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5 Beautiful Ways to Use Bead-board in Your Home


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As an interior designer, I am constantly looking for new ways to add style and beauty to a room. While bead-board isn’t necessarily new to the design world, I feel like it’s the perfect material to instantly transform any space.

Bead-board is indeed one trend that has survived the test of time, and it is an inexpensive alternative to tile. Not only is the material durable, but it can be painted any color, which makes it a great choice for use in bathrooms or other heavily used rooms.

Here are just a few of my favorite ways that you can use beadboard in your home.

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5 Beautiful Ways to Use Bead-board in Your Home

  2. 2. Beadboard Wainscoting • Beadboard can act as a beautiful and easy to install wainscoting. To use beadboard as wainscoting, select your beadboard’s height and install it so that it’s flush with the top of your baseboards (or install it flush with the bottom of the wall before you install the baseboards). Then you can install your chair rail along the top of the beadboard and add your baseboards if you haven’t already done so. Paint all three pieces a single color, and you’ll have a beautiful and professional looking piece of wainscoting that will take no time to install.
  3. 3. BEADBOARD BACKSPLASH • Do you want an attractive backsplash material for the kitchen that will also protect your walls? Beadboard is the perfect option. Beadboard has a classic look, and it can be painted to match or complement the colors you’ve chosen for your kitchen. Plus, it adds texture along the wall for some visual contrast.
  4. 4. STYLE YOUR DISHWASHER • If your kitchen has more of a classic style, a modern dishwasher can distract from the rest of the room’s decor. Cutting a section of beadboard to cover the front of the dishwasher (keeping the buttons intact) allows it to blend in better with the rest of the kitchen.
  5. 5. HIDE AN OUTDATED POPCORN CEILING • Removing a popcorn ceiling is intimidating. Instead, save yourself the time and headache by covering the whole ceiling with beadboard. This is a brilliant cheat that will look much more pleasing than that awful popcorn, and you won’t have to go through the work of removing it.
  6. 6. INSTALL BEADBOARD ALONG THE BACKS OF BUILT-IN SHELVES • If your home has built-in shelves in the closets, hallways, or other rooms, you may want to consider installing beadboard along the backs and/or sides. Beadboard will protect the walls from damage, and it will add some extra texture to the shelves as well. • Beadboard is incredibly versatile. It can be applied to walls, ceilings, cabinetry, and more. A coat of paint or the right finish can provide any room with a cottage-chic feel. Plus, beadboard is an inexpensive option. As a side note, did you know that you can install a full kitchen backsplash for less than $50 by using beadboard? That isn’t something you can accomplish with a tile backsplash.
  7. 7. • Do you know of other ways you can use beadboard to add class and style to a home? I am always on the search for interesting ways to use beadboard in my designs.