Wood paneling makeover – Although rustic and natural, a wood-paneled wall makes home furnishings seem dated and dreary. Homeowners who move into older homes may wish to modernize panels by painting it up-to-date colors and decorate it with contemporary art on the walls. Modern decor is all about simple: neutral colors, clean lines and geometric shapes. Incorporating all these modern design themes in your decorating process can turn a dull wood paneling makeover into a stylish focal point.
Place curtains up against the baseboards at the base of the paneled wall to protect the floor. Mask of BMC, molding and window trim with painter’s tape. Evenly apply oil based primer to the panel wall with a roller brush, and then cut in around the BMC molding and window trim with a brush. Let primed the wall dry for 24 hours.
Coat the primed paneled wall with a thin layer of latex paint using the roller brush and brush as before. Painting wood paneling makeover wall a neutral color, such as beige, gray, taupe, ivory or pale lavender. Let the layers of paint to dry for 24 hours, then apply a second coat and let it dry. Hang a collection of related objects, such as contemporary art, black and white or abstract wall hangings, in a cluster on neutral wall. Keep the designs simple and clean, yet colorful and interesting. Do not overcrowd the wall with the mess.