Easy and stylish room transformations with DIY wood wall treatments.
Transform any room of your home with an easy DIY wall treatment. Your interior walls are the perfect canvas for creating statement home décor without breaking the bank. Whether you’re a woodworking whiz or completely new to the craft, you can design a stunning work of art with some basic power tools.
Learn all the tips and tricks you need to create show-stopping and cost-effective wood wall treatments like wood panels and decorative walls. Get ready to be inspired and start building your own customized feature wall today!
Wood Wall Treatments You Can Do At Home
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a deep love for any type of wood or wood-like easy wall treatments in my house. My previous farmhouse home definitely had its fair share of walls with farmhouse style and shiplap appearance. Our new home includes some amazing wood designs on my walls that are DIY friendly too!
Modern Wood Wall Treatments
Contemporary Boho Design
This! I love this stunning wall and am planning on doing something similar in my oldest's room. What a fun way to accent a wall! And the best part is that this is something you can completely do yourself. I have seen different methods on achieving this look, so make sure to find the right one for you!
I used this inspiration to create an entire wall for my daughter's room. We changed the design a little bit to make a more unique wall treatment for the space. We also went with a darker green paint color. I couldn't be happier with how this whole wall turned out! Check out the full tutorial here.
This wood accent wall has the Boho vibe, but with one HUGE difference! It's amazing what a little pop of color will do with wood accents and that subtle wooden hue is no exception. The wood trim work appears that it is painted gold, but it really is just a wood stain. Either way it is amazing wall decor!
Colored DIY Wall Coverings
Here is another option for traditional wainscoting in a darker color. It adds so much texture and style to a wall!
I really love this one too! It is really unique that only a portion of the herringbone is completed so it really accents the bed space with a feature wall.
This colorful board and batten accent wall in my daughter's bathroom is a fun back wall encasing the toilet. I went up roughly ⅔ up the wall using this batten wall treatment. A fun green matches the bathroom wallpaper. Step by step tutorial here.
We completed a dark charcoal shadow box molding wood treatment in our master bathroom. This particular wall treatment creates a beautiful feature in this white bathroom and really makes the wood design pop with the dark coloring.
White DIY Accent Walls
Traditional wainscoting is one of my favorite ways to accent walls that are neutral colors, or if you want to have two colors in a room that can be separated. I did this in my old living room and in a few bedrooms. It's easy to do yourself and a great way to create the appearance of wall panels.
For all of you shiplap lovers, including myself, I love this reverse shiplap wall treatment. It is so fun to have a different twist on traditional shiplap. (Source unknown)
Another fun twist to shiplap is to use plaster over raw wood. This is an easy DIY project that adds a vintage texture to an entire room. I put it in my master bathroom and we have loved it. Tutorial here.
For anyone who is looking to imitate a simple design of traditional shiplap, I redid my daughter's room a few years back and took this faux shiplap approach which only cost me around $100. Such a fun DIY shiplap wall project! You can see it here.
If you haven't jumped on the herringbone bandwagon yet, do it now! Some think herringbone patterns are too bold, but I find this white paint one to be just right. It's subtle while still providing a gorgeous display in the room. (source unknown)
Boring white walls are definitely no more! This gorgeous and classic white scalloped wood wall is pretty much the most perfect finished product for a little girl's room or a nursery. It almost feels like walking into a fairytale house.
Stained Wood Accent Walls
Here is a really cool wood slat wall that you can cater to your style preferences or accent other artwork like in this picture here. Tutorial on this look is also included here. This process requires a little patience but is a good option for using wood planks.
Anyone a big farmhouse fan? I love this big wood backdrop that runs only a small width of the wall and serves as a coat and purse hanger. What a perfect accent wall to complete an entryway or mudroom. One thing I love about walls like these is that it eliminates the need for additional artwork, since the wall texture is the art.
Let's take another look at the ever-popular herringbone pattern. I love the white up above, but don't be afraid to try something that shows the natural wood tones like this good wall treatment. This is a great accent wall for a bedroom and warms up the space with the natural tones of the wood.
If something really modern strikes your fancy, skinny wooden slats like these walls are currently trending with mid-century houses. The strips of wood can still provide your wall with plenty of support, yet are something different from traditional painted walls. It definitely creates a different look from the herringbone floor to wood paneling above. (source unknown)
DIY Wood Wall Accents
Now that you've been inspired by so many different wood wall treatments that you can do yourself, what will you do with your space?
DIY wood wall treatments can be a great way to breathe life into tired walls. Whether you’re looking for a more vivid color or a subtle pattern, there are a variety of options to add texture and style for every budget size. Plus, with a little bit of creativity and patience, you can easily create an amazing look in any room of your home.
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