23 Wall Panelling Ideas: Modern and Traditional Styles to Try

a brown bedroom with wall panelling
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Wall panelling ideas are particularly popular at the moment, especially for those looking to add some character and charm to plain walls. 

One of its many qualities is that installing wall panelling isn't actually as disruptive as you might think, and often it's well within the capabilities of a competent DIYer. MDF panelling styles, which can later be painted, are particularly common and forgiving to use. They can simply be stuck onto an existing wall with adhesive and you've got a brilliant wall panelling idea created within minutes. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.