Beadboard has long been recognized as a warm, cozy and traditional element added to bathrooms to give it a more visually appealing look. Beadboards are panels of wood designed with vertical lines. These tongue-and-groove panels are applied to the wall to give it a more detailed look. The beadboard look that can fit into many decor theme ideas because it’s such a versatile element and can be used in a number of different ways to fit the look you want. If want an easy way to add character and visual appeal to your bathroom, consider adding beadboard to your walls. You might opt to use beadboard on a portion of the walls, or the entire wall space, and either way, beadboard is a creative way to create a more interesting look for your bathroom.
You don’t have to cover entire walls with beadboard in order to give your walls a brand new look. “Homeguides.sfgate.com” (https://homeguides.sfgate.com/use-beadboard-bathroom-walls-53155.html) discusses the classic look of beadboarding, describing walls that are partially covered with beadboard, as, a “classic” beadboard look, also known as, cottage-style. Cottage-style beadboard walls are enough to give your bathroom a burst of character, plus it can help save on money when you’re beadboarding on a budget. For a simple facelift for your bathroom walls, add beadboard to the lower half of the walls and paint or wallpaper the upper half of the walls. White beadboard looks great paired with either a warm, muted tone, or bright or bold color above, and it all depends on the look you are trying to achieve. If white doesn’t work with your decor theme, you can paint the beadboard, then coordinate a color or wall paper for the upper portion of the wall. Beadboard looks great painted soft hues of green, creamy yellows, even metallic or bronze tone for an upscale look to your bathroom.
Full wall coverage
Also on “homeguides.sfgate.com” (https://homeguides.sfgate.com/use-beadboard-bathroom-walls-53155.html) describes using beadboard on walls, but as an entire wall coverage. The look of beadboard from floor-to-ceiling is another great look that can help bathrooms with low ceilings, in particular. It heightens the look of the room by using the length of the lines running vertically on the boards to add visual square footage to the height of the room. Leaving the beadboard a crisp white can further open and brighten the room, but painting the panels a neutral tone of beige or pale yellow can also have a similar effect. When covering walls from floor-to-ceiling, a regular cornice trim molding at the top of the beadboard adds an accent to the look, however, you’ll want to forgo trim at the bottom of the wall to prevent shortening the look of the length of the wall.
Beadboard makes a great accent element for bathrooms. A single wall, an area around a tub, behind a pedestal sink, or in an alcove of a bathroom; these are all areas where some beadboard can act as an accent to give your bathroom a splash of character and elemental surprise. If you choose to use it as a backsplash decor element, consider how much wall space you have to work with. A small amount of wall space or a large vanity may not do justice for an accent beadboard back splash, however, a larger wall will, and a beautiful vanity mirror can be a nice visual break in the beadboard.
Take it horizontal
Although most beadboard panels are installed in a vertical fashion, it is possible to take your beadboard in a different directions, according to “thespruce.com” (https://www.thespruce.com/beadboard-bathroom-design-ideas-4135158). To add a different type of character to your bathroom, if your bathroom is skimping on depth and dimension, installing beadboard horizontally can visually add some depth to your bathroom. Painting your beadboard a warm hue of red cedar can you the feeling of walking into a warm, cozy cabin or cedar closet, every time you step into your bathroom.
Accentuate your tub
Is your bathtub old? Or look like it needs to be refaced? Try taking your beadboard up the sides of your bathtub to give it a whole new look and appeal. Continuing your crisp, white beadboard from the walls to covering the outer surface of a tub gives your bathroom a beachy, or spa like look and feel. It’s one way you can add beadboard as an accent to give your bathroom more character and charm.
Here are other ideas for you to draw inspiration from. Take a look at the following 20 examples of beadboard bathrooms.
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