There is a paneling style for almost every decor. You can cover your entire wall, ceiling (you name it) or choose waist- or shoulder-high wainscoting. Paneling can be made from fine hardwoods or inexpensive pine (finishes run the gamut as well). Panels can be given a clear finish, or they can be painted, stained, or coated with any number of decorative finishes. Before installing paneling, place the materials in the room where they will be installed for two to five days to allow the wood to adjust to the humidity level and this will help eliminate any shrinkage or expansion problems once the panels are secured to the wall. Now check out these 8 wood-paneled ideas to update your existing wall that will inspire you below.

1. Wood Paneling Behind your Fireplace

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Keep your walls simple and use wood paneling just behind your fireplace. This simple act will help your space stand out, and make it the focal point of your room.

2. On The Edge

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Don’t decorate like it’s a cottage if you don’t want wood paneling to make your house look shabby chic. Choose boho, edgy accents, like dark, leather furniture, patterned pillows, and geometric, modern lighting.

3. The Great Wide Open

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Try installing wood-paneled a few, and space them out. It’ll help create a more modern vibe to your bedroom just like the picture above.

4. Black Wood-Paneled

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This black wood-paneled make this bathroom above look sexier.

5. White Wood-Paneled

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Painting panels white will brightens up your space and gives the boards a cute, cottage vibe to your space.

6. Farmhouse Style

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The horizontal wood-paneled white walls help balance out the bold pinks, oranges, and blues in this farmhouse vibe living room.

7. Less Is More

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If you think covering all your walls is too much, try just a small section. This way, the wood will accent the room, rather than overpower it.

8. Dark

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This laundry room have a white accessories, shelving, and appliances with a deep navy paint that make the paneled not too stand out. The  take the emphasis off the ridges, helping them almost disappear.