Two tips for those who want to add decorative cladding to their home interiors

If you want to add some cladding to the internal walls or ceilings in your home, you might be interested in the suggestions provided below.

Take the aesthetic of your furniture into consideration when picking out the cladding

If you have some high-quality furniture in the rooms where the decorative cladding will be fitted and you intend to keep this furniture in these rooms for the foreseeable future, then you should try to ensure that the cladding you buy complements the aesthetic of this furniture. If you don't, you might find that after you fit the cladding, the furniture no longer looks like it belongs in those rooms in which case you might need to move it to another part of the house.

For example, if you have a couple of white wicker chairs, you might want to get some distressed wooden cladding and paint it white. Not only will the colour and the material be similar, but the distressed look of the cladding will give the room the same old farmhouse-feel that the wicker furniture does. Similarly, if you have a coffee or dining table with a slate tabletop, then you could opt for either slate wall cladding or cladding made from some other stone that will complement this furniture's most striking feature.

Get the cladding fitted by an expert

You must ensure that any decorative cladding you buy is installed by an expert. The reason for this is that if you make a mistake when putting up the cladding it might end up falling off if, for example, you do not prep the ceiling or wall surface correctly, if you do not use the correct amount of adhesive or if you forget to put adhesive on some parts of the cladding.

This could result in the following issues like the cladding injuring those who are in the room when it falls off particularly if it falls off a high ceiling and lands on people's heads. The breaking away of the cladding could also lead to the cladding itself being ruined, in which case you would have to buy more of this material. Furthermore, if it falls onto any delicate pieces of furniture, like a glass-top table or an antique rocking chair, it could destroy them or leave them in need of very expensive repairs. As such, given the possible safety-related and financial risks of doing it yourself, getting an expert to fit the cladding would be the most sensible approach.