From grand country houses to chic city apartments, wall panelling adds charm and character to a variety of interiors. No longer the reserve of traditional libraries or stately homes, wall panelling is having a resurgence. Nowadays, the look is less about distinguished grandeur and more about using period authenticity to add warmth, personality and texture to a room. Take a look at why we think panelling has made a comeback and some top tips for fitting your own...
Transforming a space
Panelling can make a large space more intimate and cosy or make a small room feel spacious. Thanks to its versatility, it has a transformative effect on any space by creating an illusion of depth, height and character. Unlike paint and wallpaper that can fade, peel or easily mark, panelling has a more lasting impact and can be customised to work with any decor or colour scheme.
Dark floor-to-ceiling wood panelling can be used to create a cosy atmosphere; perhaps a snug, a reading nook or even a cinema room. Lighter wood panelling can be used to open up a space, especially if it’s reserved to the lower half of the wall. Perfect for rooms with plenty of light, the part-panelled, part-painted effect creates an airy atmosphere and a striking texture-colour combination. To achieve a fresh, modern style, opt for painted panelling, clean lines, minimal decorative moulding and light colours.
From a practicality perspective, wall panelling is also an ideal way to provide added insulation, cover uneven walls and conceal unsightly marks or damages. It’s a way of adding architectural shape to a featureless room without having to resort to heavy-duty renovations.
Due to the rise in demand for affordable panelling and feature walls, manufacturing methods have changed, along with the price point. Gone are the days when the only option was to rely on a skilled joiner. Nowadays, with competent DIY skills and tools, it is simple to quickly and effectively install panelling by yourself.
Our extensive variety of high-quality mouldings can transform the look and feel of any room. Easy to install with hundreds of different design options, here’s how to get started fitting your own panelling:
- Simply plan and measure the walls, making a note of any fittings you need to avoid.
- Map your design measurements onto the wall, using a tape measure, pencil and laser level mark to pinpoint where each panel will be.
- Choose your desired moulding from our collection.
- Cut the panels to length, taking care to sand the ends until smooth.
- Carefully apply the panels to the walls, making sure they’re symmetrical and that you have used a pipe and cable detector before any nailing or drilling.
- Finally, add a lick of paint and it will be as if the panelling has always been a focal point in your room.
Check out our full step-by-step guide here.
No matter what aesthetic you’d like to achieve, the most important part of any wall panelling is the quality of its materials. As a leading UK supplier of mouldings, with over 150 years-worth of experience in manufacturing timber products, our mouldings are a sure-fire way to add the perfect finishing touch to your interior design.
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Richard Burbidge, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of stair parts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings has relocated its head office to Chirk, North Wales, joining the company’s existing onsite manufacturing and distribution facility. As part of the ongoing development of the company, Richard Burbidge has relocated its office headquarters to join its existing manufacturing and distribution facility in Chirk. The Chirk site forms part of the extensive business history of Richard Burbidge, since it was initially acquired in 1986. The move will improve both the service and quality of products by having all staff in one location, unifying working relationships between all departments, from marketing to distribution, as well as improving efficiency, customer service and delivery. Mouldings Grading Facility Tony Miles, CEO of Richard Burbidge, comments: “The consolidation of all offices to Chirk is a big move and demonstrates just how serious we are about British manufacturing and sustainability. “We are a family business and above all, excellent quality and customer service are our priority. The move is already proving successful, with a unified workforce, improved communication and efficiency. “2020 is a big year for the company with increased marketing and production. Richard Burbidge is proving itself as a leading manufacturer of stair parts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings and this year will see further products being stocked in B&Q stores nationwide.”READ ARTICLE