Faux Wood Panel Wallpaper: Wood Effect for Walls

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Have you considered faux wood panel wallpaper for your walls? Perhaps you hanker after the real thing, but want to avoid the cost and mess of installing wood panelling into your home. In such cases a faux wood wallpaper is ideal.

I love the look of a wood panel on the walls, particularly when it’s in white. And there are some incredible wallpapers around that really capture the essence of this look.

Whilst we are used to it adorning the walls of stately homes, the wood effect panel has become increasingly popular in all homes, big and small.

It’s a novel and interesting way to add texture and interest to a wall without pattern and print; perfect for those that prefer a minimal decor aesthetic.

So, with that in mind, I’ve created a little snapshot of some of my favourite white wallpaper examples, showcasing the wood panel effect wallpaper at its best.

White Wood Effect Wallpaper Inspiration

These examples are from I Love Wallpaper, a brand founded in 1993, which I’ve been following for quite a while, and that has spent decades dedicated to helping customers discover their own, unique style, create homes they adore and love their walls.

This first design I’m showing is called Contemporary Wood Panel and here it is in Dove White

It’s my favourite and most traditional looking example, mimicking the wood panel look that so many people love right now.

off white wood panel wallpaper with a beige sofa and pink cushions

As you can see, the softer white look pairs beautifully with pastels and soft greys, alongside brass accents. It’s a truly modern and contemporary look that would suit a new build home.

Now, for each of these white examples, I want to show that there are always other colourways available. This particular design is also available in Olive Green, one of my favourite shades at the moment.

green wood panel wallpaper with a white chest of drawers, white table and grey chairs.

I love the stark contrast to white and marble furniture, but this would look equally stunning coordinated with other greens and muted, earthy shades. It’s the ideal backdrop to a more eclectic, bohemian decor, if that’s your preferred taste.

Now, if you’re still loving the dark room vibe, why not try it in Dark Blue. I love the drama of this piece and its particular suitability to a bedroom.

Dark blue wood effect wallpaper in a bedroom with dark blue bedding on the bed

As you can see, introducing darker bedding and a dark wood floor, really intensify the atmosphere of this wallpaper. Equally I can see it working exceptionally well with brighter colours. The contrast of yellows (as in my own living room) or oranges and pinks, bring life and vivacity to a darker wall.

If your taste runs to something a little less contemporary, then why not try this Antique Wood Panel wallpaper, here in Aged White.

Again the softer, less crisp white, lends itself to a colour palette of pastel pinks and green foliage.

An aged wood panel can be tricky to recreate, but a wood effect panel wallpaper, allows you to bring this look into your home at a fraction of the cost and effort.

Aged faux wood panel wallpaper in off white with pink chairs and a variety of green plants

Again, if white isn’t for you and you’d prefer a little more drama on your walls, this design is available in Charcoal too.

I love the chipped effect of this piece, which gives it the perfect aged realism.

And don’t be fooled by the more traditional design; this one is equally at home with a modern monochrome interior, adding a high end touch, and a bespoke decor.

Charcoal aged wood effect panel wallpaper with a white sofa and grey cushions.

My final choice in the wood panel wallpaper round up, comes from this Contemporary Wood Slat wallpaper, here in Light Oak.

Whilst this one isn’t actually white, it’s a light wood that gives a contemporary feel.

Light oak wood effect panel wallpaper in a kitchen diner with oak table and black wire chairs

Now, if you’ve never hung wallpaper before, it’s much easier than you think.

These papers are simple to hang, and easy to remove too. A design like this will be particularly straight forward – measure, cut and paste the paper. Then hang on the wall, using the appropriate tools to get the perfect finish.

If you like this paper but want a little more depth of colour, why not try it in Walnut

Dark walnut wood effect wallpaper with a pink traditional wood panel beneath, and a black leather chair

Paired with subtle pink or grey accessories, this design really brings texture and an organic atmosphere to the room. Ideal for a living or dining room space.

So, are you won over in your search for a faux wood panel wallpaper? Do any of these designs suit your taste?

If you’re inspired by my roundup that take a look at the full wood panel effect wallpaper collection, before you make up your mind.

Jen x

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1 Comment

  1. June 10, 2021 / 6:53 pm

    This is such a great idea!x

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