10 Amazing Wood Panel/Ship-lap Nursery Ideas

Wood panel nursery ideas

One of the biggest trends in nurseries right now is wood paneling. Usually one large accent wall is chosen and covered with wooden planks. They can be stained or painted to match the nursery and can provide a number of looks from rustic to modern. It's a great way to add loads of personality to your nursery. 

1. Industrial Blue, Grey and Brown

I love the industrial feel of this nursery. The rustic wood paneling in shades of blue, grey and brown, makes such a great focal wall. I'm obsessed with the hanging light and the industrial looking letters. 

2. Chevron Panels Painted White

The white chevron/herringbone pattern of this wall would be a bit tricky to do, but the final look is amazing and totally worth it. The pattern is subtle, but still gives lots of visual interest to the room. 

3. Dramatic Natural Wood Paneling

This room has so much drama! I love it. The wood was stained a natural color and combined with the marquee lights, large chandelier and velvet furniture, it is a gorgeous space. I absolutely love the big animal plush that give the room a sort of elegant safari feel.

4. Elegant Metallic Painted Panels

The metallic glaze used on this panel wall is an awesome variation on the theme. It has a luxe feel and gives lots of visual interest to the wall. I love this look with the white faux fur and metallic accents. 

5. Rustic Barn Board Look

This wood wall pulls together a woodland themed nursery perfectly. It is stained in a dark walnut color and looks great with the pops of green and orange in the decor. 

6. Modern Navy and Grey

The navy and grey tones in this wall give the panels a cleaner and more modern look. I love how much the wood grain stands out on this wall. 

7. Bleached Wood Boho Chic

This wall has a sun bleached wood look to it that I love. It looks like it is a a very watered down white paint washed over natural wood.  The flowers and deer head are the perfect touch. 

8. Distressed Reclaimed Wood

This wall is very similar to number 5, but this one has a variation of stains. It gives it a more rustic and distressed look. Number 5 has all the boards in the same tone. This one has more of a 'reclaimed wood' look. 

9. Weathered Grey Industrial Look

This wall may be my favorite. I love how rustic it is especially with the industrial look letters. In combination with the neutral furniture and accessories, it is perfect!

10. Whitewashed Neutral Woodland

This is an adorable neutral nursery and the white washing on the paneling is perfect for giving an interesting/rustic look but still keeping it neutral. This room would be adorable for a boy or a girl. 

Here is a DIY video in case you are interested in creating this look in your child's nursery. You can see the stained version and watch to the end to see the whitewashed version.