The Hottest Trend of 2022 | Wall Panelling



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When we think of wall panelling, we have flashbacks to eras gone by of dark timber, drab interiors, and many other trends that are best left to the pages of history.

Modern wall panelling is thankfully nothing like these childhood memory flashbacks, with today’s styles only limited by your imagination. The hot styles of today are timelessly providing stylish layers of texture and finish that turn a bland new build or older home renovation into a stylish masterpiece. However, what are all these trending styles called? w

VJ Wall Panelling – Australians can’t get enough of this stylish wall panelling, which is sometime referred to as V-Groove or VJ. Cover existing damaged walls or use it instead of plaster for new builds for walls and ceilings. It looks great in everything from Hamptons, to Coastal and Country styles. VJ stands for ‘Vertical Join’ and as the name states the panels are designed to run vertically, which makes the room look taller. Coming in large boards up to 5.4M long they make installation quick and cost effective. See Intrim VJ Board Pro

Intrim VJ Board Pro
Intrim VJ Board Pro

Lining Boards – Another option to get the VJ Wall panelling look is to use individual lining boards. These are narrower pieces of real wood, such as Finger Joined Pine and join together using a tongue & groove join similar to the VJ board. Lining boards come in a variety of designs from smooth to V groove and ripple finishes achieving a range of looks.

Lining Boards
Lining Boards

Cavetto Wall LB43 is the latest lining board design with contemporary yet coastal style, This LB43 features large scalloped concaves making it the ideal feature wall for a statement entrance or add a layer of texture that can be painted to achieve your vision.

Cavetto Wall LB43
Cavetto Wall LB43

Shiplap Wall Panelling – Shiplap gets its name from the style of boards that were once used to make wooden boats. This look is perfect for seaside homes. You can get the Shiplap look by running the Intrim VJ Board Pro or lining board on their side. Originally shiplap was individual boards with an overlapping “rabbet join which creates a 90 degree-angled gap in between the boards.

Shiplap Wall Panelling
Shiplap Wall Panelling

Wainscoting Wall Panelling enhance any space to create a stunning Hamptons home or add substance to a Modern or more traditional Edwardian, Georgian or French style home. Wainscoting panels were originally used to provide insulation, to protect walls from damage, and disguise rising damp from the moisture in the floor. In its contemporary form, wainscoting panels are predominantly an ornamental wall feature that adds extraordinary style, character, and value to your interior. There are many Wainscoting style choices to navigate through to suit the look and budget. The selection of the type of wainscoting and also the inlay mould, skirting board and chair rail timber moulding size and shape allow the creation of different looks to suit the homes style.

Wainscoting
Wainscoting

Frame and panel Wainscoting or Raised Panel Wainscoting

The most common design usually covers the lower third of the wall topped with a chair rail or a full wall height with or without the chair rail. A double frame (frame within a frame) can also be used for a more intricate design. See the differences here:

Lower third Raised Panel Wainscoting
Lower third Raised Panel Wainscoting
Full Wall height Wainscoting without a Chair Rail
Full Wall height Wainscoting without a Chair Rail
Double framed, full wall height Wainscoting with a chair rail
Double framed, full wall height Wainscoting with a chair rail

The frames look like a picture frame attached directly onto the wall resulting in the timber mouldings sitting proud of the wall which is why this method is also known as raised panel Wainscoting.  This is the quickest and cheapest method of Wainscoting.

timber mouldings sitting proud

Recessed Panel Wainscoting or Flat panel Wainscoting produces the ‘Shaker style’. This is achieved with a sheet of MDF applied to the wall with timber wall battens, allowing you to arrange vertical and horizontal battens onto the wall for the clean lines of the shaker look using Intrim WB01 Wall battens.

Finished with Inlay mould, large decorative skirting and a chair rail or dado rail of your style choice, this Wainscoting is referred to as ‘recessed” which describes the finish. This method is the traditional method of Wainscoting, and requires more labour & materials, resulting in a premium finish.

Recessed Panel Wainscoting or Flat panel Wainscoting
Recessed Panel Wainscoting or Flat panel Wainscoting

Board & Batten Wainscoting – Another option for a similar ‘Shaker look’ is applying the Intrim WB01 Wall batten directly to the wall. Full height wall or lower third with a chair rail. You can even get creative and produce modern patterns, and geometrical shapes.

Board & Batten Wainscoting
Board & Batten Wainscoting

Beadboard Wainscoting – This coastal style is achieved where narrow vertical lining boards are run and topped with a chair rail. A modern take on this, uses larger sheets of VJ Board Pro 100, capped with a Chair Rail / Dado Rail, or the traditional method of using lining boards such as LB06

Beadboard Wainscoting
Beadboard Wainscoting

All of these styles can be enhanced with paint colour combinations and completed room styling to achieve your vision. For more information on wall panelling styles, order samples and explore projects and more visit the Intrim Mouldings website at intrimmouldings.com.au where you can request a free design consultation.  Alternatively, call on 1800 705 634.

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