If you have paneling on your walls (like we do) this is what it could look like.
It's out with the old, dark paneling and in with the freshly painted kind. You could turn a room that looks dated into something light, fresh, and current.
Here are some pictures of interior designer Lauren Liess's home. It was featured in the December edition of Better Homes and Gardens. All of the rooms in the following pictures have old school paneling on the walls. She prettied them up with simple paint. And the results are stunning. Of course it helps that she's a designer!
The paneling is on the lower portion of the wall in her entryway. Check out that door. (Go Flyers!)
You can tour the rest of her house here.
It's amazing what a little paint can do. So don't be afraid to go ahead and paint those dated walls! I personally love the interest that paneling gives to a room. Plus it's more durable then plain old drywall. Try kicking a hole through a paneled wall. So before you go tearing out all that paneling, throw some paint on it and see what you think. You might fall in love after all.