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Wood on the Walls? Absolutely!

Wood on the Walls? Absolutely!

Get your creative juices flowing! Not only are wood planks beautiful on the floor, they are absolutely gorgeous on the walls. Adding wood to a wall can transform the space by bringing nature indoors. This creates a warm, inviting feeling to the interior of your home.

Design Layout

Any layout that can be placed on a floor, can be placed on a wall as well. It is just a vertical plane instead of a horizontal plane.

  • Take into account the size of the wall and the look that you are trying to accomplish. If you have a very large wall and use small planks in a chevron design, it may come across as very busy. If you install large planks in a horizontal fashion on that same wall, it will be more understated.
  • Notice the situation of the room. If you install boards vertically, the eye will be drawn upward. Boards installed horizontally will give the appearance of a wider room. What makes the most sense for the design of the room?
  • Look up! Don’t discount the ceiling in your design. Depending on the shape of the room, you may want to continue the wood up onto the ceiling. This will give a continuous look to the design by eliminating the break between the wall and the ceiling.


One advantage to placing wood on a wall is that you can either stain or paint the boards. Since you won’t be walking on the walls, paint can be an option. We’ve all seen those white painted wood walls that portray a cottage or French country appearance that look so lovely. Or the cabin warmth of a stained wood wall.


An important part of the design, color will make a great impact on the finished product. You can choose a dark stain to make it a warm and cozy space, or choose a natural stain to lighten the room. A good rule of thumb is that darker colors will make a space look smaller, while lighter colors will give the appearance of a larger room.


Of course, you will need the proper tools for a project of this magnitude. And lots of premium wood planks, of which we have plenty! If the thought of installing hundreds of boards to your wall is daunting, then consider purchasing wood panels. Wood panels are normally around 8 ft. in length and give the appearance of several boards pieced together. These are offered in several designs, wood types, and finishes. Stop by Shell Lumber and let us help you stock up on the materials you will need.

By creating dimension, wood walls will add that extra element to make your walls pop! This is a home improvement project that you will be able to enjoy every day by appreciating the beauty that wood can bring to the interior of your home.

Come visit us at Shell Lumber and we can help you make this project a reality for you! We are located at 2733 S.W. 27th Avenue Miami, Florida 33133. We can be reached by phone locally at: 305-856-6401 or Toll Free: 800-621-6391. You can also visit us online at


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