Scandinavian RenovationScandinavian Dining Room, London
Design/Manufactured by Jamie Blake - Photo by 82mm.com
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Similar to Shaker panelling, tongue-and-groove planks create a classic look that works in both traditional and contemporary spaces. This style is ideal for bathrooms, as it features no horizontal edges on which water might collect, which could damage the wood. Alternatively, flat-plank wall cladding or panels are often seen in rustic finishes for industrial, Scandinavian or shabby chic designs. The beauty of flat planks is they’re much easier to use, with few calculations and simple fixing options. You can also apply them horizontally, vertically or on an angle. They often come in reclaimed wood, but you could get creative and develop your own unique finish using paint, stains and distressing techniques.Keith Bolshaw from mywoodwall, which produces self-adhesive wood panels, advises, “Decide on your pattern or configuration first, whether it’s horizontal rows, vertical columns or a staggered look”. He adds, “You can combine the two in a basket-weave effect, or go diagonal for a herringbone pattern”. Bolshaw recommends searching tiling patterns for inspiration, and says, “Remember there are always variations by design, so try arranging the complete pattern on the floor before affixing it to the wall to ensure it will work.”Discover more ideas for wall panelling
Pick a light woodLay planks of lighter, natural woods over walls, floorboard style, for a modern log cabin look. In this bright and airy Scandi-style space, the pale wooden planks have a stunning simplicity that’s light years away from images of gloomy oak-panelled libraries. Teamed with white walls and a light parquet floor that manages to dodge ‘wood clash’, the effect is simply dreamy.