18 Best Interior Wood Wall Ideas

Best interior wood wall ideas to create a natural and fresh room decor. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : February 20th, 2022

Oftentimes, wood is considered only for use in old-fashioned interior design styles. But actually, with appropriate placement and design, wood can be used in any other interior design style.

In addition, wood can also be used well in various parts of your home, not only for the floor or for the ceiling. Yes, wood can also be used to decorate the walls, which is surprisingly rarely been done, especially in contemporary style interior designs.

To give you more ideas and inspiration, we created 18 room wall designs that use wood. Where the wood we use not only works to make the walls more beautiful and attractive but also helps to add a natural effect to make the wall feel fresher.

Let’s get started, here are 10 interior wood wall ideas created by our interior designer team:

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Contemporary Style Wall using Wood and Mirror

contemporary modern wood wall with mirror
Contemporary style wood and mirror accent wall

This wall design proves that wood elements can be easily blended with contemporary-style interior walls to make the walls look more fresh and natural. Furthermore, when combined with mirrors, it produces a wall that looks very luxurious and elegant.

The arrangement of the wood and its random mirror also helps make this wall look more artistic. For those of you who have a contemporary style room, then this wall example can be your inspiration to be applied to your home.

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Bedroom Accent Wall using Geometric Style Wood Panel

geometric style wood panel
Geometric style wood panel wall

For those of you who have a high artistic spirit, this accent wall example might be perfect for you. Here we make an accent wall with a unique geometric concept using wood panels.

The combination of artistic geometric concepts with natural wood elements gives an extraordinary effect. Coupled with the addition of LED lights on the edges of the panel makes the wall look more elegant. This kind of wall is perfect to be the main focal point of any room.

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Geometric Style Wood and Black Accent Wall

Geometric wood and black accent wall
Geometric wood and black accent wall

This is another great alternative for you who want to have a geometric-style wood accent wall. The wood board is arranged perfectly to create a visual geometric shape that makes this wood interior wall looks much more modern compared to any similar wooden wall.

To further enhance the looks, we use bold, black paint that not only boasts plenty of elegance but also helps highlight the wooden element perfectly.

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Black Painted Corner Wood Wall

Black painted corner wood wall
Corner wood wall

This wood wall had two most important feature that makes it looks stunning. Firstly, the wood board is arranged beautifully inside the living room corner to make the empty corner space much more interesting.

Secondly, it is painted in black not only to bring a fresh, more up-to-date look but also to create an elegant dramatic look to the corner.

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Dark Wooden Wall for Living Room

elegant dark wood accent wall for living room
Living room with elegant wood wall

Did you know that dark wood can actually make a wall look more elegant? As you can see in this wall design, where we use dark cherry wood boards to cover the walls in the living room. The use of this wood produces a luxurious wall without leaving its classic touch.

If you are planning to use this kind of wall concept, one thing you need to consider carefully is the selection of decoration items that will be used on the wall. Choosing the wrong decoration items can make the entire wall look bad.

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Accent Wall with Curved Wood Panel

curved wood accent wall
Stylish curved wood accent wall

This wall concept is similar to the previous wall concept where we made an accent wall by using wood panels. But this time, we created a slightly different approach where we used curved wood panels to give a more dynamic effect to the wall.

As you can see, the results look very luxurious and elegant. This is also obtained thanks to the use of LED lights that add a shadow effect on each curve of the panel. The choice of wood texture is also an important factor if you want to make a wall like this, try to choose a bright and natural wood texture and avoid choosing a dark wood texture.

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Contemporary Style Accent Wall

simple stylish bedroom wood accent wall
Contemporary wood accent wall behind bed

You don’t need a lot of wood elements to make a wall look natural, like in this bedroom design. Where we only add a few wooden elements to the walls, but it’s more than enough to bring an extraordinary effect on the overall design of the room.

The wooden elements on this wall not only make the room look more natural but also help balance the overall design to make it look more attractive.

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Full Wooden Wall with Vertical Lines

wood accent wall with vertical lines
Simple wood wall with vertical lines

Covering the entire wall with a wooden texture often gives a classic and vintage look, but not for this design. Where we cover the entire wall with wooden elements, but the wall still looks modern and minimalist as our overall interior design of this room.

This can be achieved thanks to the use of clean vertical lines that are arranged in such a way as to provide a more modern appearance effect. This simple effect is proven to have a significant impact on the overall appearance of the wall. In addition, the choice of wood texture color also plays an important part, where we use wood material that is light and natural so that it can be blend perfectly with this minimalist bedroom.

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White Painted Shiplap Wall

Bohemian bedroom with white shiplap wall
Bohemian bedroom with white shiplap wall

Shiplap wall or accent wall is a staple feature for any vintage, farmhouse, or bohemian style interior. The natural beauty of the wood will be exposed to gives character to the interior. However, with the current decor style, sometimes the shiplap wall may look outdated.

You can solve this easily and bring a new fresh look to your shiplap wall by painting it in white. With its crisp, sleek appearance, the white shiplap wall will be an amazing feature that combines the nature in a stylish appearance.

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Horizontal Wood Wall

horizontal wood panel for wall
Living room wall with horizontal striped wood accents

The use of a few elements of wood can help make a minimalist style living room look more fresh and natural, such as this one. Here we do not use real wood, instead, we only use vinyl material with a natural wood texture, but the results are quite good and match our expectations.

Using this material, we made a horizontal plane on the living room wall. This area not only serves to enhance the appearance of the wall but also can be used as an area of decoration so that your wall hangings look more presentable. Or you can use this area to install your wall-mounted TV.

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Simple Wood Accent Wall Behind Sofa

Simple wood accent wall behind sofa
Simple wood accent wall behind sofa

One of the best places to create an accent wall inside a living room is right behind the sofa/couch, as this wall will most likely become the center of attention for any living space. Thus, in this living room, we create the simple yet elegant wood wall behind the gray sofa that surely will capture everyone’s attention immediately.

Even though the design is quite simple, this wood wall still looks amazing and provides plenty of earthy and natural ambiance to the entire living room.

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Wood and Marble Wall

Stylish wood and marble accent wall
Stylish wood and marble accent wall

Wood and marble is an unusual combination and has rarely been used since it’s quite hard to combine them perfectly. However, in this contemporary style living room, our designers did a great job to incorporate them together, creating glam and elegant looks wrapped in the fresh and natural beauty of the wood.

Although the marble is much more dominant, the wood board still works beautifully to enhance and highlight it, and furthermore, create some richness to the overall looks.

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Contemporary Modern Wood and Navy Accent Wall

Navy and wood wall
Navy and wood wall

The navy and wood accent wall becomes the main focal point for this bedroom. The perfect combination between the light-colored wood elements and the deep, navy wall creates stunning and elegant looks that elevate the entire bedroom.

The contrast between them also becomes one essential feature that helps make the wood stand out without taking over the bold and strong navy.

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Bedroom with Pink and Wood Accent Wall

Wood and pink bedroom wall
Wood and pink bedroom wall

This is another color that works well alongside wood elements to create an awesome accent wall. The soft and subtle pink will look much more mature when combined with some wood elements, without taking away its beauty.

Even though we don’t use a lot of wood board there, it’s more than enough to turn the ambiance of the entire bedroom.

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Industrial Style Wood and Plaster Wall

industrial style wood and plaster wall ideas
Wood and plaster wall

To decorate the walls of this industrial-style room, we use old wooden boards arranged horizontally. While in other parts of the wall, we keep the unfinished walls to accentuate plaster patterns to give an industrial-style look.

The composition of these two elements worked pretty well to make an industrial-style bedroom the way we wanted.

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Coastal Style Wall with Blue Wooden Board

blue coastal wooden board wall
Coastal blue wood wall

Wood is a material that is very commonly used in the interior design of coastal or beach-house-style rooms. But this time we tried a slightly different approach, where we painted the wood accent walls in blue.

In addition to making wood material look more attractive, blue was chosen because this color is the perfect color for coastal decoration because it reflects the color of the sea and sky. And although it doesn’t use a lot of wall decorations, this wooden wall already looks very attractive and beautiful.

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Wood Accent Wall Behind TV

Wood wall behind TV
Wood wall behind TV

Most of the time, the TV wall or entertainment wall will be the main of attention of any living space, thus it should be as attractive and interesting as possible, and that’s why many homeowners turn these walls into an accent wall. The tv accent wall doesn’t have to be complicated, even just using some shiplap wood can create stunning results.

On the contrary, an over-complicated tv wall will distract your tv watching experiences and that’s why you must be avoided it at any cost.

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Beach House with Shiplap Wall

Coastal living room with shiplap wall
Coastal living room with shiplap wall

This is another great example of a coastal-style living room that uses wooden shiplap wall. The white natural shiplap wall looks amazing, especially when used as a background for some coastal wall decoration items.

Those coastal accessories will stand out beautifully and make the beachy feel spread intensely to the entire space.