To Beadboard or Not to Beadboard

Personally, I feel you can never have too much beadboard in your house. It’s classic and fun all at once. It’s elegant yet cottage-chic. Beadboard lends a clean look to any room and is an easy way to add architectural detail to plain old walls. Shoot, you can even apply it to stock cabinetry, giving the everyday kitchen a customized look. I’ve got standard beadboard in my kitchen, and variations of it on my stairway and in one of my bathrooms. And now … I’m thinking it needs to go in the laundry room, as well. So I poked around the internet for beadboarded rooms to inspire me as I plan the laundry room makeover.

LOVE this laundry room … from the beadboard to the signs to the toilet paper in a wire basket
to the feathered lampshade. I think this decor would look great in my laundry room.
I’ve already got those baskets from Ikea, so I’m off to a good start.
Kitchens are a great place to add beadboard due to its ease in cleaning.
Note the matching beadboard on the backsplash and kitchen island.
Another kitchen island with beadboard. What’s not to love?
In my opinion, this is the perfect kitchen … from the beadboard to the white, green and blue dishes.
Clean and classic – beadboard as a backsplash.
Wide beadboard, apron sink, and subway tile.
It just doesn’t get any better than this!
This is one of the most beautiful bathrooms ever. Love that pop of turquoise!
Whether you choose vivid or soft colors, everything looks great with beadboard.
Crisp, white beadboard in the mudroom flanked by a Colonial Blue door.
Such a sweet scene. Move over, Teddy. I wanna take a nap.
Blue and orange with white beadboard. A favorite color combo of mine.
Good thing this room isn’t in my house or I’d sit here and read all day and nothing would get done.
I love houses with sets of drawers built into the walls like this.
 A sweet girl’s room complete with a pig on the bed. Love this color scheme, too.
How about a sweet master bedroom instead?
Mmmm. This bedroom would do just fine, too. Another great color combo!
Oh, now this is just downright cool! A great way to use beadboard scraps.
If cool is what you want, look no further than this winding staircase wrapped in beadboard.
And finally, beadboard on the ceiling of a rustc stairway and hall.
It looks great anywhere. Do you have any beadboard in your home?
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  1. Happy New Year Jennifer,
    I looovvveee beadboard! I never thought to put it on the kick boards of stairs. Love it.

  2. I ADORE beadboard! Thanks for visiting my blog :)Happy 2012!

  3. I love the bead board too…white, bright and simple and clean…love it…phyllis

  4. I love beadboard and have it in my bathroom. My bathroom is similar to the one you pictured. I painted light green above the beadboard and then painted the outside of my clawfoot tub the same color. You can see it in my post “All through the house”.
    Happy New Year.

  5. I’m with you on the beadboard!!! Bring it on!!! It covers a multitude of sins in an older home too……

  6. I love the blue bead board in the kitchen photo. So pretty.

  7. Bead board is very homey and fresh. It’s cute on the ceiling too…..nice little post for inspiration.

  8. I love all the bead board! Thank you for the wonderful photos…I am your newest follower! Please visit me too at Happy New Year to you!

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  10. These are great selections!
    I love beadboard too…it is in my kitchen and upstairs bath as well as my downstairs bath that is getting a makeover!
    Going back to take another peek…Happy New Year!

  11. These are all great images!! Love beadboard in white kitchens! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for your laundry room!! Happy New Year!!

  12. All wonderful inspiration images!

  13. I love all this Momma!!! 🙂

  14. Wow, beautiful rooms!! Beadboard adds so much charm and character!

  15. Oh, yes, we have beadboard in our kitchen and our bathroom. If it were up to me, I’d put it everywhere! Love it!

  16. Definitely TO beadboard!! Love it! Thanks for sharing the inspiring pics!!

    I found your blog through Debbiedoos and I’m so glad to be your newest follower!! Come visit me sometime at and follow me back if you get a chance! 🙂

  17. yikes I’m in love with beadboard! I’m showing my hubby your post tonight, I am asking for him to install it in my laundry room, hehe, won’t he love this collection of photos??? thanks!

  18. I adore bead board and these are incredible samples. Happy New Year!

  19. BEAUTIFUL images!! Just became your newest follower would love if you followed back! Martina

  20. PS– I love beadboard too:)

  21. Great post and great blog you’ve got! I’m visiting from Debbeiedoos newbie party and just followed! Hope to see you over at my place when you get a chance!
    Love, Olga

  22. Jennifer you’re right, I enjoy seeing beadboards scattered in a home, I’m not to sure how they will work out on concrete walls here in the Bahamas.

  23. I love beadboard, I actually have it on my basic cabinets, and I added crown molding to the the top of the cabinets too, I think it looks great. I think you’d like pallet walls too, it gets that thicker wood plank look!

  24. I’m with you, I don’t think you can have to much beadboard can you?? Love the ideas Thank You!

  25. You had me at beadboard! Just love this collection of inspiration and have pinned quite a few …

    I also like the idea of hanging the beadboard on the horizontal …

  26. I have always liked the look of beadboard and never thought of using it on it! Thanks for sharing the inspiration photos at the Open House party.

  27. Thank you for sharing with my newbie party. Have a great week, and happy New year.

  28. I love the beadboard look as well, especially the nautical white beadboard with the light blue with the starfish. That really caught my eye. It made me want to move in immediately. I could realllly enjoy a room like that. So much light, so nice and cozy! Thanks for all of those ideas! I might just have to join ya on the beadboarding. : )..

  29. I don’t actually have beadboard in my home, but I love the look of it; it seems such a cozy, homey choice!

  30. I agree! I love beadboard and it wouldn’t take much for me to get carried away! Lovely inspiration pics!

  31. You were featured this week at Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time On My Hands!

  32. That kitchen with the beadboard made me think of my mom’s kitchen when growing up. Also, was in our extra-large country bathroom. Thanks for sharing. Hope you’ll stop by for a visit @ Beez Rental Style.

  33. Love this beautiful post.

  34. Angela Thibeau says:

    do you have a source for ceramic beadboard to be used as a kitchen backsplash-hard to find, been online for hours searching

  35. hi is it plywood ??
    i was planing on groved plywood bit i like that look of beedbord ….do you know the router bit i would need to simulat that into ply ?
    thanks Alex

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