ideas with Wooden Panel
Bedroom Designed by Denis Rakaev Photography by Andrey Avdeenko
Bedroom Designed by Denis Rakaev Photography by Andrey Avdeenko on Contemporist

Source: Denis Rakaev designs a contemporary apartment in Kiev

Laminate Feature Wall in the Bedroom - Freshome
Laminate Feature Wall in the Bedroom – Freshome
The Scientist featured on Home Decor
The Scientist featured on Home Decor

Source: 8 Ideas for Simple Contemporary Feature Walls

Herringbone Accent Wall for the Bedroom featured in The Created Home
Herringbone Accent Wall for the Bedroom featured in The Created Home

Source: How to DIY a Herringbone Accent Wall

This wooden and rustic canopy is made from reclaimed timber, treated with light oil and dressed with small potted plants, oil lamps and two small chandeliers gives this bedroom a contemporary feel.

Reclaimed rustic timeber canopy in the bed room telegraph
Reclaimed rustic timber canopy in the bed room – The Telegraph

Source: Modern rustic: decorating your home with reclaimed timber


Offices and Home Offices

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.

Reclaimed wood feature wall for the home office with barn bulldog ideas from cssltd
Reclaimed wood feature wall for the home office with barn bulldog ideas from cssltd
Elegant Home Office Style with Brown Wooden Wall
Elegant Home Office Style with Relaxing Brown Wooden Wall: Wooden floor, retro table, red chairs, arm chairs, arch light and fire place completes the relaxing atmosphere.
Office Design with Stripes Wooden Wall Panel
Modern Office Design with Stripes Wooden Wall Panel. Integrated Hanging Shelves, Matching Wooden Work Top and Island

Source: Stylish Stripe Wall Design For The Home Office


Landing & Reception

Studio Esteta Portsea Beach House on est living
Studio Esteta Portsea Beach House on est living

Source: Port Sea Beach House by Studio Esteta

Decorative Wall Paneling Designs Decorative Wall Paneling Design With Carved Patterns Ideas Decoration - Home Interior Decorating Ideas
Decorative Wall Paneling Designs With Carved Patterns Ideas Decoration – Home Interior Decorating Ideas

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.

Wooden Wall to Ceiling Feature Panel
Wooden Wall to Ceiling Feature Panel
Luc Spits Architecture Wooden Wall near stairs
Luc Spits Architecture Wooden Wall near stairs

This tear drop styled wooden divider panel may need a lot of dusting but it creates a big fashion statement that nobody can miss.

Decorative Wall Paneling Designs Astonishing Wooden Divider
Decorative Wall Paneling Designs Astonishing Wooden Divider
Ant Farm House by Xrange Architects
Ant Farm House by Xrange Architects

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.

Reclaimed mismatched in the landing telegraph
Reclaimed mismatched wood in the landing featured on The Telegraph

Source: Modern rustic: decorating your home with reclaimed timber


Bathrooms and Toilets

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.

Designed by Tal Goldsmith Fish Design Studio Photography by Amit Geron Featured on Contemporist
Designed by Tal Goldsmith Fish Design Studio, Photography by Amit Geron Featured on Contemporist

Source: A house designed for a couple to work from home, so they can spend more time with their children

Wood wall in bathroom blesserhouse
Wood wall in bathroom blesserhouse

Source: blesserhouse.com

Pavel Wood Effect Wall Tile in Bathroom
Pavel Wood Effect Wall Tile in Bathroom

Restaurants, Public Spaces and Retail Stores

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.

Restaurant's Wooden Wall -treatment-wood-panelingDesign
Restaurant’s Wooden Wall Treatment Wood Paneling Design – Canalla Bistro

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.

Designed by Techne Architecture + Interior Design Photography by Tom Blachford on Contemporist
Designed by Techne Architecture + Interior Design Photography by Tom Blachford on Contemporist

Source: The wall of logs in the Beerhall

Don’t play it safe with horizontal or vertical lined timbers, try geometrical. This Herringbone Wooden Wall panel breaks the mould from your the standard feature wall you see here.

Elegant restaurant with herringbone wood walls offset
Elegant restaurant with herringbone wood walls offset

How about wooden barrels as a feature wall. This brandy bar in Odessa, Ukraine uses wooden barrel covers to dress the wall.

Designed by Denis Belenko Design Band Photography by Pavel Babienko Featured on Contemporist
Designed by Denis Belenko Design Band Photography by Pavel Babienko Featured on Contemporist
Shustov Brandy Bar by Denis Belenko Design Band
Shustov Brandy Bar by Denis Belenko Design Band

Source: Shustov Brandy Bar by Denis Belenko Design Band

Wood blocks are used on the feature wall at the far side of this restaurant. Big circular designs are painted on the uneven surfaces to create a block printing effect.

Designed by Luchetti Krelle Photography by Michael Wee Featured on Contemporist
Designed by Luchetti Krelle Photography by Michael Wee Featured on Contemporist

Source: Wall Decor Idea – Murals On Painted Wood Blocks

Wood Pattern Panel Feature Wall in Cafe
Wood Pattern Panel Feature Wall in Cafe
Designed by Meyer Wells with wood from City Tree Salvage Featured on Contemporist
Designed by Meyer Wells with wood from City Tree Salvage Featured on Contemporist

Source: Salvaged wood feature wall by Meyer Wells

Originally commenced by mcfarlane green bigger and completed by omb on Contemporist
Originally commenced by mcfarlane green bigger and completed by omb on Contemporist

Source: The bosk Restaurant by omb

Designed by YUDIN Design Photography by Sergey Savchenko Featured on Contemporist
Designed by YUDIN Design Photography by Sergey Savchenko Featured on Contemporist

Source: The lights in this cafe are shaped like croissants

Nike Show Room and Retail Store
Nike Show Room and Retail Store
Nike Show Room and Retail Store
Nike Show Room and Retail Store

Source: Nike Brand Walls

Stick Wood ideas for wood feature wall
Stick Wood ideas for wood feature wall
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Stick Wood ideas for wood feature wall
Break Out Space Designed by Brahma-Architects Photography by Sharon Tzarfati on Contemporist
Break Out Space Designed by Brahma-Architects Photography by Sharon Tzarfati on Contemporist

Source: Walls Covered In Scrap Wood Make An Artistic Statement At This Home


Kitchen

Kitchen-Wall-Covering-Ideas-With-Steel-Kitchen-Set
Kitchen Wall Covering Ideas With Steel Kitchen Set on homesfeed

Source: Unique Wood Wall Covering Ideas

Faux Wood Ceramic Tile in the Kitchen on gestreul
Faux Wood Ceramic Tile in the Kitchen on gestreul

Source: Kitchen Ceramic Wall Tile

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