How to use wood flooring as a feature wall

It’s no secret that wood looks incredible on our floors, offering a natural, timeless elegance. With so many different options of wood such as solid oak, engineered oak, herringbone, walnut, parquet… it makes it hard to choose! Additionally to wood furniture and floors, wood plank effect walls not only make for a striking look but is also bang on-trend. It was developed very quickly by the increasing popularity of naturally sourced materials, as well as a rustic style interior really taking off. Transform your room into a cozy and inviting space with wood plank walls, whether it be a bedroom or living area.

The main appeal of this fashion is that there’s no way your walls will look artificial or fake, which can sometimes happen with wallpapers. Therefore, if you are really wanting sophisticated, affluent looking walls then this is the right trend for you.

Why should you go for it?

Firstly, it’s the height of fashion at the moment, guests to your home will be very impressed! Since wood exhibits an exquisite and timeless look, we can’t see it going out of fashion any time soon! It can also create the illusion of more space, horizontal to make the room appear wider and vertical for a taller room. Oh, and it’s also an amazing insulator! 

How do you do it?

The first thing to do is to check the wall you plan to lay it on of course. It must be smooth and straight, just like laying a floor, otherwise, it won’t stick properly and look uneven. Normal rules apply when laying wood planks on the wall as they do on the floor, measure the amount you need and make sure you let them acclimatize. As well, the wall must support the weight of the planks, perhaps consult a builder or joiner if you’re not sure. 


The best part of this trend is that it looks good anywhere in your home – it has an easy-going, tasteful yet characteristic look. It will go with vinyl, tile, wood, and carpet as well as many different furniture and furnishings themes, you can be sure this beautiful fashion will enhance your space. Whether you’re into a rustic, contemporary or traditional interior, there’s a type of wood flooring that will suit any of these. It also adds an instant authentic feel to your space that you just can’t get with wallpaper and paint. Pair this with lots of throws and pillows, it provides the perfect backdrop to a cozy living room accompanied by these items. Because it is so eye-catching, why not start off small and see if you like it, then you can add to it over the years and make for a timeless look to your home…

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