Follow these seven simple steps to add a wood accent wall to a room.
Choose Your Wall
Arguably the easiest step, but one that cannot be missed! Choose which wall you want your wood accent to be on. Whether you want it to add character to your living room, or add a unique touch to your bedroom, they can be added to any room in your home.
Measure Your Wall
Measuring your wall ensures you know how much wood you need to purchase to cover the whole wall. Measure the height and width using a tape measure, and multiply them to get the area of the wall. It’s a good idea to purchase a little more wood than you need to make sure you don’t run out half way through the job.
Gather Your Supplies
Once you’ve measured your wall, it’s time to gather the necessary supplies. This includes choosing and buying your wood planks. They can come in various finishes, including distress or painted. You can also choose to buy plain planks, and stain them yourself if you’re feeling extra creative. Other tools you will need include
- Caulk gun
- Drop cloth
- Table saw
- Level and pencil
- Painting materials
Prepare The Room
Adding a wood accent to any wall is a big job. It will require you to move any unnecessary furniture or household items out of the room. When your workspace is clear, place down a drop cloth to protect your carpet or flooring.
Be sure to open the windows to ventilate the room. Working with wood, building tools, and paints can lead to toxic fumes, or bits of sawdust and soot to build up in the room.
Mark Out the Project
Mark all of the studs on the wall so that you know precisely where you need to drill the nails in. Identify any protruding areas or irregular angles in the wall so that you can cut the correct sizes and shapes in your wooden planks.
Once the wall is marked out, it’s time to cut the wood. Use your saw to gather the correct number of planks, including any irregular sizes and shapes of wood that you need.
Adhere The Wood to the Wall
Attach your wood pieces to the wall, ensuring the planks are level. Work from the bottom up if your ceiling is angled, but if you prefer to leave the fiddly bits around air vents and plugs until the end, you can start from the ceiling and work your way down. If you are in search of a wood accent Apex Metal Signs also has great wood décor you may like.
Paint the wall
Now your wooden planks are adhered to the whole wall, you can make any final touches. This can include filling in any gaps or holes between the planks. If you purchased unpainted planks, grab your painting supplies and apply stain or paint over the wood as needed.