How to Choose 3D Wall Panels

Every corner in your room deserves a touch of personality and charm.

An accent wall done right, with thoughtful presence can transform a space. It's a statement piece that not only draws the eye but also reflects your style and flair.

The problem is, there are so many choices available, it can be so overwhelming! Out of all the decorative wall panels what should you go with? Wood, leather, greenery, concrete, brick - you're probably wondering... how do I decide?!

 (shown in Golden Oak - Euclid Maple Wooden Wall Panel by Articture)

Your Space is your Sanctuary!

Today, we'll explore five incredible accent wall options, each with its distinct beauty and character.

From the warmth of wooden wall panels to the sophistication of leather, the freshness of artificial plant walls, the functionality of acoustic sound panels, and the contemporary charm of concrete wall panels – let's dive into how you'll transform your space!

Is this even worth it?

First off - you may be wondering... is this even worth it? How much of a difference can accent walls even make?

Here are some before and after pics so you can be the judge:

All of these wall panel options have been used in country clubs, restaurants, hotels, salons and luxury homes.

At the end of the day, only you can decide what the proper design for your space is worth.

Reasons to get wall panels:


Since wall panels cover such a large portion of a space, it really allows you to lean into the vibe / aesthetic. Often times it's simply impossible to achieve a design style without the matching walls.

(shown in Golden Oak - Euclid Maple Wooden Wall Panel by Articture)

An easy example is an industrial space with an exposed brick or cement wall. Without that accent wall, is it really "industrial style"?

An accent wall can strategically create visual focal points in a room, drawing attention to specific areas and enhancing the overall design. Let's say the focal point of a room is meant to be a fireplace, but the really nice sofa's are drawing attention away. Bring that attention back by placing stunning paneling around the fireplace!


Texture is timeless. Being in a place with some real depth to it gives a certain feeling of inspiration; I suspect it's from millenia of adapting in nature, where textures are abundant.

The fact is, the human mind is stimulated by textures, and for this purpose, even simple details like crown mouldings in homes, have become timeless.

Achieving texture is best-done with wall panels. 


Sound travels in a wave. In a room without wall panels, and because of a funny thing called the "principal of superposition", some areas in the room may have high peak sounds, and some areas may have low sounds. There may also be an echo from sound waves bouncing around everywhere. 


By staggering these sound waves, textured wall panels allow us to significantly limit the dead, or peak sound spots, creating for a room with much better acoustics. 

Wooden Wall Panels

Wood is a timeless material - humans have used it for centuries and it has permeated every facet of design. Wooden wall panels will pretty much go with any setting - modern, contemporary, rustic, cottage, ski-house, beach cottage.

Panels can exude warmth, elegance, and rustic charm, instantly adding character to any space. They can also be made rustic or industrial, with harsh (yet soft if finished right) textures. 

It would be hard to make a mistake going with wooden panels as you can make them work in any setting. 

 (shown in Cappacino - Articlad Wooden Wall Panels by Articture)

The versatility of wooden wall panels is awe-inspiring. Rustic interiors can benefit from distressed finishes, while modern spaces can enjoy the sleekness of smooth wooden panels.  The organic nature of wood is what it seems, humans long for.

(shown in Walnut - Hori 3D Wooden Wall Panel by Articture)

Leather Wall Panels

Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Ritz Carlton.  

For those seeking opulence and luxury, leather wall panels provide a look that is beyond the ordinary.

Rich, sumptuous, and undeniably sophisticated, leather accent walls command attention and evoke a sense of indulgence. Available in various colors and textures and designs, leather panels can suit both contemporary and modern interiors.

 (shown in - Bowtie Geometric 3D Leather Wall Panel by Articture)

The tactile allure of leather panels is unparalleled. To add a touch of uniqueness, consider combining leather panels with wood. Wood and leather traditionally go really well together - again think of luxury car interiors.

Whether you want to create a plush home office or an intimate lounge area, leather accent walls do display timeless elegance.

 (shown in - Diamond Fever 3D Leather Wall Panel by Articture)


Rock Wall Panels

The purpose of bringing a feeling of raw earth to a space is to create a truly novel experience. We've always separated the indoors and the outdoors. Inside is supposed to be our "protection from the elements".

Bringing one of those elements inside in its natural state creates a sense of heightened sensations. Moulded Rock Panels are the ideal way to achieve that.

(shown in - Atmospheric Rock Wall Panel by Articture)

Green Plant Walls

Humans feel at peace around greenery. Now it's easier than ever to bring the outdoors, in with the refreshing charm of artificial plant walls. Perfect for urban dwellers or those without a green thumb, these lush walls add a burst of life and vibrancy to any space.

Preserved & artificial plant walls are available in various styles, from tropical foliage to serene moss and fern arrangements.

(shown in - Green Plant Walls by Articture)

No need to worry about watering, trimming, or sunlight exposure – these walls stay green and vibrant all year round. Additionally, they offer an eco-friendly alternative to real plants, reducing water consumption and contributing to a sustainable living environment.

Artificial plant walls are perfect for creating an inviting atmosphere in cafes, restaurants, or even your living room.

 (shown in - Green Plant Walls by Articture)


Acoustic Sound Panels - Studio 

Beyond aesthetics, functionality plays the significant role here. If you're trying to install a sound booth, or Acoustic sound panels not only add visual interest but also improve the acoustics of your space.

If you're a music enthusiast, a gamer, or someone who enjoys a peaceful home environment, these panels can be a game-changer.



Acoustic sound panels are designed to reduce echo, absorb noise, and improve sound clarity. With these panels, you can create a serene oasis within your home, free from external disturbances. Available in various shapes and colors, they effortlessly blend into your decor while enhancing the overall acoustic experience.


Concrete Wall Panels

 For those who appreciate industrial charm and a contemporary edge, concrete wall panels are the perfect choice. Concrete accent walls add an urban chic flair to any space, making them a favorite among interior designers and architects alike.

 (shown in - Vigor Essence 3D Wall Panel)

Concrete panels are surprisingly versatile, available in different finishes, patterns, and colors. You can opt for raw and rugged textures or polished and refined surfaces, depending on your style preference.

Concrete walls are particularly popular in minimalist and modern interiors, where they act as a canvas for other design elements to shine. Pair them with soft furnishings and accent lighting for a striking contrast that will leave your guests in awe.

(shown in - Honeycomb 3D Concrete Wall Panel)


Final Suggestions

Overall, our suggestion is to determine what the goal of the space is first. Once you know what the design style is, you can niche down and determine what to do.

Do you want to keep the whole design style the same? For example, if you want to keep it all one theme, and keep with the ultra luxury, modern theme - go with leather.

Keep in mind that pairings can work wonderfully and elevate the scene. Wood & our smooth concrete tends to pair well with all other materials.

If you need any design help just reach out to our design team and we're happy to be of assistance.