Interesting Wood Patterns on Floors and Walls

Now that the playroom is finished, I’ve turned my attention to my sad little office. Right now, it’s the place where everything that doesn’t have a home goes to die. I seriously climb over ladders, random toys and boxes of other assorted junk to get to my computer. One day, I may not make it out of there alive.

I’m determined to turn the office into a place that I enjoy spending time. It’s the smallest bedroom in the house, so I have to think longer and harder than usual on every element that goes into the room.

Instead of doing a crazy paint treatment in there like I’ve done in every other room, I have decided to do a fun wood treatment. I’ve always loved wood floors with a great pattern to them, so I figured I could do something similarly interesting on the walls.

I’ll be creating my focal wall over the next week (okay, probably longer than that because we all know how slow I work), so I thought I’d share you some great wood pattern inspiration shots that I’ve collected. The vision for my wooden focal wall is different than these patterns, but I think it’s going to look just as cool.

Exquisite Surfaces

Exquisite Surfaces

Design Sponge

Exquisite Surfaces

Just a Girl

Design Sponge

I’m not traditionally an all wood furniture gal since I am drawn to bright colors, but I do think wood tones can add a lot of warmth to a room.  I’m hoping that my focal wall will give some needed “oomph” to my little space.

What do you think?  Have you seen some cool wood patterns that I should check out?

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About Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard is a former college mascot turned political geek turned DIY fanatic who is conspiring to live in a Technicolor dream world. Her designs are bold and graphic, while her spirit is fun and full of color. Lindsay chronicles her projects and design ideas here at Makely, where she shares daily tutorials and inspiration. Lindsay lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband (Tom), children (Zack and Emma) and dogs (Jack and Duke).


  1. Joanne B. says:

    Hmm… My guess is- you’ll go for a chevron design but have the individual plank pieces in various colors of paint and/or stain. Those inspiration photos were lovely and anything you do will have your individual stamp on it and it will be wonderful! There is nothing like the look, the feel, (the creaks under your feet) of a wood floor and I can’t wait to see how you get that look and feel to your walls!

  2. Billy Doyle says:

    Some of these really aren’t my style, but the one right above this (Design Sponge) is very cool. It looks really “raised” though…I feel like I would be tripping a lot lol.

    Great post! I truly didn’t know people were doing this.