Bringing the Outside In: A Review for CSI Wall Panels

Who doesn't love the cracking sound of ocean waves? Or the methodical ripples on a vast body of water? Who wouldn't want to mimic the tranquility of this natural wonder in their own home?

I recently had the chance to hang some fantastic 3D Wall Panels in my apartment. CSI Wall Panel is a leading designer, manufacturer, and installer of decorative wall panels and art. They have more than 160 designs, 6 materials, and 500 finishes to bring life into any space. The smallest package of wall paneling covers 27 square feet, so the product definitely goes far. 


These custom 3D Wall Panels measure roughly 20 inches by 20 inches per panel. They are thin enough that they don't awkwardly hang off the wall, but are thick enough that it's clear you've added texture to a scene. They are environmentally friendly, lightweight, and paintable.


For those interested in full specs for decorating or remodeling needs:

  • Material: MDF wood fiber
  • Panel Size: 19.68" x 19.68"
  • Weight: 725 g
  • Thickness: 3 mm on flat areas, up to 1/2" on dimensional areas
  • Features: DIY product, eco-friendly, lightweight, and paintable
  • Package: 10 panels/box, covers 27 sq. ft./box
  • Color: Natural wood color


  • Material: Sugarcane fiber (bagasse) paper pulp
  • Panel Size: 19.68" x 19.68"
  • Weight: 275 g
  • Thickness: 1.5 mm on flat areas, 1/2" on dimension areas
  • Features: DIY product, flexible, lightweight, and paintable
  • Package: 12 panels/box, covers 32.29 sq. ft./box
  • Color: Natural off-white color

I had to get a little creative with my installation because my landlord definitely wouldn't let me glue paneling to these rented walls. However, my workaround was totally sufficient, and I love the subtlety these panels bring to my home office -- I now have the beauty of ocean waves in my creative space, and the natural off-white color complements my apartment well. 


CSI Wall Panels are lightweight, simple to install, beautiful, and easy to work with. Whether you're completely remodeling a room, adding patches of texture to a wall or ceiling, or have other decorating ideas, CSI Wall Panels won't disappoint.

As a side note: My boyfriend and I, like so many others, are drawn to the idea of remodeling our sprinter van. My hope is to someday paint these and hang them permanently in that space -- that way I can bring the essence of the ocean on all our adventures.

ReviewsAlyssa Yell