Have you ever considered using wood for more than just furniture or flooring? It’s such a versatile material and there are many great ways to take advantage of its natural warmth and beauty. A particularly interesting idea is to use wood to create an accent wall. Wood wall planks can help create a unique focal point and at the same time they make rooms look and feel extra cozy. Not sure how to do that? Check out all these cool ideas that others had.

Installing wood wall planks is really a one-day project. It’s also an inexpensive one. You can use shiplap to create a super cozy-looking accent wall and after you’ve installed all the planks you can paint the wood to give it a whitewashed look. You can check out frontporchmercantile for more details and insight on the project.

If your plan is to create a plank wall that adds character and warmth to your home, you might as well use reclaimed wood for your projects. It has history and it’s also inexpensive. Also, you can mix and match wood planks with various different color nuances or even different textures if you like the patchwork look. If you prefer something more uniform and simple that’s easy to obtain too. Have a look at the project featured on atcharlotteshouse for inspiration.

Obviously if you want to you can cover all the walls in a room with wood planks, not just one. That’s a fairly simple task when there are no obstacles in the way but walls with windows on them require a bit more attention, time and effort. The same goes for walls with irregular shapes such as those of attic rooms. Check out hoe great this makeover featured on thehouseofsmiths turned out in case you need a bit of reassurance that everything will go smoothly.

A wood plank wall can be a very nice touch for pretty much any room, including transitional spaces and even open, outdoor areas. The entryway is a particularly good candidate. It’s a space that you want to look cozy and welcoming and some reclaimed wood planks on a wall can help achieve that. There are also other ways in which this feature can be useful. For example, it’s easy to install hooks on wall planks and you even create a small shelf on which to display framed photos and other such items. These inspiring ideas come from a project we found on sawdustsisters.

We mentioned earlier that it would be cool to use reclaimed pieces of wood with different finishes to create a patchwork-style accent wall so let’s check out a few projects built specifically around this idea. One of them comes from uncookiecutter. The materials and tools used include cheap wood paneling, stain in assorted colors, a saw and nails. This is a fairly simple and straight-forward project.

Used pallets are excellent sources of reclaimed wood boards which are just what a project such as the one featured on addicted2diy uses as a prime material. The pallets are broken down and the boards are glued onto the wall one by one starting from the top. If the colors on the boards don’t match that’s actually a good thing because this gives your wood wall planks more character.

We love the look of distressed wood and we’re aware that the right boards are not always easy to find. No worries though because you can actually replicate this look using paint. The technique is fairly simple and you can find all the details on shanty-2-chic. You can see here how the project turned out. The wood only covers the bottom half of the wall and that’s actually a pretty cool look.

Usually wood planks and shiplap are installed horizontally but that’s not necessarily a rule. You can just as well install the planks vertically if you’d rather put an emphasis on the height of a room. You can have a look at this project from tagandtibby to see how such a pattern looks on a wall with a pitched roof line.

If you like the idea of combining several different colors or nuances on your wood wall planks you can get that look by painting the planks not just by using reclaimed pieces or different types of wood. Check out this fresh color combo from lovelyetc. It’s a gorgeous look obtained with only three simple colors: grey, white and blue.

Both horizontal and vertical wood planks look great on accent walls but these two patterns aren’t the only options you have. In fact, there’s a whole array of other cool ones out there and a lot of inspiring ideas can come from flooring. Check out this herringbone plank wall from designertrapped. It’s not as easy to make as the examples we showed earlier but it’s definitely very interesting.

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