Lining internal walls with timber panelling can be more than a passing interior trend. It is a great way to add character to a new building, create a feature wall or hide problem areas during renovations.
Vertical join is also known as tongue and groove panelling. This is a popular interior wall element in Queensland homes, but it was less common in the south. It is available at most hardware and timber yards. An experienced handyperson or builder can install it at a reasonable price.
You don’t have to use it only for walls. VJ panelling is versatile and can be used on any home surface, such as ceilings, fireplaces or wall niches. There are many VJ panelling decorating options. It is easy to add architectural depth to a house by painting it white. It can be used at the “dado” height or chair rail. This allows you to paint or wallpaper the walls above without paper the entire wall. This saves money and allows for bold patterns and colours in rooms. VJ panelling is a bold choice for a kitchen island. The contours of the tongue-and-groove design provide acoustic buffering, where smooth surfaces might not.
Vertical panelling is a great way to make larger spaces appear larger, especially with high ceilings. You can make a bold statement in smaller spaces by using textured VJ panelling to cover a surface like a kitchen island. Install it in the bedroom along the wall behind the bed to create a unique bedhead.
VJ panelling’s continued popularity may be due to its versatility. It can be used in many architectural styles from coastal to country.
Once installed, VJ panelling is immediately integrated into a space. It is economical and can be applied to any flat surface. Vertical lines can create a longer wall, giving heritage and modern homes the illusion of more height. They are also a great way of uniting different areas in an open-plan home, visually connecting a timber hallway into a kitchen/dining/living space.
VJ panelling was used in heritage homes for centuries. It is the perfect example of old meets new and the power and beauty of the interior design. VJ panels in modern buildings tie the area back into the original spaces, creating a cohesive effect that gives the illusion of always being there.