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Wood is such a classic material, it might seem like there aren't many ways to innovate anymore – at least not without embracing something completely outside the comfort zone of most decorators. This post hopes to challenge that concept by introducing eleven bedrooms that use creative wood walls to their advantage while remaining perfectly approachable at the same time. Whether you're interested in textural wall panels, sleek contemporary designs, or something with a more traditional influence, this post should have something to inspire your next big renovation.
Romantic staging brings out the atmospheric potential of wood cladding in the bedroom. While many designers prefer varied or knotty wood varieties, this space makes good use of smooth rich tones that blend seamlessly.
Smart backlighting only enhances the effect, while the woven side table pendants offer a touch of contrast for a more organic appearance.
In fact, mood lighting can completely change the attitude of any material.
In some ways, metal is a
natural contrast to lumber. One is wrought and machined from deep within the earth, while the other easily lends itself to decorative purposes with its organic beauty.
It’s hard to ignore the dynamic influence the lighting has over the headboard as well. Textural materials absolutely relish the interplay between shadow and light.
This next bedroom does embrace the variety of natural wood tones. Waves alternate between chocolate and honey. The sense of contrast and vertical alignment guide the eye toward the more decorative headboard wall and bed arrangement.
Blue-tinted geometric prints are a fundamental opposite to the wood cladding – it’s a striking effect.
It’s easy for floors to steal the thunder from wooden walls, but this desaturated choice ensures the emphasis remains where it belongs.
Thin vertical panels are another way to take advantage of all the textural possibilities wood cladding has to offer. It’s deep, modern, and likely to remain relevant for years to come.
Accent lighting draws even more attention to the depth, even in the daytime. Notice how the small interior window to the left uses a similar pattern and material choice.
Glossy wood walls are not a common choice, but it’s an effective and unique way to highlight the more translucent qualities of amber-toned varieties.
White cabinetry continues the glossy theme without flaw. The good news is that a highly polished wood finish would look just as lovely next to matte materials as it does other glossy selections.
Moving on from the wood elements, this director’s clapperboard alarm clock is a fabulous touch.
The headboard wall yields to reveal a spacious closet. The transition looks seamless from every angle.
A light wood desk and
dark molded chair complement the wall panels perfectly. Enjoying a wide range of furniture is much easier when the room is based on a mixed palette.
If you thought high-gloss wood was risky, just remember how successful white gloss surfaces have been these past few years. It’s all about the effect.
Designing a uniquely modern interior with such a traditional material requires a strong dose of creativity – and this bedroom has it. Industrial-inspired elements like the ceiling panels capture the eye with urban influence, while the variety of wood tones instills a more casual and classic aesthetic.
Headboard walls are always a great candidate for innovation. These vertical panels make a good match with the horizontal panels of the headboard proper.
Note the variety of tones found in the ceiling: black, gold, umber, russet, and more. It pulls together the varied shades found throughout the room.
The bed and central rug punctuate the room with a central oasis of relaxing teal and
If you thought the previous bedrooms made great use of texture, check out this extremely creative application. White light catches the boards from above, while warmer tones from the pendants illuminate from below.
Matching wall-mounted side
tables almost appear to float thanks to the voids behind them. It’s an interesting concept that does require some planning and construction, but it’s an unforgettable look.
Many people are afraid to go with traditional wood tones in a cool-themed room because of its inherent warmth but this bedroom demonstrates how the right color proportion can change the effect of any accent. The wood offers a subtle contrast that helps the otherwise subtle greys pop out to great effect.
Do you live in a hot climate? Cool tones soothe the eye and the soul. Next to the blues, even the grey elements look frosty and comfortable. But what about cold climates? In this case, the blues become part of a nature-inspired palette.
Back to simplicity – wide panels with thick borders draw attention to this headboard wall with ease. It’s clean, effective, and one of the less-expensive options of all the wooden bedroom themes so far.
These wide panels have an even thinner border for an even more streamlined appeal. The wood bed platform and cantilever side tables pull the entire composition together.
Diagonal boards are much more difficult to install than the typical vertical or horizontal choices but the effect is so much more dynamic. The entire room seems to tilt and move.
And finally, a mix between several styles highlighted here. Vertical and horizontal panels tilt and turn to play with the sunlight, with neat typographic artwork overlaid on top.