Wall Treatments: The Cure For Boring Spaces

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Painting your walls is one of the easiest and quickest ways to breathe new life into a room. However, if you're looking for a way to add depth, character, and interest to your space it may be time to look beyond the paint chips. Below are a few ways you can add texture and interest to your walls without relying on paint alone.

Shiplap

You've undoubtedly seen a shiplap wall or two by now, likely due to HGTV's Fixer Upper duo, Chip and Joanna. Often painted white like in our Mid Mod Cape Cod project above, shiplap can brighten a space while still adding texture, interest, and charm. Some modern takes on shiplap feature a skinnier board or bolder paint colors like the dark grey wall shown below.

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Wood Walls 

We're not talking about the thin fake-wood paneling from your parents' basement, but modern and warm timber-clad walls. In the form of planks or panels, wood walls boast seamless transitions, clean lines, and natural wood tones which bring warmth and interest to a room. No two planks look alike, so your room is bound to be unique and interesting when you feature wood.

Wood Accent Wall
Wood Accent Wall

Wood plank wall in one of our Minnetonka projects

Walnut wall
Walnut wall

Walnut paneled wall from our Fox Homes Dawson Project

Wallpaper

Wallpaper is back and better than ever! Now you can choose from thousands of designs fit for a single wall or for a whole room. Wallpaper can be a focal point, an accent or help to define a space. Murals, like the one below, can be ordered to fit your wall's exact dimensions to create a unique and swoon-worthy space.

Mural Wallpaper
Mural Wallpaper
pineapple wallpaper
pineapple wallpaper

Wallpaper accent wall from our Dawson Project

Board & Batten Molding

This type of wall treatment instantly adds polish to a room. Wood trim is nailed to the wall to create vertical sections, a grid or a more intricate design. This treatment is stylish, dramatic, and is tailored uniquely for your room. You can choose to paint your board & batten molding white or opt for a bolder look with a moody shade such as this deep blue.

Board Batten Molding
Board Batten Molding
board and batten
board and batten

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We all know that just like houses, budgets come in all shapes and sizes. Many of the wall treatments featured here can be done on a large or small budget or even as a DIY project! Which ones do you love? Would you go bold or stay classic?