22nd February 2024

How To Choose The Right Slat Wall For Your Space

Slat walls have become a major design trend, adding warmth, texture, and visual interest to any room. But with so many options available, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming.

But fear not – we’ve put together a short guide to navigating the world of slat walls and creating a space that reflects your unique style.

Before diving into aesthetics, ask yourself: what do you want to achieve with your slat wall? Are you looking to add a modern touch or a rustic vibe? Are you wanting to create a bold feature wall?

Other features you may want to consider include:


  • Soundproofing: Consider thicker panels with high NRC ratings for optimal absorption, such as wood or MDF.

  • Style Statement: Explore different materials, colours, and finishes to match your desired vibe. Darker wood offers a sleek modern look, while lighter options exude rustic charm.

  • Storage Solution: Opt for slat walls with integrated shelves or hooks to display books, plants, or other items.


Knowing your purpose before you start with the handiwork will help narrow down your options and ensure the chosen slat wall complements both form and function.

Knowing the location of where you want your slat walls to go is also crucial. If they’re going outdoors, in a bathroom or kitchen, or just anywhere else that they may be prone to moisture - the material you choose is extremely important to keep your panels looking great for a long time.

Slat walls come in various materials, each with its own advantages:


  • Wood: Classic and warm, available in various natural tones and stains. Consider wood type, durability, and maintenance needs.

  • MDF: Affordable and versatile, can be painted or stained to match your decor. Be mindful of potential moisture sensitivity.

  • PVC: Lightweight and water-resistant, ideal for humid spaces like bathrooms. Explore various finishes and textures.


Stuck on which would be best for your project? The Wall Exchange team will be happy to help! Get in touch.

Another benefit of slat wall panels is how DIY-friendly they are - allowing them to be very easily customised! Get creative and play around with these elements to create your desired look:


  • Orientation: Vertical slats elongate the space, while horizontal ones add width.

  • Slat Width & Spacing: Narrow slats are modern, while wider ones are rustic. Spacing affects light and visual weight.

  • Colour & Finish: Light colours brighten the space, while dark ones add drama. Consider painted, stained, or natural finishes.


Still stuck on which option to go for?

We’d be happy to help!

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