Not just for transforming the exterior of your home, cladding has a lot to offer on the inside, too. From timber to stone, take a look at these stylish and design-led examples.

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Cladding is often associated with the exterior of a property, however don't underestimate the power of interior cladding or panelling inside your home. Take a look at some impressive and inspiring examples below. 

Timber framing

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Image: Jonathan Tuckey Design

The rich grain pattern of this bespoke panelling creates a sense of intimacy in this cosy dining area. The timber framing has been designed to line up beautifully with the coffered-style ceiling. An experienced joiner would be able to create a similar installation as part of a retrofit.

Cork wall covering

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Image: Wicanders

Cork is a sustainable and moisture-resistant material with a range of uses. Composed of a thick cork-backing layer with a stone-effect veneer on top, this wallcovering is a natural sound-absorber, reducing noise pollution from room to room and within the same space.

Quartz shower enclosure

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Image: Caesarstone

Lend a walk-in shower an element of luxury by covering the walls with quartz slabs. These have a rough concrete finish, are non-porous, and heat-and-stain resistant. Include brass fittings and a timber floor for a spa-style opulence.

Solid oak planks

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Image: Dinesen

A central glass-walled atrium spans three floors in this house, designed by Studio David Thulstrup. In keeping with the leafy garden views, the corner pillars are clad in wide, solid-oak planks. They also provide a pleasing contrast with the industrial-style concrete floor and perforated black steel staircase.

Geometric timber cladding

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A collaboration between interior designer Tetiana Lukianets and a carpenter led to this show-stopping bedroom wall, formed from timber strips that have been laid in place to create interlocking geometric shapes.

Reclaimed pine

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Image: Bert & May

Cladding walls in reclaimed pine has given this bathroom the look of a cosy cabin. The variations in tone, texture and wear of reused timber provide character that can turn a bland space into a one with depth and rustic charm.


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