You may have noticed the growing trend towards installing timber feature walls. In private homes, offices, commercial buildings, restaurants, and cafés, timber walls have started appearing and are replacing other types of accent walls.
There are a number of different factors driving this trend – aside from the obvious fact that timber walls are aesthetically appealing. Keep reading to learn more about why this trend is taking off and how you can incorporate it into your next project.
The versatility factors
Timber walls are, firstly, incredibly versatile. You can use several different types of wood to create different looks and feelings in a room, such as western red cedar, hemlock, and even bamboo. Lighter types of wood are excellent for homes that do not have a great deal of natural light entering rooms, and darker shades of wood are ideal for dens, bedrooms, or lobbies.
Timber feature walls can be used to aesthetically upgrade any room – whether it is a bedroom, boardroom, bathroom, kitchen, or outdoor space; timber accents and walls enhance the visual quality. If you are still not sure about whether or not timber feature walls truly are that versatile, all you have to do is browse through a number of photographs of the types of rooms where they have been used. You will find that no matter what type of room they are installed in, feature walls improve the room or space, and also bring a sense of aesthetic sophistication.
Bringing the outdoors in
Increasingly, many of us are feeling isolated and cramped in cities and wish for more exposure to the outdoors. Forest bathing is becoming a regular activity for some people while others are trying to learn how to properly forage in the forest for foodstuffs. Timber feature walls are an excellent way to evoke an element of the outdoors. If you browse through photographs of rooms with timber walls, you will quickly see that the rooms look more peaceful, relaxing, and homey.
No matter the type of room the wall is in, the type of wood being used, or the other décor in the room, timber feature walls bring a sense of the calm and rugged quiet of the outdoors. That sense of peacefulness and quiet is something most of us would appreciate having more of in our day to day lives.
Ease of installation
Another reason why timber walls have become incredibly popular is because they are fairly easy to install – depending on the type of wall you choose. Unlike other wall treatments, like wallpaper, stucco, and false brick, timber walls can actually be incredibly simple and easy to install. However, constructing your own DIY timber wall can be incredibly time-consuming, and it can challenge a DIY enthusiast because you will need to ensure that every single piece of wood fits perfectly. It can be done, though, if the latest methods are used.
If you are looking to install a timber feature wall, Austratus has created a new, patent-pending technique which allows timber walls to be easily clipped into a feature wall. This fitting system allows you to simply fix trims and rails to the feature wall and then clip in the timber wall. It is a painless, easy process that ensures that you have a perfectly spaced timber wall. If you are the type of person who will become distracted looking at crooked lines and distorted spacing, then the Austratus clipping system is the best option for your timber wall.
Lasting design impact
One thing is for certain – timber walls will never go out of style. There is a reason why we have always loved log cabins, hunting lodges, and cottages – if you appreciate a specific type of rustic outdoorsy aesthetic, you will understand the appeal of naturalistic tones and elements of design. Timber walls are certainly not the same thing as that mustard accent wall your mother painted in the 70s, or the shag carpets of yore. If you install a timber feature wall in your home, you can rest assured that its aesthetic appeal will stand the test of time.
These are just a few of the many different reasons why more and more people have decided to opt for a timber feature wall. Every space is different and carries with it a unique aesthetic sense, whether the space is a residential home or office building – timber walls just happen to be versatile and sophisticated enough to work in every kind of space.