Rustic Farmhouse. To achieve this look, use tongue-and-groove panelling. The term refers to the way the boards are cut: Each plank has a grooved side and an edge side, which snap together for a uniform finish.
Why we love it: Installed in horizontal strips, it has a relaxed, country style. It goes a long way toward lending a rough-hewn quality.
Tailored Modern. Apply strips of trim to existing drywall to create a classic grid or opt for thinner, more decorative panel moulding to form rectangular picture frames befitting a Parisian pied-à-terre.
Why we love it: Straightforward enough for the weekend DIYer, applied panelling instantly makes your room stylish and dramatic.
Formal Elegance. This time-honoured method of moulding involves an intricate intersection of frames and panels. Recessed or raised panelling is best left to an experienced contractor.
Why we love it: Traditional and sophisticated, this look adds an air of grandness to any space.
Beachy Casual. Use beadboard — vertical rows of narrow wood planks indented with a small ridge — to get this look. It is most often sold as long sheets for quick installation.
Why we love it: It’s an easy way to give your home a cottage feel. Try it in a bathroom or kitchen, instead of tile.