Board and batten walls are an easy way to add a great design feature to any wall in your home. With a few supplies – wood/mdf, you can add an accent wall to just one wall or an entire room. You can customize board and batten walls with color and overall design. Some board and batten accent walls go all the way to the ceiling and others only use half the wall space. There are endless options for creating a unique board and batten wall to meet the needs of the space.
Here are 12 board and batten design projects to jazz up your home. You’ll see a variety of paint colors, designs, and uses for board and batten walls. There’s something to love about all the featured designs and most are DIY projects. Yep, you can do this project in your home by following a board and batten tutorial. In fact, we’re planning a similar accent wall in our bedroom. Check these board and batten walls out and get inspired!
Handmade Haven with Ashley Basnight
Ashley Basnight is a talented builder and created this beautiful accent wall. She customized her desired design to fit the wall. That’s the beauty in a board and batten wall – you can make it work for your home. She painted it the same color as the door and it creates a clean and seamless look. The trim on the wall transforms what would normally be a plain wall. Visit Ashley’s blog, Handmade Haven, for more inspiring renovations, including her new lake house project!
Construction 2 Style
Construction 2 Style is a full-service design and interior design company, run by Jamie and Morgan Molitor. This team installed another variation of the classic board and batten wall and it’s gorgeous. The “boxed” trim look really makes an accent in this bedroom. What I love most about it is the color – a dark moody black that really makes the wall POP. This team has great design skills and they share detailed tutorials on their blog.
Color and Chic
Meet Hoàng-Kim, who is the stylish and chic creator at Color and Chic. Her partner Johnny and her built this board and batten wall project. What I love is the simple classic pattern with trim installed vertically and a piece of horizontal trim to cap off the top of the wall. This half board and batten wall choice gave them the opportunity to install wallpaper above the board and batten. Add in that blue Chinese Porcelain color and you have one fancy board and batten wall. What an accent!
Delineate Your Dwelling
I remember a few years back when Amy installed this half board and batten wall in one of her bathrooms. I think the color really got me excited but it was probably more about how the bathroom style changed with this update. Board and batten accent walls are easy to DIY and they add so much style. Amy shares the tools, materials, and a great tutorial on how to create a board and batten wall on her blog. Check out Delineate Your Dwelling!
Wellness for The Win
Shanna’s husband, at Wellness for The Win, built this beautiful green Board and Batten wall. They finished this project just in time for a their new baby to arrive. Yep, this room is a nursery! So, if you’re looking for cool ideas for a nursery, give board and batten a shot. This is perfect for a nursery, no matter the gender. I’m a fan of bold colors and love the green they chose. Let’s hope Baby Rhett likes his accent wall as much as I do.
Home on Poplar Creek
My buddy Nicole (she’s the sweetest) at Home on Poplar Creek created this easy board and batten wall. Nicole is a designer so no detail is untouched in this nursery (told ya’ it’s great for nursery designs). I love how the design of the wall doesn’t go all the way to the ceiling. It stops a little more than halfway and includes a touch of wallpaper. This nursery accent wall now looks sophisticated and stylish. Follow Nicole for other amazing interior projects!
Nesting with Grace
I love this wall! I think it’s the captivating, moody color that draws me in. The pitched ceiling detail makes the board and batten wall that much better to me. Nesting with Grace has been designing for many years and says this makeover might be one of her favorites. I love how the design of the wall is simple – just vertical slats going down. They also continued the design around the entire room, not just the wall. That’s something to think about if you’re considering this project. Accent wall or whole room?
At Home with The Barkers
Sonya refreshed her dining room with a board and batten accent wall. In this dining room, board and batten, on half the wall, is very stylish. It’s also a budget friendly update that her husband built. At first it was painted green, but she has since updated the wall color to black. You can see how the using half the wall allows space to hang decor or even wallpaper on the wall too. It’s like the best of both worlds.
Angela Rose Home
Angela is an amazing DIY-er and I also remember when she built this wall in one of her bedrooms. She breaks down step-by-step how to achieve this look in your own home. Coming in at $150 for the entire project, Angela’s tutorial is super budget friendly. For painting, she decided to use a paint sprayer and that’s a viable option over using a roller. Overall, this project turned an otherwise plain wall in a focal point. You won’t be disappointed if you follow Angela Rose Home so head over to her blog.
Sincerely Sara D
Sara Davis documents her creativity efforts over at Sincerely, Sara D including this board and batten accent wall. She was looking to create an accent wall in her boy’s bedroom and settled on this budget friendly option. Sara finished this DIY board and batten wall in only one afternoon and she only spent $100. Like many others, wallpaper was added to the rest of the wall to finish the design of the space. It looks like a well designed space that will last these boys many years.
Suzana, at My Farmhouse-ish installed this board and batten accent wall all by herself. The trim was only installed on half the wall and that is common in many similar accent walls. Suzana has cathedral ceilings and I think that played heavily into her final design. The board and batten wall made a big impact in what was already a beautiful room. The texture of the wall makes the unique ceiling stand out. Well done Suzana!
Jenna Sue Design
Jenna Sue has done her fair share of wall treatments. Board and batten is one project she recommends for people just getting started with DIY. This project comes from one of her design projects, The Riverside Retreat. She shares her step by step tutorial for installing board and batten in your own home. Her approach is budget friendly and uses easy to work with materials. The decorative chair rail molding she added to this accent wall is just fabulous. The green Wilderness color is one of my favorite parts of the project. This project is proof that board and batten walls look great in bathrooms.
Whether you’re looking for a focal point, accent wall, or a timeless design that will never go out of style, board and batten walls are it. They never look dated and that makes them a timeless style that you’ll love for years to come. Hopefully this blog post also proved that you can DIY board and batten. With the right supplies, tools, and tutorials you can build a board and batten wall in your home. Find the design that works best for your space and get to building.
What do you love about board and batten walls?