As I have mentioned in the past, I have analytics that allow me to see which pages of my blog are read the most. Front door colors are by far the most accessed, but my post on what to do with knotty pine paneling also gets its fair share of attention.
My post shows that I got rid of my knotty pine by painting over it. Since it is such a popular topic for readers, I thought I would show a room where the owner embraced their knotty pine. It’s a different decorating approach, but just as lovely. People have used decorating techniques to enhance the wood. I think the key is to use lighter accents and light-reflecting materials to pull up the luster of the wood (like the metal lamps or cream-colored furniture in the pictures below). If it fits into your decorating schemata, then leaving the knotty pine intact may be an effective decorating approach for your home. Houzz also has a great knotty pine ideabook with wonderful pictures and ideas.
Whether you are buying a house or trying to sell a house with knotty pine, have no fear. It can be a really unique design element if handled properly.