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I am working on a project that calls for a feature wall. Of course we could use paint to create a focal point, and we always love wallpaper (see our past posts here, here, and here), but there are so many amazing wall treatments out there that I don’t want to limit our options. From shiplap, to brick, to moulding to wainscoting, the choices are limitless. I have been considering many, many options and I wanted to share a few of my favorites.
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Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines, when we hear wall treatment one of the first thing that comes to mind is shiplap. Most people outside of Texas had never heard of shiplap before our favorite Waco residents came along. But, in the right setting – think farmhouse chic – shiplap is an amazing choice. I especially like it when painted and combined with rustic beams.
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I am not sure if the paneling above is actually shiplap, but it looks a lot like it. I think that hanging the panels vertically draws your eye up, making the space feel more spacious. I also think that hanging the panels vertically makes the material feel more modern.
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If you want to go full farmhouse, then weathered shiplap is the way to go. The gray hue above is beautiful and the white trim helps to give the shiplap a bit of sophistication.
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I remember when exposed brick was a thing. Everyone wanted to tear the plaster off of the walls of their townhouses or lofts and expose the brick underneath. And, if you didn’t have brick under your walls, there were faux options to consider. While I still think red brick is beautiful in the right setting, I really love that painted brick has made a comeback. I remember it from my childhood in the ’70s, but I think that the current trend of painting brick with a matte hue makes it feel more modern. The gray above is a perfect example.
Full-Height Mouldings / Wainscoting
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Wainscoting always feels a bit more traditional to me. But, as you can see in the photo above, you can create a modern feeling by hanging this traditional material in non-traditional way. I would imagine that creating the wall above was fairly labor-intensive, but I think the result is well worth it. The chevron pattern is absolutely gorgeous.
For a slightly more traditional look, the squares created above are a great choice. The pattern is sure to stand the test of time and, while I love the white, I would consider playing around with the color to make a bold statement.
Image courtesy of Caitlin Wilson
I love the traditional, full height wainscoting in the image above. (If the floors were a vintage chevron pattern, this room would be absolutely perfect.) I think the this style of moulding will stand the test of time; it is classic without feeling too old. When paired with more modern furnishings (like the lucite-footed sofa and fuschia pillow above), the space feels current and vibrant.
I don’t know about you but I am inspired. With so amazing wall treatment choices, it will be difficult to choose just one.