If you want to install wall panels quickly, plywood is inexpensive, easy to install, and durable. The grain of the wood will warm up a space and can be stained or painted to match any decor. A traditional substitute for drywall that has undoubtedly stood the test of time are wooden planks. Instead of being as difficult to maintain as typical drywall, it gives the house an elegant, rustic character.
First of all, plywood is cheap and strong, as well as easier to install than drywall. Wood veneer is much simpler. All you have to do is screw the uprights, alone or onto existing drywall. Wood veneer is a fairly easy material to work with, so it's perfect for doing it yourself.
It is an economical alternative to drywall.