Distressed Wood Planks on Wall Interior Decor

How to Incorporate Distressed & Unfinished Elements into Your Home’s Decor

Distressed elements like crumbling brick and worn wood bring a casual, textured look to a space and definitely fit in with the ‘outdoor-meets-indoor’ décor trend that’s happening right now. Check out these ways to incorporate antiqued & unfinished features into your home:


A wall covered in raw wood, which can be recreated with a faux bois wallpaper, works beautifully with a combination of other textures in a room, creating the “soft/hard” juxtaposition. This living room designed by Denise McGaha uses a thick grey wool on the sofa and a cork lampshade. We also love how the designer made art from a trompe l’oeil wallpaper pattern that looks like stacked books near the dining area.

Distressed Wood Planks on Wall Interior Decor Photo via Denise McGaha

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Channel the shabby-chic look by putting a wallpaper that looks like tarnished metal or peeling paint on the ceiling. Here the designer has created a full-on distressed look with a venetian plaster finish on the walls and stylishly-worn antique furniture.

Distressed finish on Ceiling Peeling Paint Interior DecorPhoto by Megan Buchanan

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ECLECTIC COOLMost of us long for exposed brick in our home at some point–it’s the epitome of NYC loft coolness. Thanks to great printing technology, we can have our cake and eat it too with wallpapers that look just like the real deal. Go for the eclectic look with distressed leather furniture and a variety of colorful prints.

Distressed Faux Exposed Brick Wall Interior Decor Living roomDesigned by Justin Coit

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Mountain lodges often have rustic touches like stone walls and peeling wood planks. Create the lodge look in your home by mixing these two elements and topping it off with an ethnic area rug & antler chandelier.

Lodge Look Distressed Wood and Stone Walls  Interior DecorPhoto via Pinterest.com

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