How to update your interior with cladding

timber feature wall

Instead of painting a feature wall a bright or pattern shade the feature walls of today are more about texture and tone which helps to create the illusion of the scale. One fantastic way of doing that is with wall cladding installed inside the home or commercial interior. You may hear other terms used to describe interior wall cladding such as timber panelling, timber cladding or click on battens. In a way, interior timber cladding is like returning to the trends of the past; where before we had plasterboards, interior walls were always finished with timber.

Here are our suggestions of how you can use wall cladding inside the home.

Drawing a focal point in your interiors Want to draw an eye to your feature piece

Have you got a striking fireplace in a beautiful coastal retreat? This can be made a feature by using wall panelling around it so the eye will be drawn to the feature. Interior design companies in Melbourne are particularly known for installing feature walls into residential or commercial buildings. Panelling can add dimension to large areas of negative space.

Add some texture

Monochromatic rooms that have minimal style can feel serene and calming, however these rooms can also feel flat if they lack texture. Commercial interior designers often use texture as a way to add interest to a space, without needing to add bright colours of bold furniture. to In the entranceway wall, panelling can add dimension, especially when you add some wicker chairs to the scene for some warmth. 

timber battens

Creating the illusion of scale in a small area

When you only have a small space to work with you don’t want to close the area by adding a pile of artwork to the walls and shelving that just isn’t practical for the room. You can make a room feel spacious and stylish with panelled ceiling and walls. Having a combination of horizontal and vertical lines make the small space feel bigger than it actually is.

Concealing doorways and joins

Vertical panelling can be used to make things like cupboards and doors less obvious, which gives you a more refined minimalist appearance. You can use vertical panelling in the home to conceal a small room below the stairs. 

Statement bed head

Instead of a boring space, create some exciting interest in your bedroom with internal panelling on the wall behind the bed. Installing a timber feature wall brings warmth to your bedroom space. Having a panelled wall means you can transform it into a useful shelf space which takes out the need for bedside tables. 

Shelving accent

If you are not prepared to go ahead and panel a whole wall, then you can start with smaller sections first. You can panel the back of a shelf which will help to create a layer of style. 

Are there any advantages to interior cladding?

  • Cladding for the inside of your home is popular and is now very cost-effective for both commercial and domestic environments.
  • There are such a wide range of colours, finishes and styles. Flexible design caters for all tastes and home styles.
  • High durability makes the surfaces easy to wash and repaint if needed. Suitable for homes with children and pets.
  • The panelling is very easy to fit and install. Cutting to the correct size is the hard part the rest is relatively easy, so you can attempt this as a DIY project yourself.
  • Low maintenance means they don’t require much ongoing treatments. 

Whether you are renovating or just want to freshen up a room or add a feature wall, consider installing interior cladding for a new look. Cladding can be made to look modern, rustic, French farmhouse, industrial and vintage. Whatever interior theme you have in your home, cladding can be used to amplify almost any look in your home.