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!
‘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!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