I have always had a thing for tongue and groove wall panelling. I love the texture, the warmth and how much character it brings to a room. Having lived in new build flats since I bought my first flat at the age of 25, ten years down the line I am craving period features. Therefore, I am more and more drawn to this simple way of injecting character into any room. All that being said I am definitely not about to knock up some wall panelling in my flat as it would look totally ridiculous in such modern surroundings but it would be one of the first things I would do when moving somewhere new.
Not only do I like the way tongue and groove panelling looks but it is also a very practical way of covering up bad plasterwork and it can be a wipe clean hardy surface to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Have a look at these examples of where it has been used for a bit of inspiration…
Whether you create a splash back or panel a whole wall I love how much more personal this panelling makes a kitchen feel.
Laying the panelling horizontally gives it a completely different feel.
Panelling half way up the wall is a very practical way of protecting the bottom half of a wall from scuffing – especially useful when you have chair being pulled out against a wall on a regular basis.
Painting the panelling a bold colour that ties in with the rest of the woodwork is a good way of bringing colour into a room.
A very practical way of protecting walls in your hallway is using tongue and groove panelling. Adding shaker peg hooks along the top of the panelling looks great, too.
Panel whole walls in a living space to add character and texture.
I love how the panelling can look so quant and traditional at the same as working with more modern elements like the light fixture.
One of the easiest places to start with tongue and groove is in the bathroom. Maybe a bath panel would be something I could add to my home…
What do you think? Love it or hate it?