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.