Jazz Up Your Space with Laminex Surround

by Carlisle Homes


Surround by Laminex wall panels are one of our favourite ways to add texture and depth to an interior– read on to learn all about these DIY-friendly beauties.

Affordable, eye-catching and easy to install – wall panelling adds instant personality to your home. And it’s right on-trend, bringing texture and charm to design-led homes across the country (chances are you’ve already seen it a few times on your social feed). Use it in a bedroom, bathroom, nursery, living area or laundry – there are endless ways to get creative!


Affordable, eye-catching and easy to install – wall panelling adds instant personality to your home and is available in six contemporary profiles.

At Carlisle, we’re huge fans of Surround by Laminex MDF wall panels. We have used five profiles in different ways in several of our display homes. Our customers love them too – adding Surround by Laminex wall panels is one of the most popular post-handover projects we’ve seen.

Read on to discover exactly how and where we’ve used these nifty wall panels in our display homes. When the time comes to start jazzing up the walls of your brand-new home, you’re bound to be inspired!

Really want to flex your creative muscle? Go to the Laminex website to pick up some cool ideas from styling guru Bree Leech for using Surround by Laminex in your home.


A little bit about Surround by Laminex

What are Surround by Laminex wall panels?

Decorative MDF wall panels that you attach to walls. They come as raw, pre-primed sheets that connect with a tongue-and-groove system. Once installed, all you need to do is add a lick of paint.

You can use them just about anywhere, including bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, entryways, kids’ rooms and mudrooms. They are certified water-resistant, so you can install them in bathrooms and laundries too.

How easy are they to install?

The panels are DIY-friendly so you can put them up them yourself (we advise checking out the Surround by Laminex DIY videos).

They attach to a range of wall types, including timber, plasterboard, steel, brick and masonry.

You’ll find helpful advice, DIY guides for installing Surround by Laminex and your nearest stockist on the Laminex website.

Don't be afraid to express yourself! Surround by Laminex wall panels are easy to attach to most walls, including bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, entryways, kids’ rooms and mudrooms. They are certified water-resistant, so you can install them in bathrooms and laundries too.


Surround by Laminex at Carlisle

Cosy vibes in the Sacramento 31

We’ve added a Surround by Laminex Batten 100 panel to the master suite in our Sacramento 31 display home at Redstone Estate. Its timeless vertical lines feature on the wall behind the bed, which we’ve painted in Dulux Baltic Beige for a cosy, classic-meets-contemporary feel.

A natural feel in the Illawarra Grand 42

With its soft, undulating curves, the Surround by Laminex Scallop 45 panelling brings an unmistakable sense of luxury. We’ve installed it behind the bed in the master suite of our Illawarra Grand 42 at Aurora Estate and painted it in a dusty olive, Dulux Knave, to create a warm, natural vibe.

Laid-back elegance in the Scarborough Grand 40

For a subtle, sophisticated look, we’ve layered tonal greys in different textures from floor to walls in the master suite of the Scarborough Grand 40 at Smiths Lane Estate. There’s a half wall behind the bed in curvaceous Surround by Laminex Demi Round 20, painted in Dulux Stone River, along with a tonal grey wallpaper above it and a carpet in a harmonising hue. We’ve also brought in pops of terracotta in the bedlinen and art for some energy and contrast.

Elevated style at Illawarra Grand Deluxe 45

To bring textural interest to the luxurious master suite at Illawarra Grand Deluxe 45 at Meridian Estate, we’ve added a wall of Surround by Laminex Batten 25 with its slender, vertical lines, painted in a rich greige, Dulux Baron Grey. Accents of black in the artwork, furniture and bedlinen add a modern edge.

Depth & dimension at Astoria Grand 54

Surround by Laminex panelling plays a starring role in our Astoria Grand 54 display home at Meridian Estate.


You can see the Laminex Surround collection in several Carlisle Houses, including the lounge and master bedroom at the Astoria Grand 54 at Meridian Estate. 

With its warm, modern-country feel, this home called for classic V-groove panelling – Surround by Laminex Classic VJ profile. We’ve used Classic VJ 100 painted in crisp Dulux White on White in the theatre, study and living area, which we’ve carried upstairs to the kids’ activity zone and master suite to contrast with the home’s rich timber detailing.

Meet our Illawarra Grand Deluxe 45, the Perfect Multi-Generational Family Home.

The Illawarra Grand Deluxe 45 at Meridian Display Centre features the Creswick Hebel façade, which is a fresh, modern twist on a classic colonial style.

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Keen to see how impactful Surround by Laminex can be in a home? Visit one of the display homes listed above, which are conveniently located across Melbourne. Get details on where to find us here.


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