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The bedroom is the most personal and intimate space in any home. Therefore, it is crucial to strike a balance between ambience, aesthetics, and functionality in the bedroom. A large part of getting the bedroom design right depends on the wall treatment. They can be used as a background— a canvas, so to speak —against which all the other elements can shine. Alternatively, you may let the wall(s) stand out and be the focal point of the room.
A wall makeover for your bedroom alone can change its vibe. With ample wall treatment options, the world is your oyster. Paint and wallpaper are tried and tested options. But if you're up for experimenting, go for structural options such as decorative wall panels and wood panel design for your bedroom design.
But before we dive into all the wall panels designs you can incorporate in your bedroom design, let's first understand what exactly are wall panels.
Wall panels are traditional wall treatments. Up until a century or so ago, panelling was a functional element and not just decorative. Panelled walls served as an added layer of insulation and strengthened the walls. In interior design, they are now used primarily to introduce visual interest and depth to the room.
Wood panelling is a traditional wall panelling material. Cork, PVC, MDF, etc., are other popular options for wall panelling materials. These materials can be used in their natural finish or can be coated with wallpaper, veneer, fabric, paint, etc. Permutations of different materials and finishes can result in unique designs for the master bedroom wall panelling designs for the bedroom.
Here are some ideas for wall panel designs for your bedroom:
Use the board and batten wood panelling for walls to add height to your bedroom with vertical placement. In larger rooms, opt for less than full-length panels to play with height. Lay the boards horizontally to make the room appear larger. You can choose this kind of panelling for all walls of your room or only for the accent wall.
Keep the natural finish of the wood for a rustic but cosy. For a modern bedroom wall panelling design, paint the walls or cover them in wallpaper. If the panels are less than full-length, opt for a dual-tone scheme— with the panels painted in a darker colour.
Lattice panels are a great way to add dynamism to the bedroom aesthetic. The diamond shape and thin grids are some popular designs. With lattice wood panelling for interior walls, you can customise the design and imbue the bedroom with personality.
Choose designs with uniform lines and geometrical shapes for a sleek modern look. Experiment with the height and placement of panelling. Chair rail and wainscoting are the obvious choices. Introduce asymmetry in eclectically styled bedroom lattice mouldings. Opt for more intricate patterns with softer and rounded lines for a vintage look.
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Shiplap wall is a relatively easy and pocket-friendly wooden wall panelling design. It works well in rooms with a more rustic vibe like beachy or farmhouse aesthetic. To let the shiplap shine, use it on accent walls or even a headboard wall. Painting it white or a shade of blue will add a nautical touch.
A low-key way to add some texture to the walls is to install the panelling only along the bottom third of the wall. For a minimalist, Scandinavian inspired bedroom, paint the panels and the wall in the same hue. Warm whites, beiges and taupes are great options.
Wainscoting is wood panelling installed on the bottom half of the wall. Many types of wall panelling can, therefore, be classified as wainscoting. The differentiation would be in terms of the installation and aesthetic, for example, board and batten, beadboard, mouldings, etc.
White wainscoting with a dark rich hue painted over the other half of the wall is a classic look. Wallpapers with intricate designs or artistic murals will contrast fantastically with the panelling. Choose darker colours to add depth to the room. Lighter and neutral tones would make the bedroom feel bright and airy.
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Beadboards are vertical panels or slats and are available in varying width. They are supremely versatile and can be used to introduce visual interest in any bedroom. Skinny panelling, in horizontal and vertical placements, makes for a fabulous accent wall. A variegated natural wood finish will make the room feel warm. Use it as a backdrop for another focal point in the room like the TV, the bed or the fireplace. To make it more interesting, use slats of varying height or width.
Beadboard wainscoting paired with patterned wallpaper is the perfect way to add flavour to an otherwise unassuming room.
Keep the natural finish of the wood to maintain some contrast. For a more sleek and cohesive look, paint the panels to match the background of the wallpaper. Wood panelling combined with fabric wallpaper will instantly add warmth and cosiness to the bedroom.
A subtle way to add charm to your bedroom is to frame the windows and the door in the room with ornate trimmings. Keep the rest of the walls bare. White trimmings and moulding against dark walls are perfect for a Victorian-style bedroom. In a large bedroom, floor to ceiling mouldings are a great way to add an architectural element and texture. While mouldings don't fit in with the modern design style, you can incorporate them in ways that aren't dated by combining different patterns and designs.
Create a unique panelled accent wall with lines that partially flow into the ceiling. Keep the lines straight and choose natural wood finish for a modern bedroom design. For a sleek contemporary look, ensure that trims and the wall are stained or painted in the same color. Metallic trims against jewel tones make for a gorgeous focal point.
The name explains it all! Use mouldings and trimmings to create rectangular or square shapes much like picture frames. Use these mouldings to frame your artwork, pictures, lighting fixtures, etc. Keep the moulding colour the same as that of the back wall. This will allow the display to be the visual focus.
Most decorative panelling options are now prefabricated and easy to install. Choose ones with 3D patterns for a tactile and an architectural element in your bedroom. Accentuate the texture with clever lighting. Select panels in neutral colours; let the
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pattern and lighting be the focus. With so many options in wall panelling materials, finishes and prefabrication, decorative 3D panelling is a pocket-friendly wall treatment to add visual interest in interior design.
Vinyl has made considerable strides in interior design. You can achieve or create any look or design you want with vinyl panels at a fraction of the cost of the actual material. It also helps that it is a maintenance-friendly material. Cladding patterns, intricate tile designs, mosaic patterns, etc., are all available in vinyl panels. Spruce up your bedroom walls with wall panels of your choice.
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With Beautiful Homes' Interior Design Services, you are availing yourself of expert services to help you create the bedroom of your dreams. Alternatively, give your existing room a much-needed makeover with our Quick Home Makeover services. The experts will make sure that the design for the room is highly customised and best suited to your needs.
Our specialised services such as Safe Painting Services, Colour Consultancy Services Online, Wood Solutions or Design Wall Makeover are all perfect for helping you perfect the design of the walls in your bedroom.
Using our products can help you achieve the master bedroom wall panelling designs for the bedroom you've always wanted. We offer a variety of peel and stick wallpapers, single coat emulsions, spray paint with your choice of finish made for all materials and much more. Our colour selection tools can help you determine the best colour palette for your bedroom interior design.
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