Interior uses of wall panels & faux stone

Updated February 21, 2017

The interior of any home can be made to look beautiful with wall panels and faux stone. Used in the proper applications, these building materials have the ability to transform a drab room into a place you want to be, with your family and friends. Wall panels can be made with wood or resin and faux stone panels are typically made of resin.

Slatted Wall Panels

Give your plain walls the look of whitewashed wood with slatted wall panels. Installing these whitewall panels in your home or office can provide a sleek, well-designed look. Created to look like wood planks, the wood panels can be painted in natural tones to emphasise a rustic appearance or can be left white to indicate clean and modern lines. Slatted wall panels that are painted work well in nearly any room, but especially in the living room and kitchen, where the country theme is prevalent. Unpainted slatted wall panels, on the other hand, work best in eclectic living rooms and bedrooms.

Artistic Wall Panels

Other wall panels are crafted in bright, cheerful colours, such as red and blue. These wall panels are excellent for children's bedrooms, play rooms and day-care centres. The panels are easily washable, allowing children's mistakes and artistic endeavours to be cleaned away without repercussions. The brighter colours often will make a small room appear larger, which is a wonderful decorating trick for small spaces. Some of these panels have geometric designs embedded in them for added effect.

Faux Stone Fireplace

Faux stone panels can be installed around fireplaces to create a rustic appearance that is easily maintained. Real stone can be difficult to clean, because dust can adhere to its rough surface. Faux stone doesn't have this problem and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. These panels can be placed on either side of the fireplace, as well as in the space between the fireplace and the mantel. In addition, a lovely hearth can be created with them.

Tranquil Faux Stone

Large expanses of wall can be covered with faux stone panels to make the space seem to be crafted with real stone. This application can frequently be found in professional spa or bathroom settings to promote a feeling of tranquillity and peace. Adding an element that has running water in the room really increases the natural feeling of the faux stone in the room.

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Marsanne Petty has been a writer and photographer for over ten years, and is currently pursuing the combination in tandem. She attended Madison Community College, receiving a degree in Administration. She has published several articles for magazines, including Jack Magazine, and the local newspaper, the Jasper News. Her latest creation, a pictoral history of Hamilton County, Florida, was published in early 2009 through Arcadia Publishing.