Beadboard paneling is an old fashioned wall treatment that is often used in cottage decorating as it creates a charming cottage style decor. It used to be installed board by board, but over time humidity and moisture buckled the boards, and caused the paint finish to crackle. Now furniture makers and contractors recommend investing in products that are made with medium density fiberboard, MDF, for a sturdy and long-lasting decorative finish.
This beautiful cottage style bedroom is a perfect example of how beadboard can really make a statement. The stunning blue paint on the walls really emphasizes the horizontal beadboard wall covering, and brings a whole new level of charisma to the space. You will also notice that the beadboard is used on the ceiling as well. A small, but important, design detail in using multiple beadboard surfaces is to switch up the sizing of the panels as well as the direction that they run. The ceiling slats are smaller and positioned vertically, and the wall slats are slightly larger and positioned horizontally. This helps to break up any monotony or over-stimulation you might feel if the beadboard was the same everywhere.
The beauty of using beadboard as a decorative accent is that it comes in so many styles, cuts, and finishes. You can easily create a custom look that is sure to reflect your own style!
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