The latest offering from Carpet Court is, rather interestingly, all about walls! ‘Elevate’ is a new collection of purpose-built timber wall panels that has been developed with the DIY market in mind. Perfect for adding warmth and texture to a space, each lightweight plank is created from sustainably-sourced plantation timber and features an adhesive backing allowing you to simply peel and stick them onto most wall and ceiling surfaces. It’s the perfect Easter long weekend project, don’t you think?
“Wooden wall panels can help elevate a room lacking atmosphere, as well as add a little formality to new and modern homes. The panels are perfect for ‘zoning’ open plan homes, such as reception areas like hallways and stairways, as well as living spaces like dining areas,” says Carpet Court style ambassador and interior designer Darren Palmer. The panels each measure 1210mm x 128mm x 5mm thick and retail for $69 per square metre.
“For an understated approach, the panelling can add visual interest on the risers of a kitchen island bench, or act as a natural bedhead feature in a bedroom. Best of all, they can hide a multitude of imperfections, such as uneven surfaces and are strong enough to hold your valued pictures and artwork,” says Darren. The range offers 10 wood stains with both warm and cool tones and an array of wood grains in the mix.
“Proportion is key. Vertical panelling, or even wrapping one-wall panelling on to the ceiling, is an effective way to make ceilings appear taller. Conversely, horizontal panelling can widen the appearance of a narrow room,” says Darren who warns that if you’re going to use panelling in more than one room in your home you should stick to one style and colour for the sake of continuity.
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