|Room #1 – Light colored wood paneling conceals a television in a modern family room.(above)|
So when I used to think of wood paneled rooms…I thought of a stodgy library in an English country side home. A dark place with lots of books and leather club chairs. This wood paneled room that I imagined was also a place where men smoked cigars, took care of the estate’s affairs and held private manly meetings.
Well now, in the real world and today, I think of wood paneled rooms very differently. Love the modern take on using wood. I like it. Wood can warm up a room but the room doesn’t have to be dark, stodgy, or cigar smoke filled at all.
Here are 5 wood paneled rooms. I want to know if any of these appeal to you!
|Room #2 – A dining room in a European ski chalet with rustic wood boards on the walls. (above)|
|Room #3 – A sleek eclectic den with large wood panels applied to walls. (above)|
|Room #4 – Knotty light colored wood paneled walls in a cozy bedroom. (above)|
|Room #5 – Grey stained wood walls in a dining room area with a built in banquette seating. (above)|
So which one of these wood rooms appeals to you the most? I think I like #1, #2, #3 the most in that order. I want to hear what you think. Do you even like the idea of a wood paneled room? Do you have one in your house…if so, what is it like?
Photos: Mali Azima; Cote Maison; Ali Schwartz; Tracery Interiors; Phoebe Howard