Don’t Call it a Comeback: Wood Panelling Returns from the 70s
When people think about wood panelling, it is likely that they will immediately envisage the 1970’s when it was a popular style, but like most things it life, interior design is cyclical and it looks set to be making a comeback in the 20’s. Wood panelling in more recent times has seen a sharp rise in popularity around the home, with trends like upcycling and casual carpentry increasing wood features in the home.
A New Era
Wooden features like hardwood floors, upcycled pallets and raised garden pets are all huge in interior design right now and many respected designers believe that wooden panels are about to become a huge design trend. Unlike the 70’s which had a “grandma’s basement” look accompanied with shag carpet, floral sofa prints and foam ceiling tiles, this time around wood panelling will be used in more subtle, modern ways which will help to create a warm and welcoming feel while retaining plenty of visual appeal and personality.
Where to Use Wood Panels
Wood panelling can be used in most areas of the home but it is particularly well-suited to areas where comfort is important, such as living rooms, studies or dens. This is because wooden shades have a cozy, natural and warm feel which can help to create a relaxing and comfortable space.
The good news with this interior design trend is that it is also an easy DIY project that any homeowner can take on whether you are creating a feature wall or doing an entire room. The key with nailing this look is making sure that you choose a good wood and nice shade and then carefully plan how you will use colour with the rest of the room. In order to carry out this project efficiently, you should also invest in a brushless drill which is more responsive than a brushed drill.
Essentially, brushless drills use an electronic circuit board and a sensor as opposed to small metal brushes to keep the shaft spinning which makes brushless drills pack more power, torque and speed. The fact that they are more responsive, energy-efficient, makes it much quicker and easier to install your wood panelling and it will be easy to work with all types of wood.
Wood panelling has been a joke in the interior design world for many years, but as a cyclical industry, it is no surprise that 50 years later it is making a long-awaited comeback. As with most resurfaced trends, wood panelling will take on a more modern styling in the 20’s but it is a great addition to any home because it can create a warm and cozy feel while still adding visual style and appeal.