Walls play a major role in beautifying a space. These plain surfaces give you an enormous scope to experiment with interior design ideas. Walls are also instrumental in creating the kind of look you want for your space. For example, for contemporary interiors, walls are usually bare with minimal accessorizing and Victorian home interiors are characterized by heavily ornamented walls with floral patterned wall paper. However, there is another great option for optimizing walls in your space - wall paneling. Typically done with wood, these panels bring a rich look to the space, reduce long terms costs and make the walls highly functional. When you consider various factors, wall paneling does seem feasible.

Myriad advantages

The advantages of using wood paneling in your home interiors are many. To begin with, your wall gets an instant makeover. You don't have to bother about painting your walls when you use paneling. Also, since paneling is long lasting, you save on the costs involved in refinishing and painting in the long run. Paneling lends a neat, elegant and efficient visual appeal to the space.

You can choose among panels of many varieties such as wood, high density plastics, fiberglass and advanced eco friendly biodegradable materials. Panels made from fibrous sugarcane residue are the latest trend in the interior design industry. These are made out of the residue which is generated after juice is extracted from the cane. These are a part of green interior design ideas. Paneled walls act as insulators against heat, and as soundproofing agents and help the home interiors remain comfortable and quiet.

Functionality of the wall is enhanced with paneling. It is easy to drill holes in wood panels. You can undertake wiring for attaching light fixtures and other electrical points. Wall hangings and decorative items can be easily put up on these walls because you don't need a drill to drive in nails. A simple hammer does the work. Moreover, wood paneled walls are ornamental by themselves. They do not need further decorations.

The panels used for walls can be fixed into a strong framework and can substitute brick walls for room partitions. In this case, the panels need to be finished on both the sides. However, if panels are to be fixed into walls, one side finishing is adequate. If you need a change of interiors, you can dismantle the frame and use the panels for other purposes.


Use wall paneling to highlight certain portions

Smart use of wall paneling can add a lot of glamour to your space. Select places which need to be highlighted and provide paneling for those areas. For example, panel the wall behind your entertainment console instead of installing a bulky entertainment station. Your space looks unique, interesting and very attractive.

The value of your home increases when wood panels are used. If you plan to sell your home in the future, paneling can be a wise move. Home owners, however, need to keep an eye on the condition of wood if wood paneling is used. In case panels suffer termite attacks or rotting, immediate precautions and treatments need to be undertaken.