Beadboard Bathroom Design Ideas

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    Beadboard in Bathrooms Is Cozy and Traditional

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    Aka Design

    Beadboard wall treatments are a beautiful and traditional way of adding some visual interest to a bathroom. Whether you add some halfway down your wall or over its entire surface, it's sure to make your bathroom cozy, welcoming and warm.

    If you like more homey styles, them these beadboard bathrooms will surely inspire your next remodel, or just your Pinterest board.

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    Horizontal All-Over Beadboard

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    Seth Benn Photo/

    This cozy cottage bathroom by Seth Benn Photo, via Houzz, features an unexpected twist to the beadboard theme: horizontal installation.

    Although beadboard is usually installed vertically, you can always break the mold and try the other direction. The effect is a visual pull-in that balances the depth of this space. It's like walking into an old cedar closet.

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    Monochrome Beadboard Contrast

    In a monochromatic bathroom, you can use beadboard to make a light contrast with your wall color. This cozy, chic bathroom by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design shows you exactly how to do it.

    The light grey of the beadboard and mirror frame contrast the paler wall, for a chic and traditional effect. White doesn't have to be all white. It can be a little grey too.

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    Minty Beadboard Bathroom

    This soft, family-friendly design by Lindsey Cheney of The Pleated Poppy is a great example of how you can successfully use color and beadboard together.

    There's a lovely sense of movement here. The all-over beadboard contrasts the square mirrors, adding a vertical dimension to them. The pairing of mint green, white and sandy tan is simple, neutral, and beautiful.

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    Beadboard Wall And Mosaic Floor

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    Courtney Blanton Interiors

    The beadboard in this beach-style bathroom by Courtney Blanton Interiors is pretty typical, but what makes this space special is the combination of beadboard wall and mosaic tile floor. 

    The two together avoid a "cookie-cutter" feel and add lots of personalities. It's a cozy-yet-fun space that isn't afraid to play with textures.

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    A Touch Of Beadboard

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    Phoebe Howard

    Although the yellow striped wallpaper in this beach house bathroom by Phoebe Howard looks almost like beadboard, it isn't.

    The beadboard here is used as an accessory, on the vanity doors. It's a clever use of the beadboard look, without having to install it all over your walls. It does add a sense of height to this mostly white vanity. 

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    Farmhouse Beadboard Powder Room

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    Farmhouse 5540

    If you space is on the low side, beadboard does a great job of making the room look higher and therefore bigger.

    For example, this small farmhouse powder room, by Farmhouse 5540, is greatly enhanced by the white beadboard that goes all the way up to the original wood beam ceiling. The mirror frame is an especially great touch: it's decorative without being too onerous, and its color recalls the wood ceiling.

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    Stacked Beadboard Master Bathroom

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    Taste Design

    This master bathroom by Taste Design shows how to use beadboard at different heights to add movement to a large space.

    The wall treatment is stacked at three different levels: under the large window, halfway up the wall just before the corner, and above the large vanity. Don't be afraid to play with heights the same way: it'll make your space feel more playful.

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    Dark Beadboard Bathroom

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    Kristin Petro Interiors

    You can also use beadboard to define a smaller area within a larger space, as in this stunning bathroom by Kristin Petro Interiors. The black beadboard contrasts with the neutral shade of the wall and defines the area where towels hang.

    You don't need to add beadboard to every wall. Putting it on a single wall to mark a separate space within the room works beautifully as well.

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    Cute Beadboard Powder Room

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    Stacey Michaud

    "Cute" is the word for this adorable powder room/laundry room by Stacey Michaud. The neutral gray and white with a dash of yellow make for a small space with lots of personalities.

    The beadboard here is used in a pretty traditional way, about halfway up the wall. But it does have the effect of framing the beautiful pedestal sink and toilet and leaving the mirror and shelves to shine by themselves.

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    Almost All-Over Beadboard Master Bathroom

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    Bauman Photographers

    In this traditional master bathroom by Andrea May, via Houzz, you have beadboard almost all the way to the top, leaving just a small band of color between the edge of the beadboard and the (also beadboard) ceiling.

    This has a profound effect on the visuals of this space: it brings our eyes up and heightens the ceiling. Also notice how the painting to the right is higher than the edge of the beadboard, giving it more importance in the space.

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    Beadboard Bathroom In Black And White

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    Bella Mancini Design

    Black and white is a bold and trendy choice in bathrooms right now, and beadboard can work well in the ultimate contrasting shades. This cottage bathroom design by Bella Mancini uses beadboard as the bottom white half, installed against the top black part.

    The movement of the beadboard is a life-saver here. Instead of flat white paint, you have some interesting textures to play with, which give the space movement and interest.

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    DIY Beadboard Boys Bathroom

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    Danielle Pearce

    Danielle Pearce of 2 Little Superheroes made her beadboard for her boys' bathroom using wooden panels and battens.

    This ultra-wide beadboard is perfect from framing the three towel hooks: one towel per "square." This gives the room a nice sense of movement and framing and gives each boy a "personal" space for their towel.

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    Elegant Beadboard Master Bathroom

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    Tom Stringer Design Partners

    This elegant master bathroom by Tom Stringer Design Partners features a two-tiered beadboard wall to frame the massive and elegant vanity space and the drop-in tub with a marble edge.

    The two levels of beadboard add depth and help frame all the different elements of this bathroom. Anything that touches the floor stays on the lower level, while the mirrors and light fixtures stay on top. It's a great way to break up a large space to make it feel more intimate.

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    Minimal Attic Beadboard Bathroom

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    JAS Design Build

    Take a hint from this minimalist attic bathroom by JAS Design Build: beadboard is an excellent solution to low ceilings.

    This space would feel oppressively small if it wasn't for the heightening properties of this thin-textured beadboard. Adding it along the drop-in tub gives the space a sense of harmony and continuity—essential elements of the minimalist style.