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Design on a Dime: Update Your Home with Paneling

Oct 12th 2018

You’ve done it You’ve purchased your new home and you’re ready to put your own personal touch on it. Or perhaps you’ve been in your home for years, and you want to give it a fresh, new look. Whether you’ve lived in your home for the last decade, you’ve just purchased a newly constructed home, or you’re renovating a fixer upper, usually you have a few goals in mind. First goal? To make your house a home with the personal touches you can enjoy for years to come. Next goal? Not blowing your bank account on remodeling. After all, why spend thousands of dollars if you don’t have to?

Maybe you’ve looked at paint samples, pored over flooring catalogs, or have been perusing furniture and antique shops for the perfect home furnishings. While all of these are great ways to dress up your space, there’s another way to make your home truly yours: paneling.

Paneling has gotten a bad rep in the past because most of it screams old-fashioned. With modern paneling, that reputation is completely undeserved. Today’s paneling isn’t knotty old oak that would look better with a fresh coat of paint. In fact, you don’t even have to choose wood (although there are certainly many choices if wood is what you love). Choose from stone, rock, and even brick to update your space. The best part? It’s completely budget-friendly.

Think paneling might be right for you but not sure where to begin? Start here with these design ideas that can completely transform your home.

Use Paneling to Create an Accent Wall

Instead of adding paneling to all four walls, why not create a beautiful accent wall? Cover just one wall with your choice of paneling, allowing it to become the focal point of your room. Choose colors and styles that complement your paint colors, furnishings and décor.

High Ceilings? Cover Three-Quarters of the Wall

If you have high ceilings, you may be wary about installing paneling from floor to ceiling. You can easily cover three-quarters of your wall or walls, leading the top quarter exposed to showcase your paint. This is a very modern and stylish way to improve the look of any room.

Bring the Beauty of the Outdoors Inside

Faux wood paneling today is so much different from the wood paneling of yesteryear. Today, you have your choice of colors and finishes to complement any style, whether you prefer traditional or modern. Choose a color that coordinates with other wood in your home, including trim and furnishings. Want to crank your style up a notch more? Install lightweight, affordable wood beams to your ceiling to completely transform any room of your home.

Save Time (and Money) on Your Kitchen or Bathroom Backsplash

Backsplashes are a trendy feature of any home, but the amount of work and cost required for a traditional stone or brick backsplash can be a little overwhelming. Install your own backsplash without hefty labor and material costs, and you can enjoy your new room in as little as a few hours!

Paneling is the perfect addition to any room, regardless of the size or style of your home. With so many choices, you can add your own unique touch to any room (or every room!) with affordable, easy-to-install paneling.