Since your walls take up the majority of the surfaces in a room, finding the right way to decorate them can make or break a space. One on-trend way of adding interest is through living room wall panelling ideas, bringing texture and depth to your sitting area.
'Wall panelling is a great way to create an interesting focal point in any room,' says Simon Myatt, Brand Ambassador, Havwoods (opens in new tab).
'An ideal way to add texture and visual contrast to an interior, wall panelling can make rooms appear more spacious,' continues Simon. 'Living room wall panelling ideas add visual interest to the space,' says Olivia Crosher, Interior Designer, Naturewall (opens in new tab). 'It is a great way of creating a feature that can anchor a room by applying it to just one wall,' advises Olivia from Naturewall.
This will add interest to the area, giving you the benefits of panels, but your living room wall decor won't feel overwhelming by covering too much of the space. 'If you have any architectural elements in your living room ideas, work with them for creating a feature wall,' says Justyna Korczynska, Senior Designer, Crown (opens in new tab). As well as adding natural style, by differentiating part of the room, you can use the panels to zone a space.
'By adding natural textures that exude warmth and creating separate, smaller zones within one large configuration.'
Vertical living room wall panelling ideas help make your ceilings seem higher by drawing the eye upwards. Paint the lower section of you wall in a bright colour, keeping the upper portion and ceiling a light, neutral shade.
As well as making life easier and cheaper, living room wallpaper ideas also offer more flexibility when it comes to colours and styles. Boost light levels by choosing a pale coloured, or white painted wood panelling for your walls.
This technique can be used in any space, but small living room ideas will really benefit from the extra light offered by the wood panels.
Get creative and design panelled living room feature wall ideas filled with varying shapes, sizes and colours of cut boards.
Just remember, of course, that they should all extend outwards to the same degree to keep things cohesive and prevent extra dust build up. 'Zone an open plan room by applying panelling to a section of a wall,' suggests Olivia from Naturewall.
Behind the TV will help delineate the entertainment space, over a home office area creates a focus zone, for example. Take things up to a luxe level by painting your living room wall panelling ideas in an opulent shades.
Pair your living room paint ideas with furniture upholstered in another bold tone to ramp up the effect. 'Wood is a great choice for wall panelling due to its inherent natural texture and warm colouring,' agrees Simon from Havwoods.