Rustic Modern Inspiration: Wood Paneling

Did you catch Leah's great tutorial on how to create a reclaimed wood wall? I was so happy she posted it, because my inspiration boards are filled with images of wood siding used in homes. Long gone are the days when wood paneling was reserved for dingy basements and dark attics. Now, it's all about texture, pattern and color — all while staying modern.

We love how Leah used just a small amount of paneling as an accent wall for her client's flower shop. In my opinion, wood paneling works best when it's made from salvaged wood, which is super easy to find at a low cost. Check out construction sites, furniture makers, Craigslist, garage sales and deconstruction companies — anything from wood flooring, siding, and scrap wood boards can be used. Salvaged wood has a lot of personality, is unique, creates interest, and is far different from the often shunned monotonous bead board paneling. Wood paneling can be use in small doses such as for a headboard or piece of furniture, as an accent wall, or even wrapped around an entire room.

MORE WOOD PANELING POSTS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Design Inspiration: Reclaimed Wood Plank Accent Walls
DIY Scrap Wood Pallet Wall
How To Work With Wood Paneling In Bedrooms?
Unfinished Wood Paneling in the Modern Bedroom

(Images: 1. Fresh Home, 2. Design*Sponge, 3. Simon Upton/Elle Decor, 4. Fresh Home, 5. Casa e jardim, 6. Sasufi, 7. Design*Sponge, 8. Mell Lawrence Architects, 9. Design*Sponge, 10.will austin photography/designboom)

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