Style spotlight: Bedroom wall panelling ideas you need to try in 2022

Style spotlight: Bedroom wall panelling ideas you need to try in 2022

Whether you’re trying to add a touch of character to your home or simply want to experiment without spending the earth on renovations, wall panelling is a great place to start. Capable of completely transforming any blank space into a chic yet intentional room, it’s easy to see why designers and DIY enthusiasts have adopted this bold trend.

Classic or contemporary, bold or laid-back – this spotlight piece will discuss what panelling actually is and how you can use it to transform your home. For bedroom panelling ideas that will keep you on-trend in 2022, read on.

What is wall panelling?

Accelerated by social media DIY hacks, wall panelling is a trendy way to add character to your home. In its most simple form, wall panelling entails attaching wood or MDF strips to your walls in a bid to add personality to your home. Covering everything from shiplap to wainscoting and board and batten style – wall panelling was originally used to protect the interiors of period homes, but nowadays is a simple way to update your space.

Pastel decorative wall panels for your bedroom

By playing around with pastels, you can create a fun look that’s almost timeless. Whether you’re using it to create a playful playroom or simply want to inject a slice of fun into your bedroom, pastel panelling is here to stay.

If you’re feeling daring, match your panel walls to colourful accessories to tie in your scheme and create that colour “pop”. To keep everything from looking too much, consider choosing fitted wardrobes that match the style or colour of your panelling to make for a coherent scheme.

Go bold

Wall panelling adds depth, richness, and visual interest to your bedroom. So why not go all out with your design scheme?

Be brave enough to choose dark, daring colours for intensity and depth to your bedroom that’s hard to match with a simple lick of paint.

To create a truly opulent scheme, complement the bold colours with well-chosen neutral accessories. By choosing white, grey, and oat-coloured soft furnishings, you’ll add style without overwhelming the scheme. Keep the rest pared back to let the decorative wall panels in your bedroom do the talking.

To finish off, for maximum sophistication, add some exquisite wall lights to shed an ambient glow over your bedroom as you tuck yourself into bed on a cold winter’s evening.

Create a sanctuary with calming neutrals

Experimenting with bedroom wall panelling ideas doesn’t need to be reserved for the maximalists among us. Wall panelling works to create a calming space, too.

By painting your wall panelling in neutral shades such as white, cream and grey, you’ll add character but still keep the space airy and calm. To add dimension to your space, simply opt for pops of colour here and there and create depth through texture (think jute rugs and jewel-tone fur blankets).

Go “boho” with your decorative wall panels in your bedroom

Although panelling originated in historical design, that doesn’t mean you have to go for a traditional scheme.

Boho design, by its very nature, relies on a limited colour palette and the mixing of different textures. What better way to add texture than by adding wooden panels?

By using thin, raised panels and varied surface relief, you’ll be able to create the ultimate boho haven. Complete the look with some macrame wall hangings and jute baskets for that bohemian beach vibe.

Tantalising teal

If you feel your bedroom is more of a white box than an irresistible slumber spot, then what better way to add a pop of colour than by adding a bold teal wall? Chosen as 2021’s colour of the year, a rich teal will bring your bedroom furniture to life, providing the all-important backdrop that allows your pieces to shine.

By pairing bold teal wall panels with crisp white woodwork and linen, you’ll create a holiday-inspired bedroom that simply demands relaxation.

Bedroom panelling ideas for a country-style bedroom

Adding uniqueness to your walls couldn’t be easier with shaker-style wall panelling. Well-suited to period properties or characterful schemes, wall panelling is an excellent way to add interest.

For a farmhouse-style bedroom, consider using board and batten wall panelling. Not only will this pattern add texture to your room, but it’ll also help protect the walls in older properties! Because of the nature of this style, simply paint your panels in your chosen neutral and step back to admire your handiwork.

Finish your room with rustic accessories, such as textured jute rugs, trailing plants, and cosy lighting, to create that homely warmth associated with farmhouse interior design.

To really bring your bedroom to life, consider adding shaker-style wardrobes to complete the country-chic aesthetic.

Be inspired with Hammonds’ bedroom design and panelling ideas

Creating a bedroom that feels just “right” takes a lot of consideration. As bedroom design experts with years of experience creating luxury bedrooms, we’re always on hand to offer advice and guidance to help you bring your ideas to life.

If you’re pondering how to create a sanctuary that incorporates wall panelling, book a design visit with one of our experts to bring your vision to life.

You bring the space, we bring the inspiration

Whether you have an exact vision in tow, or are just at the beginning stage of your home renovation, we have heaps of inspiration for you to get stuck into. 

Find a wealth of design tips, trends and inspiration in the pages of our brochure, magazine and on our blog. Our experts are always ready to help you create dream home, pop in store or book your free design visit for experts to help on bringing your vision to life.