Wall Panel Design Trends 2022

Wall panel trends

7 Wall Panel Trends to Add Character to Your Space

Panels are a great way to add texture, dimension, and visual interest to any space. There are many different styles and sizes of panels out there, so finding the right panel type for your project can be tricky.

After installing the panels, you’ll want to finish off the wall with paint, wallpaper, or something similar. Wallpaper is a popular choice for adding color and pattern to walls, while paint is a good alternative if you prefer a cleaner look. Whatever you choose, make sure it complements the rest of the room’s design.

Wall Paneling, not only make your living spaces more charming, but they have other benefits too.

1. Create Extra Storage

You might want to add some shelving to your home office, but you can use wall panels to create additional storage space. If you’ve got a spare room, you could put some panels in there to store books, board games and more.

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@nrg_painting | Product : Inspire Series by Brenlo

2. Add a Touch of Style

Wall panels are a great way to give your home a fresh feel. They’re particularly effective in living rooms, where they can be used to create a stylish feature wall. Wall Panels are a great way to give an enhancing spacious look within the existing boundaries. This definitely is a guaranteed way to prompt interest in the added details.

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@jessicamcgouran | Product :Inspire Series by Brenlo

3. Protect Artwork

Artwork is beautiful, but it’s also vulnerable. Wall panels provide a protective barrier, helping to protect your artworks from harm.

Paneling is a type of wall covering applied directly to drywall or plasterboard. The panels are designed to fit over existing surfaces and provide a smooth surface for painting. It comes in various styles and finishes, from plain white to decorative patterns.

Such experimentation allows mixing up the art with an aligned wall flow. It adds to the element of surprise and is sure to become a talking point in any living space.


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@robynclarkeco | Product : Trim by Brenlo

4. Staircase

Staircases have become the most sort after opportunity to create an aesthetically pleasing unique space.

Staircase paneling not only adds to the character but also brings an architectural look to the hallway that connects the whole house. 

The trending fluted wall paneling gives a 3D feel with moody hues with natural wood tones. So, if one wants to add depth and natural texture, staircases can be an opportunity that can curate an amazing feel-good factor that you are chasing for.


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Inspire Series by Brenlo

This ‘work-in-progress’ staircase wall paneling is curated using inspire Series by Brenlo.

Inspire Series by Brenlo
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Inspire Series by Brenlo

5. Fireplace

Fireplaces are no more confined to just premium and luxury spaces. They are now more popular than ever. a great addition to any home. They not only warm up a room but also have the ability to transform the space by adding distinct character and style.  One can create a custom fabricated look around the fireplace to ensure an authentic and elegant visual effect. Watch out for the inclusive architectural elements that can be fused together and add to ultimate warmth and comfort. 

Don’t forget to prioritize and focus on the right color tones that go well with the entire space and add to the unique accent that one is looking for.

__brickxbrick | Product : Inspire Series by Brenlo

6. Featured Wall

Feature walls can not go wrong. Period. With the potential to immediately uplift the vibes and personality of the whole space, the Featured wall is going to stay a long-term trend across the globe.

Whether you are looking for a renovation to flip the property or you are curating your own dream house, a featured wall is the way to go! Typically, this wall stands out and grabs attention. However, you can choose to blend colors, textures, and tones and still create the impact that you are seeking.

Undoubtedly, the trending wall paneling can transform a boring space into an exciting one.

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iamjustinbock | Product : Inspire Series by Brenlo

7. Wainscoting

Wainscoting is increasingly becoming popular in contemporary living spaces. Besides, Adding texture and architectural elements to your space, Wainscoting offers other benefits too.

Here are some of them:

  • Aesthetics – Wainscoting adds style and beauty to any room. You can choose from different colors and patterns to match your decor.

  •  Durability – Wainscoting is made out of solid hardwood boards. These boards are extremely durable and won’t warp or rot.

  • Easy Installation – Installing wainscoting is relatively simple. All you need is a hammer, nails, screws, and paint.

  • Low Maintenance – Wainscoting doesn’t require much maintenance. Just wipe down the surface periodically with a damp cloth.

  • Versatile – Wainscoting can be used in almost any room in your house. You can use it in the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, dining room, laundry room, etc.

  • Cost Effective – Wainscoting comes at a low cost compared to other types of flooring. You can get it at a discount if you buy it in bulk.


Trim and Moulding by Brenlo
Trim and Moulding by Brenlo
Trim and Moulding by Brenlo

Brenlo has been a leading supplier of Door, trim, and mouldings for the last three decades. With its own manufacturing capabilities, Brenlo is able to deliver beyond expectations. Here is the full catalogue of a list of product offerings.

Below is the most trending Inspire Series launched by Brenlo. Click on the pictures to view CAD drawings and visit our project gallery for some inspiration.

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Lumber Prices 2022 : Whats’ the Reality?

Lumber Prices

Overview : Lumber Prices

Over the last two years, we have seen a constantly changing economic dynamics and distressed markets. The disrupted equilibrium of demand and supply has impacted multiple industries. The lumber industry was visibly affected by skyrocketing prices pinning holes in customers’ pockets.

We are hoping to slowly pace back to our normalcy. However, as history suggests, deep economic crises often leave trailing scars that take time to recover.

The vacuum created between demand and supply can take another couple of months to fill. Recent headlines suggesting the drop-in prices seem to be far from reality, and here is why?

The situation is still volatile, and there are already concerns over an upcoming global economic recession.


We are at the highest inflation point in the last three decades.

The current inflation surpasses the highest mark in recent history and is over 7.7% for Canada and 8.6% for the USA. Let’s understand what inflation can do to our economy?


The current inflation surpasses the highest mark in recent history and is over 7.7% for Canada and 8.6% for the USA. Let’s understand what inflation can do to our economy?


Transportation Costs

• As a result of the shortage, Gas charges have gone significantly up, The increased fuel prices result from inflation and multiple sanctions put on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. 

Currently, the average gas price in Canada is around $2.04/liter. It was around $1.29/liter during the same time, last year.

As a matter of fact, Gasoline Prices in Canada averaged 0.96 USD/Liter from 1992 until 2022,

• Fuel demand continues to increase as people venture outdoors to enjoy warm summer. Thus, the prices are predicted to go up because of the short gas supply. 

• There are delays and backlogs with Rail, Marine, and Trucks, forcing lumber and pulp companies to slow down production and exports.

Canada Lumber prices

Ultimately, the whole supply chain continues to suffer.

Disbalanced Demand & Supply – After Effects

Sawmills are still unable to keep up with the demand. The industry is troubled by labor shortages. If the increasing housing start data is compared, sawmills’ output is significantly behind.

Other issues not letting the prices stabilize include, ongoing supply chain disruptions and tariffs on Canadian lumber imports.

In our earlier newsletters, we outlined essential aspects of the economic outlook and soaring prices, which you can also read here. 

The ongoing media headlines suggest a reference for soft lumber pricing, which seems to stabilize temporarily, but hard lumber corrected pricing is like a distant dream.

There is still a huge shortage going for specialty hardwood species such as White Oak, Walnut Oak, American Poplar, and more.


BRENLO'S Response

We are taking a proactive approach and keeping up with the following measures to make sure our customers are happy.

• We are working hard in preparing ourselves to absorb maximum disruptions across the supply chain, allowing us to pass on only the minimal effects to our clients.
• Despite the ongoing challenges with the supply chain, we are closely working with our suppliers to retain a strong inventory position and ensure our product quality is maintained at each level.
• With our manufacturing capabilities, we are continuing to push back and work on bringing down the lead times and supporting our customers.
We would love to hear back from you.

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