We all know panelling a wall is once again getting popular and in trend these days compared to wallpapering, painting, and cladding with tiles. ‘Panelling’ not only aims at concealing the flaws of the walls, but also gives a fresh feel and stylish look to the room. In other words, concealing process is nothing but beautifying the room by panelling the walls.
‘Panelling’ is a decorative treatment of walls and ceilings consisting of a series of wide, thin sheets called panels, framed together by narrower or thicker strips of wood, synthetic materials, glass or other materials. Decorative panels of various shades, texture, finishings, etc. can be utilized to glamorize the ambience of the room.
According to ‘Y.M.D Adedeji and B. Ajayi’, (published in Cost-effective composite Building Panels for Walls and Ceilings in Nigeria)‘ Wall panels are vertical elements in a building that serve the function of walls. They are convenient and practical whether used for functional purposes or simply as an aesthetic element. As a decor element, wall panels are an excellent way to break up wall space.’
The panels used for decoration comes in a variety of shades, textures, finishings, materials, shapes and sizes. Depending upon the material and the quality of material used; the aesthetics, the strength, the hygiene, and maintenance of such panels keeps differing. Thus, it becomes equally essential to take into consideration all these aspects before going for wall panelling. This should ultimately facilitate in selection of an appropriate and pertinent material for your rooms.
Let us know and understand some materials available for panelling and their characteristics before choosing the one for your room.