So last week I started stripping wallpaper in our bedroom, which is a loft room. It is just lining paper, but painted in a plum shade and quite dark. I just needed to get it off asap! But our actual plan for this room is to panel it with plywood. I'm really loving interiors with raw materials right now, things like concrete and bare plaster, and there's some really beautiful examples I've seen where plywood has been used. I was initially inspired by the home of Mirjam Hart which we featured in 91 Magazine S/S 16 issue, where she has panelled behind her bed, although I think this is actually what they call OSB in the trade, and is a lot rougher looking than plywood.
I LOVE this room above, and am definitely thinking that incorporating colour like this is something I'd like to do.
I love the natural patterns in the wood in the shot above and how the rawness of the wood contrasts with the pretty pink flowers and the smoothness of the marble table.
There are so many ways in which it can be used, if you didn't want full panelling, a head board, or a bedside shelf is a subtle way of introducing it.
And you can of course incorporate storage too via cupboards, drawers and shelving all made from plywood.
Oh, and I DEFINITELY want one of these in my office for my books and magazines! It looks so simple to make and such a nice way to display your favourite reading material.
I'm still at the planning / gathering ideas stage with our bedroom, but this little bit of research has certainly inspired me. What do you think of plywood as a wall covering?