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5 Types of Wood Wall Panelling to Elevate Your Space

Wood wall paneling has grown in popularity over the years. It’s a unique way to add texture and visual interest to your space, set the tone, and express your personality. Today we are sharing five of our favorite wood wall paneling options that are guaranteed to elevate your space

1. Board and Batten

Board and Batten, originally used for exterior siding, has gravitated to an indoor look over the years. It’s growth in popularity comes along with an increasing interest in woodworking with 3D texture. The name is self explanatory – the walls are covered with wide boards, and pieces of molding, called “batten”, are placed over the joints between boards.This panelling style is durable and relatively simple to clean, and can be customized with different board and molding widths, heights (whole wall, mid-wall, etc), paint colors, and stains. Board and Batten offers a simplicity and flexibility that makes it a popular choice in wood wall panelling.

2. Plank Wall

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Plank Walls are a great way to add texture and visual interest to your space. They create a unique accent that expresses personality and originality. Wooden planks can be used in a variety of different orientations, ranging from a classic horizontal or vertical look to more adventurous patterns like herringbone or diagonal planks. Plank width, spacing, and wood choice also play a big role in the appearance of your plank wall, whether you use reclaimed or distressed wood for a vintage look, or new planks for something more structured, sleeker, and modern. The possibilities are endless, and make plank walls one of the most versatile and creative options in wood wall panelling.

3. Tongue and Groove

Tongue and Groove wall panelling creates a simple and cohesive look. Each plank is shaped with a “tongue” on one edge and a “groove” on the other, which allows the panels to fit snugly together. Each board fits into the groove of the next board, creating a tight seal that keeps out 

dust and dirt. This panelling style is durable and easy to clean, all while creates a classic wood panelled look guaranteed to elevate your space. 

4. Raised Panels

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Raised Panels began as a popular style among royal families centuries ago, and have never gone out of style. This timeless and complex style of beveled wood panels elevated over adjoining horizontal and vertical rails features six parts: 1) Cap Molding, 2) Cove Molding, 3) Top Rail, 4) Stile, 5) Raised Panel, and 6) Bottom Rail. Due to their complexity, it’s vital to work with a trained professional for installation. Raised Panels are a classic, eye-catching, and luxurious addition to any space.

5. Flat Panels

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Flat Panels originated in the 19th century and have only grown in popularity. This panelling style creates a very polished and clean look, and is considered to be a more simplified take on Raised Panels. Height plays a big role in the visual interest of Flat Panels, with popular options including chair-rail height, three quarters of the wall, or the whole wall. If you don’t want to make the full commitment to Raised Panels, Flat Panels are a more understated but just as lovely addition to your space. 

Which architectural wall panelling style is the best fit for you? Reach out to Craftsmanship Installations for a consultation, and elevate your space with timeless quality millwork installations.

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