Interior cladding

6 inspiring interior cladding designs

Cladding or panelling can transform the look of a home

By Becca Green |

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 interior cladding examples.

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.

1. Timber framing

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.

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Photo: Jonathan Tuckey Design

2. Cork wall covering

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.

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Photo: Wicanders

3. Quartz shower enclosure

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.

Photo: Caeserstone

4. Solid oak planks

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.

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Photo: Dinesen

5. Geometric timber cladding

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.

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Photo: Flexform

6. Reclaimed pine

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 one with depth and rustic charm.

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Photo: Bert & May