Reclaimed Wood Accent Walls: 12 Unique Design Trends

September 5, 2023

Wood accent walls can transform a space, adding much needed color and character to a plain living room or office. There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to decor and accent walls, a rustic space and a modern space can both benefit from a beautiful reclaimed wood wall. The wide range of wood plank paneling products available allows for an accent wall to be unique to the vision you have for your interior design. It’s ok to be bold with the accent wall, allow it to be the center of attention in the room and design and coordinate the rest of the room around the accent walls look and feel.

The utilization of reclaimed wood for an accent wall is a great way to separate large spaces, create an extra pop in an office setting or add natural texture and color to a living room. The wood accent wall will draw the eye right when people enter the space and will set the tone and atmosphere in a positive light. There is a wide range of woods, colors, and textures that can be called on to create the perfect reclaimed wood accent wall for your wall art design. The great thing about an accent wall is that it can be used in just about any room and can be installed and completed in a relatively short period of time compared to other DIY projects. 

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Design Ideas Using Reclaimed Wood for an Accent Wall

Reclaimed wood accent walls can be used in a wide range of settings from the home to the office and many other commercial settings. The natural beauty of the solid wood is a real enhancement to the setting you are attempting to create. In a commercial environment that is surrounded by concrete and sterile colors, you will find that a reclaimed wood accent wall will make the space more comfortable and inviting to both staff and visitors alike. The solid woods can be finished to achieve a specific wall decor look or left natural and unfinished. It is also common for the wood planks to be treated with a fire retardant in order to meet the code requirements necessary. 

1. Reclaimed Hickory Adds Color and Warmth to Office Space

Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall in an office

Hickory is a wood species as durable as it is interesting to look at. This unique feature wall in this office space also incorporates a built-in bench, to make it both fashionable and functional. This hickory wall paneling has been installed over the ceiling as well for a completely cohesive look that is sure to stand out. 

2. A Mix of Woods that Create a Unique Medley Design

Reclaimed Wood Accent wall

Don’t feel confined to just one wood type or color when choosing your wood wall planks. Different wood products are available to create a mixed wood accent wall design. Mixing wood boards like in this Vermont Moonlight Medley wood product is a great way to ensure your accent wall takes on a one-of-a-kind wall art look. This will create a more engaging space in your office space or home. 

3. Unfinished Coastal Collage Accent Wall

Coastal collage reclaimed wood paneling is a great accent wall option. Our signature Coastal Collage wood product is a mixture of reclaimed light toned hardwoods and a rustic hit and miss textured surface. The wood can be finished to bring out the rich undertones or left in its natural unfinished state like shown above. 

4. Reclaimed Wood Paneling is always at Home in your Bonus Room

Our reclaimed barn wood is one of the most popular choices for adding weathered wood accent walls to spaces. This weathered barnwood accent wall stands out from the painted walls in this bonus room. These are typically small spaces that can be overlooked in a home decor scheme. Updating the space with some wall decor that makes it stand out is a great way to create a dedicated space in your home. 

5. Embrace the Natural Variations Found in Reclaimed Woods

Barn wood paneling brings a rustic appeal to many interior designs, including creating a homey feeling in cafes, bistros and restaurants. Reclaimed wood panels are real wood that are recycled from old barns and structures and given new life as a barn wood wall. These reclaimed wood planks have a patina that can only be created through years of natural weathering, and using reclaimed wood planks is a great way to help support the environment, too!

6. Exterior Grey Barn Siding Accent Wall

Reclaimed wood Accent Wall

Accent walls do not have to only be used for wall decor. Signage and reclaimed barnwood siding were meant to go together. The reclaimed colors of the wood can help pop the logo color of the business and grab attention from prospective customers. 

7. Accent Walls Pair Well with Reclaimed Wood Shelves

Reclaimed wood Accent Wall in Restaurant

Wood wall panels aren’t just for accent and feature walls. This unique bar backsplash coordinates well with the wood shelves that display the liquor bottles, giving the bar area a rustic ambience. The wood boards are highlighted by recessed lighting that brings more attention to the space. 

8. Allow the Patina of the Wood to be the Perfect Background

Reclaimed Wood Accent Walls

All reclaimed wood has depth and natural texture that makes it a unique design element to play with.  It’s these characteristics that create the interest and make it fun. This is also the reason there are so many imitation wood products that make an attempt at looking like reclaimed wood planks. Reclaimed wood is special and it’s the history and story that make the product even more unique.

9. Dark Walnut Accent Wall Design

Reclaimed wood accent walls can be used on walls of all shapes and sizes and these walnut wood planks can be ordered in single plank widths or they can be made into a random width grouping that can add some additional variation into the look. These wood panels are crafted with precision milling equipment and have the same easy installation one expects with freshly cut woods. The metals have been removed and the solid wood is kiln dried all before the edges are cut and profiled. The end result is planks of wood perfectly suited to be installed in your home or business, whether it’s a DIY project or a professional installation. Wood comes with shiplap, square and tongue and groove edges. 

10. Don’t Forget about the Ceiling, it can also be an Accent Wall

Whitewashed barn wood paneling draws the eye upward in this interior design. Ceilings are often overlooked as part of the remodel process, but are another great way to incorporate wood planks in an interesting way. 

11. Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall and Fireplace 

Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall and Fireplace

Paired with reclaimed fireplace mantel, our wood paneling can be original rustic texture, brushed or sanded smooth. All options are more than acceptable surface textures for a reclaimed wood accent wall. Find what speaks to you and you can’t go wrong with any of these reclaimed woods. These woods offer a beautiful range of colors that will help to bring out the best in your design and result in a space that you love spending time in. 

12. Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall in Restaurant Design 

Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall in Resturant

These aged woods have spent a lifetime developing beautiful unmatched characteristics and each and every wood plank tells a story. There are nail holes from where the wood wall planks were fixed to the exterior of the original structure and the surface is worn from season after season passing by. It’s what makes it interesting and sets it apart from the rest, all wood is beautiful in its own right, but some woods can tell a better story. 

Find a Wood Product for Your Walls

There are many wood products that are available to choose from when considering remodeling a wall in your home or business. Explore some of our most popular wood panel options to get some inspiration for your interior design. Contact our team to find wall panels that fit your needs! We’ll help to answer any of your questions and make the best choice for your space. 

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