We are used to seeing wood-paneled walls and ceilings in chalets, cabins or cottages. Given the extraordinary thermal properties of wood, this type of solution is obviously quite common for mountain homes, located in areas where very cold temperatures are reached. In recent years, however, boiserie has also become increasingly popular in city homes. The reason for this popularity lies in the fact that this type of wall decoration manages to give character and refinement to every room of the house, while turning walls, from mere partitions, into elements of continuity of the various environments. In addition to giving a strong design accent, this use of parquet is extremely functional: placed on the walls or ceiling, it can in help hide wires or pipes and create a visual effect of lengthening even in smaller spaces.
Boiserie: parquet’s unique style at the service of design
By the time you face the choice of boiserie, you must already have a clear idea of the style adopted for your home. Only by having a precise vision of the appearance you want to give to your home you will avoid the environments from being disharmonious, managing to enhance even the most anonymous spaces. The wide choice of essences, colors and surface finishes of the parquet will then allow you to choose from infinite possibilities, so as to find the solution that best responds to the style chosen for the various environments. Not only antique or classic, therefore, the boiserie is able to match even the most contemporary furnishings.
Why choose the boiserie
The style of the walls is often overlooked when renovating a home, yet a simple covering with wallpaper, tiles or boiserie definitely characterises. Of all the options, the boiserie remains the most practical choice: in addition to the aforementioned thermal and acoustic properties, wooden panels do not require particular maintenance and are ideal for non-linear substrates or non-square walls. Thanks to the innovative production techniques, wood coverings are also customizable; the boiserie can be made with ad hoc shapes, with horizontal, vertical or diagonal planks. And more of the same with the color of the wood. Before deciding on the most suitable type of wood, it is advisable to consider the style of the furniture and type of environment in which you want to intervene: in the kitchen you have different functional needs from those you have, say, in a study. Opting for a wood cladding of the walls is therefore useful to give character and uniqueness to the house, to make it more efficient both energetically and acoustically and to give a touch of class to the rooms.