Beadboard Bathroom Ideas

If you’re looking for some ideas and inspiration on how to add beadboard to a bathroom, today’s blog post is for you.

In case you’re not already familiar, beadboard is a type of wainscoting or decorative panel look.

I’ve got a whole post dedicated to stunning wainscoting ideas, but today we’re just going to focus on more traditional bead board design.

In fact, we’re going to narrow it down even further to only the use of beadboard in bathroom designs and the visual appeal this particular design decision can offer.

wallpaper in bathroom from Serena and Lily site for designer looks
White beadboard wainscoting bathroom wall featuring this decorative element behind the tub.
See more of this beach house here.

Beadboard Bathroom Ideas

An interior design world favorite, beadboard panels are traditionally made up of wood paneling with vertical lines known as tongue and groove slats.

These days, you can buy durable beadboards at most home ware stores.

They even come in array of different cost saving, yet durable materials such as medium-density fiberboard (mdf) and vinyl beadboard.

Any enthusiastic DIY-er will find this easy to install. 

Today I’ll be showing you a few examples from my own home.

Bathroom beadboard paneling can be a great wall treatment to add to your interior design, no matter your taste.

Typically this look goes up to a chair rail height, but you can always get creative and go up even higher.

I also think bead board on the ceiling is almost always a great idea!

In fact, you can even get really bold and do an entire room.

This is an inexpensive yet sophisticated way to add some visual interest to your empty bathroom walls. 

So here are a few great ideas to consider if you’re thinking of adding some beadboards to your bathroom: 

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gray console with greenery in front of large round mirror.Our custom front entry console table from Liven Up Designs.

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