Looks I Love: Fluted Plaster Walls & Wall Panels

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Fluted and reeded wall panels have become a popular trend in the interior design realm lately, and for good reason. They easily add texture, depth, and visual interest to any space and can be used in a variety of homes, from traditional to modern. Let’s take a closer look at fluted walls and how you can get the look in your home. Ready? Let’s dive in!

What Are Fluted Walls?

Fluted walls are decorative walls that feature either concave or convex grooves. The fluting texture creates narrow, concave grooves along the length of a surface. Fluting is often confused with reeding because it looks similar, however, reeded walls are made up of convex ridges.

Fluted walls are a great choice when you want to make a subtle statement, no matter if you’re going for a contemporary or traditional look. This texture has been used in architecture and design for centuries, so you can confidently add this texture to your home knowing it’s a timeless touch that will withstand the times. And bonus points, did you know that an advantage of fluted walls is that they can help reduce noise and echo. The ridged texture of the panels helps to break up sound waves, making a space feel more acoustically comfortable. Pretty cool, right?

Next, let’s take a look at how you can get this look in your home.

How to Get Fluted Walls In Your Home

You can achieve this beautiful fluted texture on your walls by one of two ways. Either by using plaster (or hiring someone who knows how to do this) or by using prefabricated wall panels. Let’s take a closer look at each of these options.

Option 1: Fluted Wall Panels

Fluted and reeded wall panels are often used as an alternative to traditional wainscoting or wallpaper, and can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plaster, and even leather. And if you have a DIY spirit, you cab purchase prefabricated wall panels and install them in your space for a quick weekend project!

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Option 2: Fluted Plaster Walls

Did you know that some of these images I included in this post are actually plaster walls?! That’s right. No wall panels here, just an extremely talented craftsman. Plaster is an ideal material for creating fluted walls because it can be easily molded and shaped to create the desired texture. Plaster is also a durable and long-lasting material that can withstand the test of time, making it a wise investment for homeowners who want to create a timeless and elegant look in their home.

Now that you know a little more about fluted walls, I thought I would share a handful of my favorite furniture pieces that feature this fluted texture! After all, I know fluted walls might not the perfect addition to everyone’s home. But, who’s to say that you can’t get this look in a less dramatic way? Like adding in a piece of furniture with this chic texture!

Fluted Furniture - Fluted plaster walls and wall panels - interior design trends and accent wall ideas - the savvy heart blog

From Top to Bottom:

Concrete & Wood Dining Table via Kathy Kuo Home | Drum Coffee Table via Kathy Kuo Home | Venice Side Table via Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams | Cloud Entryway Table via West Elm | Isla Buffet via Anthropologie

So what do you think about fluted walls after reading this post? Are you a fan like I am? I think it’s a beautiful way to incorporate some texture and depth into your space! I also love that you can achieve this look without going all in by incorporating a chic piece of furniture that has this texture.

What other trends have you been seeing that you’re crushing on? Tell me in the comments!

Until next time,


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