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Wall Covering Inspirations: Decorative Panels

Last modified: 2017/08/29 | 2 mins

Decorative panels are great in that they serve both practical and decorative purposes. These characteristics surely play a part in their sudden surge in popularity. Here are a few things you should know about this type of wall covering:

If you're looking to add style to your interior home design, decorative panels can be a great option. Usually, they work as statement pieces, only covering one or two walls in a room. Rarely will you find a room where every wall is covered up using this type of material. Many different styles of decorative panels are available. From 3D effect to thermoplastic or even transparent resin, you’re likely to  find at least one type of panel that suits your taste.

One major perk is the fact that they can be customized, so you can adapt them to your interior design. Some panels look more like a design accessory then a wall covering. 3D decorative panels are most easy to customize. They can be painted or covered with decorative adhesives which match your interior design. You can also choose to highlight them by selecting a vibrant color to contrast with the rest of the room. It’s all up to you!

Pros and cons of decorative panels for walls

Decorative panels are available in a plethora of different materials plastic, wood, aluminum, copper, steel and bamboo. Before you choose which type of panel you want, be sure that the material you choose is well suited for the room where it will be installed . For example, don’t put a giant decorative wood panel in your bathroom: chances are that the humidity will ruin it. Thankfully, most decorative panels are very resistant and durable. 

Installation tends to be simple and on a day-to-day basis, they are easy to clean. One of the main drawbacks with decorative panels is that they tend to be more expensive than other types of wall coverings, costing anywhere between $20 and $100 per panel. Before the panels are installed, the surface underneath has to be well prepared, especially if the panel is made of wood. Preparation steps will depend on the type of material you choose. When buying your decorative panels, be sure to inquire about the steps you will need to follow for the installation process. Also know that certain types of panels might not be adapted to your home.

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