Dimensional Wall Treatments

By Kate Riley June 13, 2016

Yesterday I toured some model homes in my area, I love to pop in to model homes to see how they’re styled and decorated. The one thing that struck me in one of the homes (first image below) was the two story grid wall treatment that greeted you upon entry (it was also present in the formal dining room).

So often we look to paint or wallpaper to make a statement, but there is also this option of a wall treatment beyond the basic plank wall to add dimensional pattern.

 grid white wall treatment


The sky’s the limit when it comes to this kind of wall treatment, create symmetrical geometric patterns in any dimensions you envision with various sizes of wood trim.

 wide plank dimensional accent wall

cvg architects

 square wall treatment

tina marie interior design

 dark brown wall treatment

spaciz design studio

 geometric wall treatment

burnham design

 wall paneling

von fitz design

Below are a few examples of stripes created with planks or trim, the first wrapped in a metallic fabric, the others demonstrating how thin strips of wood trim create a raised stripe, one painted and vertical, the other stained and horizontal.

 dimensional stripe wall treatment


 dimensional vertical stripe

john david Edison

 dimensional wood stripe wall

s2 architects

This version is similar to a classic board and batten treatment with the battens continuing all the way up the ceiling.

 tall dimensional striped wall treatment

sv design


Think beyond stripes and squares with angles, hexagons, and less predictable patterns!

 hexagon wall treatment

hammond design

 angled wall treatment

polished habitat

 angled dimensional wall treatment

haute living

 graphic geometric wall treatment


3D wall panels are also available in more intricate designs, find all sorts of companies and products with a simple search online.


  1. Awww I like this!! I might try something like this in my new house!!

    Rachael xoxo

  2. I am so so obsessed with these walls! I was planning on doing something like this to my bedroom wall, but since we aren’t sure how long we will stay we decided against it. However next home I am DEFINITELY doing this for a bedroom or dining room. I particularly love the grey one and random white lines.


    • Did you write about your wall Melissa? If love to see the post on how you pulled that off!

  3. I love the clean, modern look of most of these and especially love the one that Melissa did in her master bedroom but what gives me pause is ….dust! I really don’t want to have to dust my walls!

  4. Hmmm. While visually very interesting, I’m wondering if they have added ‘dust the walls’ to the household cleaning list?

  5. My first thought upon looking at these stunning walls was….DUST. They look fabulous, but I don’t want to be the one dusting them.

  6. Wow these are all so fabulously styled! I can’t wait to try some of these ideas in my house

  7. I echo Ann’s thoughts. The first thing I thought after thinking the entry wall looked nice was what dust collectors!

  8. Love these…basically this is the modern take on chair rails and wainscoting…very cool.

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