How To Add Character With Beadboard

Beadboard is one of the best and most affordable ways to add character to a home. It’s a timeless look that has been around for decades but never seems to go out of style. Typically, beadboard is seen in a cottage-style home but it can be versatile depending on how you decorate the room around it. Besides being affordable, it’s also pretty easy to install. It’s a great DIY project for the weekend if you want to quickly add some charm to a space. You can paint it and it comes in a variety of heights and widths to suit the look you are going for. It can be used to add character to a lot of different spaces in many different ways. To give you some ideas, here are 10 ways to add character to your home with beadboard.

Beadboard is a perfect way to distinguish an area such as this corner in a mud room. Without it, this area would be functional but not nearly as stylish.

Beadboard is a classic look for a bathroom. You can either carry it up to the ceiling or have it go only so far up the wall. That leaves the top part available for a bold color or beautiful wallpaper.

Beadboard on the walls and ceiling will give a living room a very warm, cottage feel as seen here. Paint it a crisp white or even a color of your choosing.

Beadboard looks great in a cottage kitchen. You can partially cover the walls with it or even use it as a backsplash.

I featured this image in a post on inviting entryways because the beadboard gives it so much warmth and character. I love how they carrier it to the top of the door to take advantage of the high ceilings.

Beadboard can give a staircase some charm by following the height of the banister. It did a nice job of adding texture to the white walls along this staircase.

Break up the monotony of a long hallway with some beadboard. It will give it some interest and keep it from looking dull.

Remodel some old kitchen cabinets with some beadboard to create a fresh cottage-style kitchen.

Add some pizzazz to a walk-in pantry with beadboard on the walls.

If you have a small home office space, designate it with some charming beadboard to set it apart from the rest of the space.

Would you ever consider using beadboard in your home?

Warm regards,
Megan

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