Even though I officially closed my other blog, Beach Cottage Love, in January, I still get comments on old posts. I recently got one from a reader named Jennifer who saw this photo I had posted (via Coastal Living) and wrote:
“I don’t care what anyone says–it’s the wood-paneled walls that make these rooms. All of this stuff in a regularly dry-walled room just would not have the same appeal.”
I think she makes a good point. Over the past few years, we have been seeing more examples of the exposed-wood or paneled look on blogs and in magazines. As I was looking through my file of inspiration photos, a large percentage of them had painted wood walls instead of drywall.
What do you think? Do you like this trend?
Are the painted, paneled wood walls the key ingredient here? Or would these rooms be just as magazine-worthy with plain ol’ drywall? Discuss.
Photos via Country Living and Coastal Living. Final photo: Tony Shalhoub’s Cottage.