Wood paneling can make a room feel a little chaotic (not to mention dark, musty, and reminiscent of the ’70s), but it can also be seriously stylish when done right.
You could start by whitewashing your panels. This technique allows you to keep the woodgrain texture of walls, but not the deep color. Start by watering down your paint, then you’ll want to brush on, immediately wipe, and repeat until you get your desired color.
Also, you could be eccentric by adopting a “black style”. Is a black bathroom the sexiest ever? We think so. Sometimes painting smaller rooms in a darker color can actually make it feel larger and more intimate the same time. It’s also a good way to disguise paneling you don’t love.
Whether you want to add paneling to your house-or need a few ways to update your existing walls-get inspired by these wood paneling ideas and see how the pros do it. We promise these examples will help your shiplap stand out in a good way.