Give Your Bathroom a Wonderful Antique Look with Beadboard

Give Your Bathroom a Wonderful Antique Look with Beadboard

Looking for a warm, elegant way to decorate your bathroom? Consider using beadboard.

Beadboard is perfect for adding a vintage look and instant charm to any space. It is affordable, durable, and easy to install.

Close up of a bouquet of daffodils in a petite glass vase with a white beadboard background
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Traditionally, beadboards were installed panel by panel to create a durable surface with lots of character. Unfortunately, the humidity normally made the wood pop and the paint crack. This made it difficult to maintain.

With modern technology, beadboards are today made of lightweight materials. They come in monolithic sheets, which make it quick and easy to install. While they are normally used to add a cottage accent to a space, you can creatively use this attractive design element in contemporary-looking interior designs as well.

In this article, we explore how to creatively utilize breadboard to add some charm and character to your bathroom.

Scandinavian bathroom, classic white vintage interior design
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Bathroom with toilet, white beadboard and green towels
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Bathtub Beadboard Surround

Surrounding your bathtub with beadboards is one of the most cost-effective and quick ways to enrich the look of your bathroom. Besides giving your bathtub a refreshing look, this artistic trick can also hide access panels that are necessary for jetted bathtubs.

In light of the fact that these materials are easy to clean and maintain, they are also the perfect option for your bathroom. Their distinct texture also complements that of bathroom stone flooring.

 Serene bathroom
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Enhance the Look of Your Backsplash

A backlash normally protects your walls from water splash damage. Nonetheless, you can achieve the functionality of a backsplash and, at the same time, add a design element to your bathroom by installing a beadboard backsplash.

Being durable and easy to clean, beadboards make an excellent material for a backsplash. If you want to add some charm and character to your bathroom, consider installing them behind the sink. This is a great idea especially because it will enrich the interior décor of your bathroom without taking up any extra functional space.

American bathroom interior in white tones and tile floor
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Refurbish Your Old Bathroom Cabinets

Do your bathroom cabinets look aged and unsightly? You don’t have to purchase new replacements. You can simply give them a facelift with attractive beadboard. How do you do that?

Measure the sides of your bathroom cabinets and then cut custom-fit pieces of wainscoting for covering the cabinet side panels. Likewise, you can update the drawer fronts and cabinet doors with decorative beadboard plus new hardware, such as brushed nickel knobs, handles, and pulls.

Adorable bathroom interior with white vanity cabinet, tile floor and nice shower curtain
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You can then spray you beadboard panels with metallic paint in brilliant silver, shiny copper, or oil-rubbed bronze, to give your ordinary beadboard a plush ambiance.

Final thoughts

Beadboard is a stunning design element and a traditional way of adding some visual appeal to a bathroom. It is affordable, versatile, easy to install, and durable. It is advisable to use beadboards with wider boards as they look less cluttered and can also add a sophisticated look. You can also customize them with random width boards to create a stylistic flair in your space. Whether you add some halfway down the wall or over the entire surface, beadboard will certainly make your bathroom warm, cozy, and charming.



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