Looking to Design Your Home Library? Utilize These 3 Tips for Choosing Your Wood Paneling

Wood floors and wood paneling have re-emerged as one of the trendiest ways to finish the interior design of a home. Reclaimed wood is great for wooden flooring, which has many advantages over carpets or tiles. If you’re planning on having a library in your home, you can also consider wood paneling design to add that authentic feel. Finding the right contractor should always be the first step in any home renovation, as they’ll be able to guide you in finding the ideal style of your library and help you choose the wood paneling you need.

Wood Paneling

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The type of wood paneling design you choose will largely depend on the atmosphere you want in your library. Dark woods will create a warmer, more rustic atmosphere, but if the room is small you may find that it will become oppressive and dark. Lighter woods will create a more airy and cheerful atmosphere, great for a family library and study.

Also take a look at the other accessories in the room and decide if they are predominantly warm or cool in tone, as certain woods will work better with warm tones and others betters with cold tones, which will also impact the atmosphere of the library.

Libraries are traditionally paneled in library paneling, beadboard or raised paneling, with many older libraries having the first third of the wall covered in beadboard and the other two thirds covered in library paneling. A less traditional design would have only the bottom third paneled and the rest of the wall painted or covered in wallpaper, which will result in a cleaner, fresher look.

Tiefenthaler are experts in both interior and exterior home design and we can provide custom paneling to meet your needs. Contact us today to arrange a consultation at a time that suits you.

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