The Many Benefits and Uses of Pine Paneling

The Many Benefits and Uses of Pine Paneling
July 11, 2019
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There are many ways to cover the walls and ceilings of your home. Many people choose to simply paint the drywall, while others may choose to install some kind of paneling or cladding instead.

Each method can bring a completely different look to a room. Wood paneling - and in particular, pine paneling - can help impart a warm, cozy, or rustic appearance in the room, depending on the style and color of the paneling used.

Pine paneling comes in several different colors and styles. It can be used to cover your walls, ceilings, niches, and even some furnishings, giving them all the look and feel of real wood. Introducing pine paneling into your home or commercial space can instantly transform its looks and feel. 

Why Use Wood Paneling

Over the years, many studies have been carried out on the impact of wood used on interior surfaces. It has been concluded that introducing wood, such as pine paneling into the interior of a home or commercial space can have a beneficial impact on its occupants. 

Wood surfaces used on interiors often seem to invoke the same feelings as spending time outdoors or in nature. This seems to be particularly true when the wood surfaces are used in areas where people expect to find them, such as flooring, cabinetry, and furniture.

Installing pine paneling on the walls or ceilings of your interiors could help you capture some of these benefits. This can add a greater sense of well being, as well as a potential reduction in stress. 

At the same time, wood paneling is also a fantastic way to add character and ambiance to a room. Wood such as pine has a rich, warm color that can brighten up a room, making it feel cozier and more intimate. 

Pine paneling in particular, is available in several rich colorways as well as styles. It can be antiqued or reclaimed, complete with original saw marks, or it can have a more modern look, perfect for updating a resort or cottage. Used alone or with other wood products throughout a room, pine paneling can enhance the appearance of any space, and make it a more enjoyable room to be in. 

The Many Colors of Pine Paneling

Heart pine, one of the strongest, most versatile and recognizable softwoods, has a rich, warm color. It handles stains well, and can develop a deeper patina with age. Paneling offers several different options when it comes to color. 

Clear pine is one of the lightest options. It can help brighten a room, particularly when used on tall ceilings. 

pine floors

However, the material darkens and ages well, too, which allows you to create a more rustic look by using antiqued paneling. Installed on the walls of a den or library, this pine could add gravitas to any room. 

red pine floor

Pine doesn’t need to be antiqued to take on a rich color; it can also be stained in a variety of tones as well. Softwoods take color more evenly than some harder woods do, giving you exceptional colors and options.

deep pine flooring

These darker shades could be used to visually bring down a high ceiling, to create a wainscoting in a formal area, or to simply add character as an accent wall.

rich pine floor

Design Ideas for Pine Paneling

The options for installing pine paneling are nearly endless. It can be used anywhere you would install drywall or another wall or ceiling cladding. And in each instance, the warmth and beauty of the pine can enhance the entire area.

Ceiling Heights

Ceiling Heights
Ceiling Heights

Installing pine paneling on a tall ceiling will instantly make the room feel cozier and warmer. Warm colors like natural pine contract visually, which makes far spaces seem nearer. Installing this paneling in a room that previously felt cold or sterile can have dramatic results. 

Multi-Layered Ceiling

Multi-Layered Ceiling
Multi-Layered Ceiling

This space has a tall ceiling in one area, and another ceiling beneath the upper hallway. Using the same pine paneling in both areas not only gives the space a warmer appearance, it also provides unity between the two areas. 

Shelf Backing

Shelf Backing
Shelf Backing

Create unique, eye catching bookcases and shelves by installing pine paneling at the back of each shelf or niche. Anything you set there is going to be shown off in a better light, while this small accent will help to complete your interior design. 

Accent Spaces

Accent Spaces
Accent Spaces

You don’t need to cover an entire wall with paneling to get the benefits. This retail location uses antique pine as an accent to frame and offset their displays. It gives character and a welcoming feeling to the room, while adding contrast to the bright colors of the clothes. 

Doorway Frames

Doorway Frames
Doorway Frames

Another way to use pine paneling as an accent is to install it around and through open doorways. This creates a visual gateway as well as an actual opening. It invites you to walk through, and helps enhance the interiors on either side of the door. 

Gain the Benefits of Pine Paneling for Yourself

Wood paneling can add charm, interest, and warmth to any room. It can also make you feel calmer and more at home. Adding pine paneling to the walls or ceilings of your rooms can instantly transform them and give them added character and detail. Check out the selection at Elmwood Reclaimed Timber to learn more, and consider adding pine paneling to your interior design.