DIY Wood Accent Walls

We would all like to forget the cheap plywood paneling of the ’70’s and with good reason. But we can still have wood in our homes today and bring in the feel of natural materials and upscale styling, without the upscale price! How? DIY wood accent walls! Whether you use re-purposed wood or new materials, follow these step by step instructions and get ideas from these wood accent wall projects.




Wood Accent Walls You Can DIY

Wood Plank Walls

Make this awesome rustic wood wall from ‘Joyfully Growing‘. They show you step by step instructions on how to install this shiplap wood plank accent wall, and how to finish it. This made such a huge difference in this room design!


What can you do with simple pine boards from Lowes? If you are ‘Kristin Eldridge‘, you can make this amazing DIY wood plank wall! This accent wall creates a warm and cozy atmosphere in this pretty bedroom. Light a few candles and snuggle under those covers for a winter nights sleep I would never want to wake up from! Full tutorial.


Pallet Wood Walls

Just a Girl‘ blog made this wonderful DIY pallet wood wall, and she has a two part instruction page. I love how she embraces the imperfections, I’m all about that!

DIY Wood Walls


Mom and Her Drill‘ and another DIY Pallet Wall… Check out her before and afters and see what this wood wall did for this room!



At ‘Owen’s Olivia‘ they created a whitewashed pallet wood wall with a gallery shelf for their little boys’ room, and it looks really great.  Amazing how a free material can look so high end, isn’t it?



Mid Century Wood Wall Tiles

From ‘BHG‘, make this veneer grid wood accent wall that has a sophisticated flavor and just a touch of mid-century feel. A little bit Mad Men!



DIY Paneled Walls

Nancy at ‘Marcus Design‘ has a full tutorial for us on her paneled DIY wood walls. Lot’s of photos for you visual people here. This looks amazing, like a showcase home!



Wood Entry Wall

Here is a gorgeous wood accent wall for the entry from ‘Love Create Celebrate‘. This may look complicated, but this wood wall has a full tutorial with lots of photos to take you through this project. Can you imagine how much money you will save doing this accent wall yourself?


From ‘The Nato’s‘, this wood entry wall is what every busy mom needs, and let’s not forget, it looks amazing! Great instructions…



DIY Wood Accent Wall Tips

Now that you have the basics of putting up a DIY wood wall, you need more than that. Life, Crafts and Whatever gives you just that… The tips. More clever little tips than you knew existed for nailing some old boards in a wall. And obviously he knows what he’s talking about. Look at his wall. 🙂



Peel and Stick Wood Walls

Learn how to apply peel and stick wood walls using a reclaimed wood product from ‘The DIY Huntress’. She even has a video to show you how incredibly easy this is, and she recommends the product she used for this wood accent wall.


So this next photo is not a DIY project unless you make it one… It is another product we found that is an amazing helper to the DIY’er. (And no, we do not get anything for saying so!) It’s called Stikwood, and it pretty much is what it says. It’s a peel and stick REAL wood wall. Or whatever you want to stick it to, that is. Reclaimed wood thats like a giant DIY sticker. How fun is that?



Reclaimed Wood Wall

From one of our own posts on textured wall treatments, we had to include this four by six end wood wall… because we took this shot at one of our local Parade of Homes… we have ideas at that post on how to DIY this, so let us know if you give it a try!


We are in love with the natural beauty of wood accent walls! Don’t be afraid to go a step beyond paint if you want a really special home!

We bet you are running to the lumber store after all these great tutorials! We think you will also want to check out our posts on Stone & Brick Accent Walls and DIY Area Rugs!

Image Credits: Susanna Vento, Joyfully Growing, Kristin Eldridge, Just a Girl, Mom and Her Drill, Owens Olivia, BHG, Marcus Design, Love Create Celebrate, Life Crafts and Whatever, DIY Huntress, Stikwood
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Jack
    February 4, 2020 / 9:48 pm

    Hello there! Love the mid century mad men wood veneer paneling! Unfortunately the link to the project leads to an empty page on better homes and gardens site. Are you able to direct me to the correct url?

    The description is below

    From ‘BHG‘, make this veneer grid wood accent wall that has a sophisticated flavor and just a touch of mid-century feel. A little bit Mad Men!


  2. Allen Michael
    February 5, 2018 / 2:06 am

    You’re right, Kathy. I love how these wood walls make the home look a lot more upscale. Thank you for posting these wall inspirations! I personally like Life, Crafts & Whatever’s wood wall idea as well as the veneer grid wall.

  3. February 11, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Please tell me how I can order that wooden large wall mirror that is on your post on Pinterest . It’s the one where there are candles on a stand and a bench with pillows. I also would like to purchase that bench. I want this look for my entry way. Can you please help me out how to get these item. Thank you!

    • Kathy Woodard
      March 7, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Im sorry, those aren’t our photos so we can’t help there! You can try following the photo credits and contacting the blogger whose photos they belong to!

  4. Dana Raymond
    October 8, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Where did you find those black benches in your entryway? Those would be perfect for mine!



    • Kathy Woodard
      October 19, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      Hi Dana! Unfortunately, that isn’t our photo, there is a link with the image so you could try to contact ‘The Natos’ and see if they have the info for you! Good luck!

  5. April 18, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    These are nice ideas for giving some wood-looking appearance to the home. BTW, do we have to apply some termite resistant thing on these rusty pallets after installation? The first pic that you shared. Looks good and I am planning something similar for the the living room.

  6. Darla H
    September 3, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    i would love to see the pallet wooden screen porch. It’s okay to brag on yourself once in a while. Those that brag often are often thrown into the 5 day garbage pile. Lol

    • Kathy Woodard
      December 30, 2014 / 10:31 am

      Hi Bruce! Wow! I would have never even guessed that was a porch! Amazing project! Can we link to your Facebook page so our readers can see how you did it?

  7. Shanna
    June 23, 2014 / 8:54 am

    I just had my husband do the wood panel wall in my dining room. I love your great ideas!

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