Rustica Light Accent section
March 26, 2020

At DRVA Wood Co, we’re proud of our glue and stick wood wall product. It’s easy, convenient, and looks just as good as other complicated methods of creating wood accent walls or other similar looks. The sheer amount of options that being able to simply apply wood paneling using our eco-bond adhesive offers you is sure to leave you with another problem: the burden of choice!

Where to Start First?

Many people first see how brilliantly simple yet elegant a wood accent wall can look. This is typically what inspires many people to seek out their own DIY home woodworking projects. With DRVA Wood products, we let you take the work out of woodworking, all that’s left is the fun part.

However, it’s best not to get carried away and cover your entire home in something like Newcastle Rustica or Vintage Barnboard—although we’d certainly appreciate your generous patronage!

A Wide Wall

Cascade-Tigerwood accent piece

Typically, modern homes have sleek and clean lines, as well as smooth features. A wood accent wall takes advantage of that by adding rustic chic and a sudden introduction of texture for a stark and contrasting look.

The best way to demonstrate this is like the picture above, pick a wall with a good amount of surface area and use that as your centerpiece for your wood project. That’s not to say that other rooms can’t make use of wood paneling, but it really is the most bang for your buck approach to introducing this kind of style into your home.

Wood Accents in the Kitchen

Not everyone one has a kitchen island, not everyone wants one. But for the inconvenience they might bring to your cooking sessions they sure do add some aesthetic punch. They’re a great place to meet with the family for breakfast or to treat people in your home to some coffee, tea, or other beverages. Like in this example picture, just about any finish would look good in this spot to offer that contrast that we spoke about earlier in this post.

Wood Paneling in Home Office

DRVA Newcastle Rustica Conference room

While this picture is of a conference room, the concept applies to your home office or workstation as well. One of the great things about wood is that it brings a very earthy aesthetic to the room. When you’re working, you want to feel like you’re not stuck in a sterile space. Particularly, the combination of wood and technology (the mounted TV) offers a really interesting mix between two distant things. And that’s really what wood accents are all about, because unless you’re living in a wood cabin, you’ll be using wood paneling as a break from the modern home aesthetic. That means that where you choose to place it is very important.

Easiest Wood Wall Product Installation

Drva Home is your home for all your wood wall covering needs! Our diversity of finishes will leave you with a plethora of creative options to adorn your home with the rustic aesthetic you’ve been looking for, without all of the potential contamination and health safety risks involved with real, reclaimed wood.

For any questions you have about our wood products or installation, or your order, please contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

wood panel bedroom
September 24, 2019

Trends are an interesting phenomenon. In any given aesthetic field there is always a set of classics. Staple items that never go out of fashion, such as a great pair of indigo jeans that can be dressed up or down. Trends are a different story though, they’re highly novel choices that may come and go in popularity and one never knows what it is that makes them acceptable in one generation and unacceptable in the next. One of the latest and greatest comebacks in the home decoration world today is something we at Drva Wood Co are real pleased about. It’s wood paneling!

The Heyday of Wood Paneling

Wood paneling is something Millenials and younger may only remember through famous shows that were syndicated on television, such as The Brady Bunch, Wonder Years, and much later, That 70’s Show. It’s easy for us to look back on prior generations and not fixate too much on the details. I know when I think of what the average home in the 60s might’ve looked like, there might be a hazy image that I could put together and call it the 60s. However, when you really start to nitpick at the details and consider it, you realize that there are a few things that tend to be ubiquitous generation to generation.

For the 50’s onward and going into the ’70s, you would be hard-pressed to not find a suburban home that didn’t have wood panels in the living room and bedrooms. Heck, the trend was even so popular that many station wagons of the time sought to place wood accents on the body of the car. In my humble opinion, it was a terribly ugly occurrence that never should have been brought to the light, but hey, at least it looked good on walls, right?

The Future is Now

This wood panel trend continued on into the ’80s but started disappearing at the turn of the century and by the 1990s, many old homes had these panels ripped right off because people were not only sick of them, but they did not fit in with the increasingly popular modern/industrial style that was making its way into office and homes everywhere. The future was here, and wood panels were for hippies and flower children.

Things tend to come and go, not just fashion choices but states of mind in the public consciousness—and these inevitably inform the fashion of our times.

This is all just conjecture, but hear me out. After the industrial revolution, there was a huge fixation on new technology making its way into homes. Better automobiles, fancy kitchen appliances, the advent of television and subsequent product marketing and innovations. This led to a very future-oriented mindset in the populace, things were changing fast. Parallel that to how people feel in today’s age, from 2007-2017—a mere 10 years, we had a landslide revolution in handheld smartphone technology and all of the connectivity that goes with that. So suffocating has this become as of late, that people are already trying to find way to return to basics, to something more natural-looking.

Easy Wood Panel Installation

So, you’re telling me it’s a coincidence that wood paneling is becoming popular again? I don’t think so. Guess what else is popular these days? Everything about the ’80s; synth music, films of the era, and TV shows that emulate and pay homage to those things are out in full force and have been for a few years.

Needless to say, many people are jumping at the chance to make their sterile modern homes look a bit more rustic and chic.

Our very own Ryan O’Leary founded Drva precisely for this reason. He wanted to use wood paneling in a home project and quickly found himself frustrated with the options. And like many great products, Drva Wood was born from those frustrations and a lack of any good options.

Drva’s New Vintage Wood is the easiest way to install wood paneling into your home. You simply obtain the panels and use Bond-All Professional Grade Eco-Adhesive, it’s an incredibly strong adhesive that is FDA approved and 100% safe for interior use.

Contact us here to beautify your home with New Vintage Wood paneling!