What Are Fluted Wall Panels & When to Use Them

Written by Milan Jara on 13th Oct 2022

Fluted Wall Panels

Want to elevate your room’s appearance or redecorate a commercial space? Fluted wall panels can quickly transform any space to create a wow factor.

Do you want to make your house appear more impressive, grander, or just somehow better? If so, you may want to consider adding fluted wall panels. This wall panel style is the perfect solution. They can enhance your home's overall appearance and enhance your existing features. We discuss what they are and how they can improve your home.

Another benefit is that these panels are easy to install. However, before installation, you need to determine its location and the pattern of the wall panels.

Why Select a Fluted Wall Panel?

When it comes to interior design, there are a wide array of materials available. Different materials will incorporate different design elements into your home. People use fluted wall panels since they provide a special three-dimensional design effect. Furthermore, the superiority of the material can enhance your indoor life.


Busy designs can detract from the overall appearance of a room. They create a sense of being overwhelmed, making the space feel off. Fluted wall panels can benefit areas that require either some redecorating or upgrading. They can be used as a feature wall to draw attention to a specific area or as part of a background.

In large areas, you can incorporate fluted wall panels to divide the space into smaller areas or sections. This makes the space appear cozier and less formal. It will be more inviting to both family and friends.


Our fluted wall panels use high-density urethane and closely mimic the appearance of wood and traditional plaster designs. However, they are significantly lighter, making installation straightforward. The benefits of urethane fluted wall panels are:

  • Detail and durability
  • Lightweight
  • Factory primed and ready for a faux finish or paint
  • Can be used for exterior or interior applications
  • Can be easily screwed, glued, drilled, or cut with minimal effort
  • Complements baseboards, crown molding, wainscot paneling, coffered ceilings, and door and window trim

When and Where to Use Fluted Wall Panels

You can use fluted wall panels in different areas of the home. They commonly incorporate a relaxing, comfortable feeling in the house.

Dining Room

Feature walls are not uncommon in a dining room area. Adding a feature wall creates depth and can define a space instead of generating a sterile, formal space for eating. If you want to add personality to this area, consider using fluted wall panels instead of just repainting the walls or hanging a picture.

They can be used as a feature wall to quickly change a space, or you can use them to draw attention to an area. The panels can draw attention to sideboards, lights, kitchen cabinetry, or decorative elements, creating a focal point in the room.

Hotel Dining

You can also incorporate them as a backdrop while generating a noticeable stir in your dining room. Slated patterned panels in colors like light gray or blue can quickly enhance your design. You can also incorporate white or beige fluted panels to generate an elegant atmosphere.


By placing a decorative fluted panel behind your bed, you can bring a more casual appearance to your bedroom with a less intense appearance, turning your bedroom into a relaxing place to fall asleep.


Bedrooms shouldn’t be buried with too many decorations or colors. Busy designs may make falling asleep challenging. For a bedroom, you need simple patterns in neutral colors to help attain a balanced, calm look conducive to relaxation.

Fluted wall panels can create a decorative headboard, fill spaces between windows, or be incorporated to frame windows.

Living Room

Living Room

Fluted wall paneling works well in framing a living room window. It provides the perfect statement in this area. To further enhance your look, consider using it to frame things like an entertainment area, a couch, or decorative items. You can also incorporate them to designate different areas in the space, thus breaking it up into sections, which is useful for large areas.

An example would be placing the fluted panels behind a workstation or on the other end of your living area. We recommend using neutral colors for the paneling so that they can draw attention to a focal point or a designated area without creating busyness and ensuring the panels won’t clash with your existing décor.

Recreation Room

At the end of the day, you come home to relax. Surrounding yourself in a room with too many decorations or bright, bold colors may not be as appealing when you get home after a long day. You can add fluted panels to a reading area, den, or other relaxing areas in the house to provide a decorative element that won’t be intrusive.

You can add vertical panels behind a large living room painting or your favorite comfy reading chair. They generate interest in the space by providing texture and depth, separating these “relaxing areas” of the home. Furthermore, fluted panels don’t generate busyness in areas that are meant to be relaxing and peaceful.

For Commercial Purposes

Fluted wall panels can create a feature wall for reception areas. Many businesses use them to separate main lobbies from waiting areas. When placed behind a reception desk, it provides a more modern look and can show visitors where the lobby is.

Reception Desk

These panels provide texture and color without taking away from the professionalism of an office.

Added to an elevator, they can make the doors stand out. Mix them with white marble walls and brown accents for a more elegant look.


Fluted wall panels have several applications in either a home or office setting. They are perfect for elevating the look of a space and creating a more inviting atmosphere. It will depend entirely on the individual to decide where it will look best in each area.

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