Planks on interior walls is a Classic Cottage look that has seen a revival over the past 3 years or so in the Interior Design world. It hasn’t particularly hit my radar until just recently when I’ve been thinking about adding planking to a back stairwell in a house to add a little character. When and where would you consider adding planks? Here are a few inspiration photo’s I’ve been looking at recently. Maybe one of them will strike a cord with you!
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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2 thoughts on “Planking Interior Walls: Where it Works Best”
Hi Lara ! Enjoyed your article. Is there a difference between planking and what is referred to as “clapboard” ?
Hi! Yes – the interior planks that have been seeing a resurgence in popularity are a uniform thickness and are not overlayed – a lot of people space them using a coin to get a little bit of a reveal. In clapboard – the boards are overlapped and they are usually thicker on one end than the other (a bit of a wedge). Planking is more akin to beadboard and other types of interior wainscot types of finishes/trim. It does remind me of clapboard though which must be why I think of it as “outdoorsy”! Good question!