Interior Wood Paneling:
Getting the Goods on Woods
Though most homeowners are only familiar with the concept of using interior wood paneling on the floors, there are far more applications in which wood design can be incorporated into a home, from rooms full of wood walls to stately spaces featuring one wood accent wall, from ceilings clad in wood to partial paneling in very specific accent areas that really give a wow factor. It may take some imagination and most likely a few sessions with a custom home builder with great experience in custom home design to really achieve the look you want, but it’s amazing what remodeling trends like using interior wood paneling can do to build equity in your home.
Interior applications of wood can be a wonderful way to create a unique space and even further the efforts being made in building sustainable homes, especially if you’re using reclaimed wood. Those pieces of interior wood paneling have some history to them, which gives them a certain amount of charm and character; but even more than that, the fact that you’re rescuing them and putting them to good use is great for the environment.
Wood paneling plays nicely on an accent wall to capture the eye, but it can also make a great focal point on the ceiling. It’s an unusual way to set off a room; and if you use a type of wood that’s light, it won’t feel oppressive in the space. Instead, your home will be unique and feel incredibly natural without seeming unfinished.
Naturally enough, flooring design is the most immediate association we have with interior wood paneling. But why stop at the floor? With so many different colors and grains of wood, the possibilities are endless; and by choosing wood tones that accent rather than overwhelm, you don’t run the risk of looking like you’re living in a hunting lodge or stuck in the seventies with all of that regrettable faux wood paneling. Instead, you’ll be able to achieve sleek, modern design or an atmosphere that’s cozy and warm, all by planning your use of wood with attention to detail and the proper guidance from someone who can really see the forest for the trees.
Don’t let wood design leave you floored! Consult with the team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!