These 15 half wall paneling ideas will help to elevate your home, bringing understated elegance. It lends a traditional look, whilst it can be given a modern twist to suit your home decor scheme. These 15 half wall paneling ideas are perfect for hallways, living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. Half wall paneling can have this effect if it’s fitted into a very small space, as it can end up engulfing the room.
However, generally half wall paneling can give the illusion of higher ceilings if paired with the right shades of paint. Opt for lighter shades, finishing off the top half with a high contrast colour such as bright white as it will instantly draw your eye up to the ceiling as you enter the room, making the room seem taller than it is.
There are exceptions with ceiling height, and if you are fitting half wall paneling into a kitchen or utility room. If you aren’t sure, mark it out with a pencil beforehand around the room to get a feel for what it looks like with your furniture in situ. This type of half wall paneling gives serious ski lodge vibes, but it can be incorporated into a natural, or even mid century modern interior.
Create a focal point in a hallway or bedroom with black statement half wall paneling. Finish off with a bright white shade above to draw the eye up as you enter the room. Adding wooden slats to your home is a modern approach to half wall paneling, and it can look exceptional in any room setting.
You can buy half wall panels, plus, there’s no need to paint it or do any touch ups when in situ. For this reason, it’s a great choice for new build properties that desperately want to inject some of their own character.
This style has been finished in a gorgeous deep green shade, and a perfect demonstration of how it can be utilised in a kitchen space. This type of paneling works really well in utility rooms and on the bed frame wall in bedrooms too. Why not keep things simple with a classic white paneling on bottom half of wall? Bright white paint does tend to attract more scuffs and marks so it’s not the best idea for busy households as it will require constant touch ups.
Paneling the hallway leading up to the stairs is a very popular choice in a home for a number of reasons. It leads the eye up, it adds continuity to a hallway and it’s one of the best ways to achieve character and depth to the walls. An otherwise plain wall can feel boring and paneling is an affordable, and stylish way to elevate it.
I love this look for bathrooms, nurseries and bedrooms, it can bring a whimsical look, and the bold block panelling section adds a defining element to the space.
This shaker style look is gorgeous in a sage green shade, but this look is so versatile no matter the colour scheme you have in mind. Pink is a beautiful colour for paneling be it in a nursery, bedroom, dressing room or hallway!
Pair with a cream or white on the upper half for a crisp and fresh looking interior. It’s favoured in traditional, modern rustic and farmhouse style homes.
Why not switch things up and have a neutral on the bottom half with a bold upper like this? The dramatic contrast will also help to elevate the room, add a navy blue, charcoal grey or black to achieve a defining look.