Love the aesthetic of fluted wood decor but don’t want to pay a huge price? Here are a ton of DIY Fluted Wood Decor project ideas to inspire you!
Fluted wood decor is definitely having a moment in home decor – it’s popping up everywhere!
The popularity of this textured wood look has aligned with an overall push towards simpler color schemes and lots of texture.
And I totally get it – plain, smooth wood can feel flat. It’s fun to experiment with trim and patterns to add a little visual interest to your furniture pieces.
Today we want to chat about fluted paneling and share how you can add fluted details to projects in your home!
What is Fluting?
Fluting is a decorative technique that involves carving shallow, elongated channels or grooves into a surface, typically wood.
Historically, fluted patterns were used in classical architecture, particularly in ancient Greece and Rome. Columns in iconic structures like the Parthenon and the Roman Colosseum often had fluted designs.
Traditionally, craftsmen would meticulously carve flutes by hand using chisels, showcasing remarkable skill and precision.
Fluted accents on walls, furniture, and home accessories have become popular choices, merging classic aesthetics with contemporary sensibilities.
Typically, these looks are achieved using trim and paneling instead of being hand carved. You can use simple materials to get the look yourself – no chisel required!
Materials for Fluted Wood Decor Projects
There are a few ways to hack the fluted wood look in your home. Here are some ideas:
- Use dowels – typically 1/4″ diameter – glued into place
- Glue or nail half round molding to your wood surface
- Hang wood slats with small gaps in between to give a fluted wall panel look
The best way to decide on which look is best for you, is to consider price. Measure your space, do the math to determine how many piece you will need, and determine which is the best fit for your budget!
DIY Fluted Wood Decor Ideas
Here are some fabulous fluted wood decor step by step tutorials to inspire you!
Before you go…
Once you’ve landed on your fluted woodworking project, you’ll want to pick out the perfect wood stain! Check out our top 10 wood stains sampled on 5 types of wood to see which might be the perfect wood stain for your project!
Hello, I’m Morgan, half of the creative force behind CharlestonCrafted.com! With a passion for DIY that dates back to 2012, I’ve transformed three homes and now I’m dedicated to helping others craft their dream spaces. Let’s turn your house into a home together!