The word “paneling” used to be synonymous with “outdated.” It conjured up images of dark-and-dreery basements or that neglected room in your home you haven’t quite gotten around to fixing up. Overall, it’s safe to say its reputation preceded it. Not anymore though! Nowadays, clever homeowners are taking back control of the design detail and giving it a modern update through paint, pattern and even texture.
Luckily for us, we’ve been able to stand witness to this design element’s resurrection through the ingenuity of those who have shared their homes with us. We’re so in awe of the work these guys and gals have done, in fact, today we’ve rounded up 10 great examples of the power of paneling for us all to ogle over. Some of these clever renters and owners even installed the wooden look themselves. Kudos, guys and girls! Scroll down to take a look at their handiwork, and enjoy! —Garrett
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