Cut up your laminate sheets and create these 5 stylish wood-inspired looks!

Posted by Lamitak on Apr 26, 2018 10:50:12 AM

A sheet of laminate which typically measures 4ft by 8ft (120cm by 240cm) is great for creating a striking design feature on a wall in your home. You’ll be able to fully appreciate the beauty, of say, a large-format wood-inspired design that runs across the full laminate sheet if it is used in its entirety. However there is more than one way to apply laminates! As they come in thin sheets of just 0.7mm to 1mm-thick, they can be easily cut into different shapes and applied in the same way as the full sheet. Doing this opens up many more exciting decorative possibilities for laminates! For a start, consider these five eye-catching ways to use wood-inspired laminates.

Idea 1: Colour Blocking

Luuk Oak Giethoorn WYA 1277E (on left wall), Belize SCX 1171D and Jiro Shizuoka Oak WY 4253X (on right wall)

Featured laminate:Luuk Oak Giethoorn WYA 1277E (on left wall)
Belize SCX 1171D and Jiro Shizuoka Oak WY 4253X (on right wall)
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Alternate blocks of colour and woodgrain to create an impactful surface design. This is a fantastic idea to try if you are planning to build a tall cabinet – clad each door and drawer of your cabinet with different designs (solid colours on some and woodgrains on others), and you’ve got a colour-blocked surface.

 

Idea 2: Vertical Strips

Bella Seville Walnut WY 4224D     Featured laminate: Bella Seville Walnut WY 4224D
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This whitewashed wood-inspired laminate already has great appeal. However cutting it into long vertical strips makes it resemble timber planks, and visually elongates your wall so your ceiling appears higher. Just remember this: if you’re planning to mount the laminate on a wall, attach it to a plywood board first and not directly to the wall. This is because wall surfaces are usually uneven and laminates can only be securely affixed to completely flat surfaces.

 

Idea 3: Smart Grids

  Hazel Avant Oak WY 4242XFeatured laminate: Hazel Avant Oak WY 4242X
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

Extending from the previous idea of vertical planks that run from floor to ceiling, this pattern cuts the planks into shorter strips, and lays them side-by-side to form a smart grid pattern with a sophisticated look.

 

Idea 4: Horizontal Strips

Haru Aomori Beech WY 1280D    Featured laminate: Haru Aomori Beech WY 1280D
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

Cut your laminate sheet into long horizontal strips, and this will visually stretch your wall, making it look wider. They also give your interiors the look of a rustic (or minimalist) log cabin!

 

Idea 5: Staggered Horizontal Strips

Liam Oak Giethoorn WYA 1279E    Featured laminate: Liam Oak Giethoorn WYA 1279E
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

One laminate sheet won’t be enough to cover this entire wall without joint lines. So this dark wood-inspired laminate has been cut into shorter strips and laid in a staggered but uniform pattern that creates greater visual impact as well.

Visit the Lamitak Studio to get more design inspiration for your walls at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61 Singapore 338729. For more information, contact the studio at 6592-5200 and studio@lamitak.com; or drop by during the opening hours below

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