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The world of interior design is constantly shifting. From minimalist aesthetics to industrial chic, each era leaves its mark on the way we decorate our homes to create warm, welcoming spaces. One classic material which is seeing a surge in popularity at the moment is timber, bringing plenty of character to contemporary homes and providing a sustainable material for eco-conscious architects. In particular, timber-clad interiors are having a moment in the limelight, and we have got everything you need to know about the trend right here.

What Are Timber-Clad Interiors?

Did you know that the average amount of time spent at home every day is over 18 hours? With that in mind, it is crucial that the homes in which we live are designed with a focus on comfort and calm. Incorporating timber-lined interiors into the decor is one way of doing this, bringing a natural, soft look to your living space.

Timber-walled panels are about more than just a bit of cladding on the bottom half of a wall (something which is also very popular at the moment). When walls are clad, it means that a huge proportion of the wall space is taken up with timber boards, with some living spaces having all four walls and the ceiling covered with the same timber species.

The Appeal of Timber-Clad Interiors

We have been seeing an increase in demand for timber cladding for interior walls, and it is hard to open a home magazine and not find at least one timber-lined room! But why has this wooden wonderland become such a popular design choice again? Let’s take a look at the source of this appeal.

Warmth and Cosiness

Timber’s inherent warmth adds a cosy and inviting ambience to any space. In an era where people are increasingly seeking comfort and refuge within their homes, the organic and welcoming nature of timber is a powerful draw. Gone are the 70s mahogany colours and in are lighter Oaks and Birches.

Biophilic Design

Biophilic design has seen a boom in popularity, partly because of a rise in ‘Plantfluencers’ driving a trend for greenery in living spaces, and partly because of increasing knowledge of its health and wellbeing benefits. A crucial aspect of biophilic interiors is incorporating natural materials, including timber. By adding timber-clad walls to a space, you quickly create a feeling of connection with the natural world for a harmonious, calming atmosphere.

Texture and Character

Timber brings a unique texture and character to a space that is natural and therefore non-repetitive. By adding wooden cladding or panelling, you breathe life into your rooms in a way with which simple, painted walls just cannot compete. Timber walls are warm, comforting and create a tactile surface which softens a space.

The Modern Timber Revival

Timber-clad interiors might bring to mind pictures of old cabins or dusty country cottages, but the current trend is far from these outdated looks. In the contemporary revival of timber, slimmer panels and minimalist decor combine to create an undeniably contemporary feel. Paired with neutral furnishings and soft textiles, from linen throws over cream sofas to pale pink cotton table runners, and the look is far gentler these days.

Find Sustainable Timber for Your Walls

If you are embracing timber-clad interiors, be it in your own home or in your designs for clients, add to the sustainability of your project with responsibly sourced timber. At EcoChoice, all our timber is either PEFC or FSC-certified, giving you the peace of mind that you are making a planet-friendly choice.

To learn more about the species of timber available or start an order, get in touch with our team and we will be more than happy to help.

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