Wood is often preferred over other wall treatments for its class and elegance. Country homes are robbed of their rustic charm if the walls are not wood paneled. However, the old, plain, boring look of wood panels has undergone a complete change, making way to newer designs and patterns in wall treatments.
Some people might think that this pine eats away the light in the room, however, you can eliminate this problem by going for light-colored drapes and curtains. Also, adding artificial illumination in the form of lamps and floor lighting can get rid of the darkness problem.
A coat of primer can prevent the sap from bleeding through the panels. However, beware of the tint of primer, as it may render a grayish shade. Go for the most natural shade, so that the look of the walls is not altered.
Since, these pine panels do not hide the imperfections of the wood, it is far cheaper than the flawless and highly finished varieties of wood. Thus, it is a great and inexpensive way of decorating your walls.