I’ve created many “board and batten” looks over the years and for the money and effort it’s one of the biggest bangs for your buck. And with just a bit of tweaking it works in both modern and traditional homes.
I’ve gathered 20 examples of board and batten too share with you so you can gather some inspiration for your own home! These are variations on the treatment and you’ll see how well it works for all kinds of design aesthetics.
There are also some tutorials for textured walls (my biggest question about this look!) and tricks to install without having to remove your baseboards.
First up is one of the prettiest makeovers I’ve seen in a long time, and it’s mostly due to the board and batten look Laura added throughout this room:
Ashley shares an awesome way to keep your baseboards intact in her tutorial:
If you leave out the horizontal lines you’ll get a much more modern look, especially with skinnier trim:
You can go all the way up the wall or at any height you want. I love the addition of wallpaper at the top of this one. And of course, the navy is a classic color that always works!:
Remember when I was thinking of using lattice for that wall above? You can see how it look a bit more modern when placed closer together (and only using vertical pieces):
I especially love the board and batten look in a mud room. The lines give you the separation for different “cubbies” with the addition of hooks:
And how cute is it with the names too?
I’m a lover of contrast but Shannon’s room with this wall treatment is so pretty and calming:
The number one question I get when it comes to any trim work on walls is how it would work with textured walls. This board and batten was done on slightly textured walls and looks GREAT!:
I LOVE how it can brighten up dark spaces. You really have to see Jenny’s hallway before to see what a difference it makes:
When you do the board and batten in white you can go pretty dramatic with the walls and it won’t feel dark:
Kim shares another way to make B&B work without removing your baseboards:
If you’re renting you can absolutely do this in your home! Paint your trim and wall BEFORE installing and don’t caulk your seams. Julie shares how she did it here:
If you prefer a more modern design, go horizontal only with your boards like Chelsea did:
If you don’t do the whole wall it can be tricky to hang art after it’s done. Rachel shares how to do just that (this is the way I’ve done it too):
I LOVE board and batten in color and white walls. It’s unexpected and just lovely. I love it in pink!:
And it’s just dead sexy in black!:
And how pretty is it in this minty/aqua color? SO lovely!:
As you can see, there are SO many beautiful ways to incorporate this look into any home! I hope you found some inspiration! Maybe this will be your weekend project? 😉
Have you added this to your home? It’s a timeless look that works in so many spaces.
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