Having an accent wall in your home is an amazing way to showcase a specific feature, add delineation to an open floor plan, and create a focal point within a room. The most popular room of the house to create an accent wall in is typically the main living area, however many people enjoy accent walls in their kitchens, bathrooms, and even bedrooms.
Adding texture to create the accent wall rather than just a different color paint is quickly becoming a trend. It looks better, provides dimension in the room, and gives off a unique vibe. One way this is done beautifully is through the addition of faux wood paneling. Faux wood provides the texture and dimension as well as the amazing look of authentic wood without the same price tag and time frame that authentic wood would require.
Faux wood paneling costs a fraction of the price due to the synthetic polyurethane material it is constructed from. The polyurethane begins in foam form, and is cast from authentic wood panels. The end result, once dried, is painted to look exactly the same. The only giveaway is how lightweight the panel is. However, because of this, it can be installed all by yourself! Yep, that’s right- faux wood paneling is DIY! And you know what DIY means?
This is another cost that is eliminated, as you will easily apply your panels on your own in a matter of hours. No messy project that takes weeks to accomplish, no expensive tools or machine rentals, and no messy wood glue. The only things required for installation are a few standard tools and simple caulking or glue from Faux Direct.
In addition to being affordable, faux wood panels are extremely durable. Polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material. This makes it completely impervious to moisture, and resistant to all types of mold, mildew, and rot. They are also weatherproof, so if you had the wild hare to add an accent wall outdoors, you wouldn’t have to fret one bit! They can handle both hot and cold weather, and rain or shine. Faux Direct’s panels are also fire rated should you choose to use them around a heat source such as a fireplace or stove. Best of all? Faux wood panels are resistant to termites! The same definitely cannot be said for authentic wood, as termites are always a possibility.
Look at this gorgeous accent walls that were created with faux wood panels: