Adding paneled walls to a room is an easy way to bring in architectural detail for a custom look!
One of my favorite projects that we’ve done to our home is adding the paneled walls in the foyer. Our foyer is large, open to the second story, and flows into a hallway that leads to the bedrooms.
All of the walls in the foyer were covered in forty year old wallpaper when we bought it. Taking down the wallpaper was time consuming, but thankfully it was easy to remove, unlike some of the other rooms that we’ve renovated!
For months, leading up to the foyer’s renovation, I pinned inspiration photos on Pinterest.
Many of the foyers that I was drawn to had one thing in common…..paneled walls.
I loved the architectural detail and custom look that the paneled walls gave a space.
I decided that we could create the look of paneled walls by using decorative trim and moulding, and creating boxes along the walls.
The foyer is large, so we ended up using lots of trim. And a lot of time was spent building boxes, but it was well worth it in the end.
The sheetrock behind the wallpaper was in great shape which allowed us to use the wall as the backing for our boxes. Once the wall and trim was painted one color, it had the appearance of all wood.
Hubby was less than thrilled at the prospect of building all the boxes and placing them on the walls….especially in the curve of that staircase.
However, he soon got on board with the idea….as I knew he would!
As the project progressed, and we got more of the boxes built and installed, we could start visualizing the impact it was going to make. Adding paneled walls to a room will definitely give it the wow factor!
Hubby and I made a pretty good team on this project. He would measure, cut, and install the boxes, and I would come in behind him and caulk the seams and nail holes.
Once that was finished, I could start painting. We painted the paneled walls in Sherwin Williams Snowbound. The walls above the paneling are painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
In these next photos, you can see the final result. I love the look of the paneled walls in our foyer!
This is a look that could be done in any room for a custom look.
If you would like to see more of our foyer renovation, CLICK HERE.
I hope you have a great weekend, I’m off to do a little antiquing for the shop!