When we built our home, we took the popular trend of the board and batten bedroom wall as a feature – and carried it onto all four walls.
The pretty detail adds character and personality to our bedroom, and it removed the urge to clutter the wall with tons of “stuff”.
The Board and Batten Bedroom Wall: 12 Types To Give You Ideas And Inspiration
This might come as a surprise, but board and batten isn’t that expensive to add to your home.
But don’t do what I did – because there was a big drawback! The height of our board and batten makes it impossible to hang anything on our bedroom walls. And mounting our TV onto it? Nightmare.
A little careful planning can help you out tremendously!
11 Ideas For Board and Batten In Your Bedroom
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Looking for a little inspiration? Bellow is beautiful board and batten bedroom walls for each type of style… showing you what’s possible for every bedroom.
1. The Traditional Half Board and Batten Wall, and What Not To Do
This is our bedroom below. We used traditional board and batten, bringing the trim up half way up the wall.
We have 9 ft ceilings in our bedrooms! We had our board and batten stop half way, right at 4.5 ft.
Major regret on that detail here. By taking the height of our board and batten exactly half way up, hanging art at eye level (ideal from a design perspective) will always be difficult for us.
If you are creating a more traditional board and batten accent wall, think through the height carefully!
To mount our Frame TV, we had to cut a piece out of the board and batten bedroom wall up. I couldn’t stand how much space was left underneath with the TV mounted above the molding, so this was our only choice.
Our Bedroom Reveal
I shared all the details and more photos of our bedroom in this post here.
2. Full Board and Batten Bedroom Wall
To avoid the “hard to hang art” problem, many of these styles are best done with just board and batten along one single bedroom wall and up to the ceiling- a feature wall.
via: Blue Copper Design
A more modern take is to fill up a whole board and batten bedroom wall. The wall in this dramatic color makes for a cozy bedroom wall!
via: Thrifty Decor Chick
3. White on White Board and Batten
Such a fresh take – the white on white look is fresh and clean in a bedroom. The monochromatic paint gives this bedroom a ton of understated texture and sophisticated detail.
4. Vertical Ship Lap
The verticle board and batten is a relatively simple wood construction detail – and here the boards were simply added to the preexisting drywall in a boys’ room.
Erin, the homeowner, added one horizontal board with hooks for hanging. If you are adding board and batten to a bedroom wall for a child, this is a great idea! The hooks provide a place for storage and decor.
5. Custom Looking Board and Batten
I love how she put a twist from the traditional straight planks with her own custom trim- how beautiful is this board and batten wall? This gives the room more of a traditional and formal feel. This look would also work well in living spaces.
via: Design Loves Detail
Soothing colors keep this space very zen. I know dark is in, but I am also loving this calming color for a bedroom.
6. Board and Batten With a Vaulted Ceiling
A vaulted ceiling make the math trickier but can still be done easily a number of ways! Below they ran a trim piece along the edge of the ceiling.
Or in the photo below, if you look closely you can see they ran the board and batten vertically directly into the ceiling in the following two examples.
via Clark & Co Homes
via: With Love, Mercedes
Of course, you can also make the board and batten also not fill up the whole wall.
7. Coastal Board & Batten
Coastal decor loves natural textures. Paring crisp white board and batten with blue wallpaper in a grasscloth gives a calming effect.
Via: Driven By Decor
8. Herringbone Board and Batten
Want something totally different than the traditional verticle and horizontal slats? Think outside the box for a design.
via: Honey Built Home
This is a herringbone design and although it requires careful measuring and planning, it’s a popular design for DIY-ers. It’s a nice remix on the typical board and batten- and makes a great feature wall for a bedroom that is missing some pizazz.
9. Board and Batten in a Nursery
Since it doesn’t make sense to hang many things above the crib, often times parents wonder how to keep this spacefrom feeling empty. Board and batten on the bedroom wall nearest the crib is a great solution!
via: Steals With Stella
10. Board and Batten in a Child’s Room
This is a nice touch for a kids bedroom! The board and batten wall treatment in here lets the wallpaper shine without feeling overpowering, and it was affordable too – it cost them less than $200 for all the walls!
via: Young House Love
11. Wallpaper + Board and Batten
If you like being extra… or want to use wallpaper on your bedroom walls but feel like it’s stop much on all 4, adding board and batten underneath is so smart!
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