Looking at these images, you're probably thinking how ‘grandeur’ they come across; something to be left in the vast spaces of a manor house. But on closer look, you actually start to see a lot more simplicity and functionality in them.
Not convinced? Let’s consider the what, where, and why:
A wall panel is simply any material, usually flat, and square or rectangular in shape, cladded unto a wall (so like a tile or wooden planks do for the floor).
These materials, typically wooden, can in fact be any material from stone (basically tiling - but think much BIGGER individual tile sizes) to plastics and metals.
You can now also get eco-friendly 3D wall panel made from the fibrous residue of sugarcane (Thank you sugar!). The ‘waste’ residue left from processing the sugarcane can now be 100% recycled back into a functional purpose, and it is 100% biodegradable too. Win, win!
Obviously on a wall, but where exactly 'in a home’ could they be used? ANYWHERE!
Think hallway elegance, living room feature, a study’s gallery wall, or protecting playroom’s wall from cute but grubby little fingers.
From single feature walls - to cladding an entire room, wainscoting (panelling just the bottom half of a wall), or simply as wall art. Wall panels give an alternative to painting or wallpapering, and can be done inexpensively too.
But WHY do it at all?
As well as their decorative aspect, they actually have some very useful functions: they add to the insulation and sound proofing of a space. They can also be quite durable, as well as easily replaced. Moreso, when used as part of a new construction, extension or conversion project, they can help with keeping costs down too as it eliminates the need for a perfectly finished wall with coating, paints, etc...
So, are you convinced yet?
If not, here are some images of our customers who were, as well as that achieved by other designers.
Share your thoughts or images of where you might've already used this with us!
References: Wikipedia; Encyclopaedia Britannica; 3D Wall Panels UK; Houzz