With summer finally here, we can’t help but crave the laid back decorating style of vacation homes. Yesterday we featured some of our favorite aspirational bunk rooms, and today we are talking about another decorative element that reminds us of the season, beadboard. You’ve probably seen this decorating staple before in vacation homes and for a very practical reason. Beadboard is often used in houses close to the water because it is long-lasting and water resistant.
Its durability also makes it a logical choice for bathrooms, where it is often custom cut to cover part of a wall.
It is also a fun and unexpected choice in kitchens. Below you see it used on an entire wall, but it also works as a backsplash (or even on the ceiling).
Beadboard is easy to paint, making it a perfect candidate for summer sunny hues. However, it takes on a surprisingly sophisticated air when painted black and paired with crisp white accents, like in the photo below.
Live in an old house with less than perfect walls? Breadboard is an affordable way to cover imperfect walls in an older home.
Do you have beadboard anywhere in your house?