Wooden Wall Decor Ideas

13 Wooden Wall Decor Ideas for Your House

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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It would not be wrong to state that wood is like a little black dress in the world of design. Just like you can wear one for any occasion, you’re welcome to use wood to furnish or decorate any blank wall in your home, knowing it’s always a win-win option. Not only will it add instant design interest to the dullest wall, but it’ll also be something you can cope with over a weekend.

If you’re looking to add character to your interior while making it more welcoming, warmer, and homier, the ideas below are sure to guarantee that “wow” effect. 

1. Handmade Hexagon Wood Wall Décor

A subtle geometric design of wooden hexagons makes a great statement piece and adds a focal point to your living space. Natural wood colors will perfectly suit industrial, modern, rustic, and Scandinavian themes. You can create a personalized pattern or combine it with honeybee wall art to blend it into a farmhouse design. Also, the plywood hexagons can act as a great acoustic absorber.

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2. 3d Wooden World Map

A 3d wooden world map wall art is a perfect option for those who are literally tired of everything. It’s no wonder that in the variety of today’s décor options, you find yourself bored with this abundance sooner or later. We recommend you opt for a wooden 3d map of the world as a classy way to adorn any interior and get a gorgeous accent wall.

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In addition to being eco-friendly, wooden maps are voguish, educational, and personal. Looking for ways to display your passion for globetrotting? There’s no better way to do this.

3. Wooden panel accent wall

To incorporate some texture to the interior, ensure to install some wood paneling on walls first. Not only will it add some visual appeal to the room, but it will also play well with the adjacent sophisticated furniture and wallpaper.

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You can decide to make panels up the stairs in the traditional style, creating an elegant, characterful environment. The installation of panels on walls does not need any trouble. It's actually possible to build a wooden accent wall in less than a weekend for just $800.

4. Layered Mandala Wood Wall Decor

A wooden Mandala will give your place some chic Bohemian vibes and will be a nice elegant touch to any room. Place the wood-framed mural anywhere for a relaxed and contemplated view of the universe's mysteries.

5. Built-In Bookshelves

If you’re looking to accent that wall and get more storage space in a room, built-in bookshelves could be an option, especially if you’re an avid reader. For a cohesive aesthetic, we recommend placing books of neutral colors. Need more light pastels in the interior? Place the books with the spines facing the wall to add more white shades.

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6. Tree branch wall decor

Bring some outdoors into your home through environmentally friendly wood wall décor. One of the simplest ways is to find a piece of dried driftwood or branch and hang it above the sofa, bed, or study desk. If you grow herbs on windowsills, they will play well with this new décor creating a nature-themed ambiance throughout your setting.

7. Wooden wall art made of scrap wood

Get creative with your wooden wall and decorate it by using scrap wood to create a unique piece of art. This can be done by cutting pieces of wood into different shapes and arranging them on a canvas or directly on the wall.

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8. Wooden tapestry

Make a unique and textural wall hanging by weaving wooden strips together to create a tapestry. This can be done using different types of wood, such as light and dark shades, to create a striped effect.

9. Wooden typography

Spell out a word or phrase using wooden letters and hang them on your wall for a unique and personalized touch. You can paint the wood letters in different colors or leave them natural for a rustic feel.

10. Wooden Wall Planters

If you're looking to add some greenery to your home, consider using wooden wall planters. These can be hung on the wall and filled with plants, herbs, or flowers. Wooden wall planters can add a natural and organic touch to your living space, while also providing a practical way to display your favorite plants.

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11. Wooden wall hanging

Another creative wooden wall art idea is to create a wooden wall hanging. This can be done by stringing together wooden beads, dowels, or even driftwood. The result is a bohemian-inspired piece that can add interest to any room. You can customize the size and shape to fit the wall space that you have available, and even add accents like tassels or macrame for extra flair.

12. Wooden Picture Frames

Wooden picture frames are a classic choice that can add warm touch to your home decor. From simple wooden frames to ornate carved frames, there are many options to choose from. You can use wooden picture frames to display family photos, artwork, or other decorative items.

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13. Wooden Wall Hooks

Wooden wall hooks are a practical and stylish way to add wooden decor to your home. These decorative pieces can be used to hang coats, hats, bags, or other items. Wooden wall hooks can add some texture to your space, while also providing a functional storage solution.

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Some tips to make to make it work

Wooden decor is a timeless and versatile choice that can adorn any space. Here are some tips on how to use wooden decor effectively in your home:

1. Choose the Right Type of Wood

There are many different types of wood available, each with its own unique characteristics and appearance. Some types of wood are more durable and suitable for high-traffic areas, while others are better for decorative accents. Choose the type of wood that fits your own decorating style and is appropriate for the intended use.

2. Mix and Match

Wood wall decor can be mixed and matched with other materials, such as metal or glass, to create a dynamic and interesting look. Mixing different textures and finishes on wood walls can add depth and character to your decor.

3. Add Contrast

Wooden decor can be used to create contrast in a room, such as pairing a light-colored wooden panel wall with a dark-colored sofa. This creates a visual interest and adds depth to the space.

4. Experiment with Different Finishes

Wooden decor can come in a variety of finishes, from natural to painted or stained. Experimenting with different wood finishes can create a unique and personalized look for your space.

5. Use Wooden Decor in Unexpected Places

Wooden decor doesn't have to be limited to traditional areas, such as the living room or bedroom. Consider incorporating wooden decor in unexpected places, such as the bathroom, dining room or kitchen, to add a unique touch to your decor.

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To cut the long story short, wooden wall décor is a versatile way to add an attractive and natural touch to the most lifeless interior. In addition to being visually appealing and earth-friendly, wood wall décor is known for a range of other benefits – from never going out of style to being durable enough to serve for years to come. And what’s more important, it’s an exclusive way to transform a house into a home.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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