We created a posh wall panel in seconds using a sneaky stick-on hack – everyone is convinced it’s real wood

WANT a panel wall at home but can’t be bothered with the effort?

A couple revealed how they made one in seconds using “genius” stick-on wallpaper. 

TikTok user @littlehouseinlondon showed how they transformed their bedroom from having a bland wall to featuring mauve-coloured “panelling”.

They wrote: “Panelling hack! Yes, it’s wallpaper. 

“So easy to change if I get bored.”

They said you can pick up your own version by searching on Google for “Panelling Wallpaper”.

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However, their design was from ilovewallpaper.co.uk and was the “Contemporary Blush Panelling” design.

All they had to do was stick it to the wall and voila – the job was done in no time at all.

Many people were highly impressed at the panelling hack.

One said: “That looks so real like actual panelling! Looks great.”

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Another added: “Genius.”

And a third commented: “I've got this on my bedroom wall too. It looks so real, I love it.”

Meanwhile, a fourth wrote: “Much better than trashing your walls with mdf planks.”

Real wall panelling may look incredibly expensive but one thrifty couple, Els and Sebs, decided to do it on their own and it cost them less than £50.

In the DIY tutorial shared on their home interiors account homeatno.2 Els starts by measuring the MDF panels she is going to use on the walls.

In a Youtube video, Els goes into more depth about the process saying: “You want to start first by measuring the width and the height of your wall.”

As the Instagram video demonstrates, Els starts with the bottom panel and uses the no nail glue along the back of the panel and holds it in place for around a minute.

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Next, do the two side panels and work your way into the middle, using the spirit level to make sure the panels are straight.

Once you’ve done this and stuck your last MDF panels on top to create a border, Els says to leave it to dry for a few hours and then use filler on either side of the panels to create joins.

Once the filler has dried you can then sand it down and use caulk to cover any small gaps.

Els says: “It’s optional but it makes it look far more seamless.”

Once you’ve again waited for it to dry, you can then add your wood primer, Els says she did two coats of this and all that is left to do is paint your panels in your desired colour.

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She says: “This is the most satisfying part as it all brings it together.”

Els said she got most of the products at B&Q but because of lockdown they were only serving four sheets of MDF a person. Els went to her local timber merchant and got all of the 9mm width MDF panels for £20 and said the whole thing cost less than £50.

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