We used wood pannelling. It has a design already on it, so no painting nessisary and it was about $17 for a 4 by 8' sheet. So the price was great. We looked at other materials, but the price was right with this, and it did not require any additional work to get it finished. There is not texture or indents in it the way traditional pannelling has either, so we could paint it later if we chose.