When you think of paneling, a host of incredibly unlovely images come to mind, am I right? Paneling was incredibly popular near the middle of the nineteenth century; usually in dark wood, and paired with a delightfully shaggy rug and some brass hardware and also lots of burnt orange. Tasteful, yes?
But actually, paneling is so much more! For instance: Wainscoting. Wainscoting is totally paneling. Boiserie? Boiserie is some seriously lovely paneling, folks. (Seriously, seriously lovely.)
And you can use paneling to create vastly different moods. Modern or Traditional, Masculine or Feminine, Sleek or Rough, City or Country, the possibilities are endless. It is often surprisingly affordable, and incredibly easy to install, and the impact? Brilliant. Every time. There is a different kind of paneling for every different kind of home (and homeowner).
Are you a paneling convert yet? After the jump, I’ve amassed 49 paneled inspirations for you and your next room remodel (and to think my goal was to keep this under 10 images–whoops!).