Reclaimed wood panelling seems to be cladding all the best walls in London.  I’ve certainly noticed this trend in eateries and shops I’ve visited recently in the capital.  I love the texture and beauty of reclaimed wood.  It really does give a room design such a cosy, rustic feel.  So let’s look at reclaimed wood panelling in situ to give you some creative ideas.

Reclaimed wood – view trend examples

Eatery and Bar, The Elk in the Woods in Camden Passage, features a whole wall clad in reclaimed wood.  They’ve gone for a hunting lodge interior design feel by adorning the wall with animal trophy heads.

reclaimed wood walls, The Elk in the Woods

Reclaimed Wood – The Elk in the Woods

Eatery and shop, Maison Trois Garcons in Redchurch Street, feature a wall clad in reclaimed wood which is adorned with a heart shaped neon light.

Reclaimed wood wall, Maison Trois Garcons

Reclaimed Wood – Maison Trois Garcon

Vivo, a new Italian café on Upper Street, has used reclaimed wood on the wall behind the food counter to give the space a rustic feel.

Reclaimed wood walls, Vivo

Reclaimed Wood – Vivo

Pho, the Vietnamese eatery on Upper Street, has used a white washed reclaimed wood which joins in different directions to create interest.

Reclaimed wood wall, Pho

Reclaimed wood – Pho

West Elm, the interiors shop on Tottenham Court Road, has created a mini room set in-store using rustic wooden planks.

West Elm

Reclaimed Wood – West Elm

Reclaimed wood – DIY ideas

You’ll notice that the wooden planks look amazing whether hung vertically or horizontally or a combination of the two.  There’s no need for any straight edges here so it’s a material which is quite easy to adorn your walls with.  Here’s a picture of the stair case at Tinder Box, the espresso emporium in Islington. They’ve used different lengths of planks which looks pretty funky I must say.

Tinder Box

Wood Panelling – Tinder Box

As far as DIY decorating ideas go, this interior design trend is something you can achieve easily at home.  It’s a great way to cosy up a room, especially if you have a wall which needs re-plastering.  Besides, you’ll have fun recycling pieces of reclaimed wood you find in your garage or a neighbour’s skip.  You can then transform your home into a chic cabin, handsome hunting lodge or wonderful woodland retreat.  I prefer the feature wall look rather than a whole room clad with wood but it’s up to you how far you want to go!

Reclaimed wood – DIY cheats

If you love this look but really don’t want to get down and dirty don’t fret because you’re in luck.  You can find plenty of reclaimed wood effect wallpapers on the market.

Author: Homegirl London. Photography: Homegirl London.