How to Use Stikwood in Small Spaces to Create Big Impact

Designing for small spaces requires thoughtful choices, and Stikwood, a peel-and-stick reclaimed wood product, offers a stylish solution. This blog post explores how to use Stikwood to make a big impact in compact areas. Discover the quality, versatility, and benefits of Stikwood—from accent walls and ceilings to kitchen backsplashes and furniture—to efficiently and beautifully enhance your home's aesthetic appeal.

Small spaces present unique challenges and opportunities in home decor. When every inch counts, making thoughtful design choices is essential. One innovative solution that's been gaining popularity is Stikwood. This peel-and-stick reclaimed wood product offers an easy, stylish way to transform your small space. In this blog post, we'll explore how to use Stikwood to create a big impact in your home, focusing on the art of small space design.

Understanding Stikwood

Before diving into specific applications, it’s important to understand what Stikwood is and why it’s a fantastic choice for small spaces. Stikwood is a peel-and-stick wood plank product made from real wood. It's available in a variety of finishes, including reclaimed wood, contemporary sleek finishes, and weathered barn wood. The adhesive backing makes installation a breeze, 

The quality of Stikwood is outstanding. Each plank is meticulously crafted to preserve the natural beauty and texture of the wood, giving your space an authentic, high-end look. The product's durability ensures that once it's installed, it will maintain its appearance for years to come, making it a smart investment for any small space design project.

Maximizing Small Spaces with Stikwood

1. Accent Walls

One of the most popular uses of Stikwood is creating accent walls. In a small space, an accent wall can draw the eye and make the room feel larger and more dynamic. Opt for lighter wood tones like Minimalist Fir, Modern White, or Sand Stone to brighten the room and create a sense of openness. For a more dramatic effect, darker finishes such as Reclaimed Barrel Oak, Onyx, or Charcoal can add depth and a touch of sophistication.

Installation Tips:

  • Preparation: Ensure your wall is clean, dry, and smooth. Measure the area and plan your layout before peeling the backing off the planks.
  • Placement: Start from the bottom of the wall and work your way up, using a level to keep your lines straight.
  • Finishing Touches: Trim any excess wood with a utility knife and press firmly to secure the adhesive.

2. Ceilings

Transforming your ceiling with Stikwood can make a significant impact, especially in small spaces where vertical lines can draw the eye upward, creating an illusion of height. This is a bold design choice that adds character and coziness to any room.

Whether it’s a small recessed ceiling area in your home, or a full RV or camper ceiling, Stikwood can really elevate the appearance of a small space to create a more polished and sophisticated look. 

Installation Tips:

  • Safety First: Use a sturdy ladder and have a friend assist you for safety and ease.
  • Consistency: Ensure the planks are aligned properly to avoid gaps. Consider using a brad nailer for additional security if the ceiling is textured.

3. Kitchen Backsplashes

In small kitchens, every detail counts. A Stikwood backsplash can add a rustic charm or modern elegance, depending on the finish you choose. It's an easy way to refresh your kitchen without the hassle of traditional tile installation.

Installation Tips:

  • Surface Prep: Clean the wall thoroughly to remove grease and grime. Ensure it’s dry before applying the planks.
  • Sealing: Use a clear sealant to protect the wood from moisture and stains.

Worried about water damage to your Stikwood planks? Fear not: Stikwood offers a special treatment called “Splash Safe” that you can add to your order, specifically for installation in areas that are near water or will be used specifically for backsplash. 

4. Furniture and Cabinetry

Stikwood isn't just for walls and ceilings. It can also be used to revamp furniture and cabinetry, giving new life to old pieces. Apply it to the front of drawers, the sides of cabinets, or the top of tables to create unique, custom furniture that stands out.

Installation Tips:

  • Surface Compatibility: Make sure the surface is smooth and flat. Sand it lightly if necessary.
  • Customization: Cut the planks to fit perfectly, and use a ruler to ensure precise placement.

5. Headboards

Create a stunning focal point in your bedroom with a Stikwood headboard. This project can be as simple or elaborate as you like, from a straight line of planks behind the bed to a more complex pattern or design.

Installation Tips:

  • Design: Plan your design on paper first. Consider vertical, horizontal, or even chevron patterns.
  • Attachment: You can attach the planks directly to the wall or create a freestanding headboard by applying Stikwood to a piece of plywood.
  • Headboard Kit: Stikwood offers their very own headboard kits for you a simple and fun DIY project. They are available in King, Queen, Full, and Twin sizes. 

6. Shelving

There are a number of ways you can use Stikwood to enhance the look of your shelving and add character and charm to a small space. You can simply add depth and interest to open shelving by using Stikwood as a backdrop. This is a subtle yet effective way to enhance the look of your shelves and the items displayed on them.

Or, you can use Stikwood shelves that come in 2’, 4’ and 6’ lengths to mount to your wall. Everyone can use more storage in small spaces, so why not make it aesthetically pleasing and practical?

Installation Tips:

  • Measurements: Measure the back of the shelf precisely. Cut the planks to fit snugly.
  • Securing: Apply the planks starting from the bottom and moving upward, pressing firmly to ensure they adhere properly.

Quality and Benefits of Stikwood

The quality of Stikwood is a standout feature. Made from real wood, it retains the authentic grain and texture that add richness to any space. The peel-and-stick installation method makes it accessible to everyone, regardless of DIY experience. Additionally, Stikwood is a sustainable choice. Many of their products are made from reclaimed wood, reducing waste and promoting eco-friendly practices.


  • Ease of Installation: No need for nails, glue, or professional installation.
  • Versatility: Suitable for walls, ceilings, furniture, and more.
  • Durability: Long-lasting and resistant to wear and tear.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: High-quality finishes that enhance the visual appeal of any room.
  • Eco-Friendly: Many options are made from reclaimed wood.

Creative Ideas for Small Spaces

Hallways and Entryways

These often-overlooked areas can benefit greatly from a touch of Stikwood. Use it to create a welcoming entryway or a visually interesting hallway. Choose lighter finishes to keep the space feeling open and inviting.

Nooks and Alcoves

Transform small nooks and alcoves into cozy reading corners or display areas. Stikwood can add warmth and character, making these small spaces feel intentional and stylish.

Bathroom Accents

While not recommended for direct wet areas, Stikwood can be used to add warmth and texture to bathroom walls outside the shower area. It’s a great way to create a spa-like atmosphere in a small bathroom.

Stikwood offers endless possibilities for enhancing small spaces through small space design. Its easy installation, high-quality materials, and stunning finishes make it an ideal choice for anyone looking to maximize their room’s potential. Whether you're creating an accent wall, updating your kitchen backsplash, or giving new life to old furniture, Stikwood can help you achieve a big impact in your small space. Embrace the versatility and beauty of Stikwood to transform your home into a stylish, personalized haven.

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Our design team can help you decide on which finish will look the best in your home or office and answer all of your questions. 

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