These stunning board and batten wall ideas will inspire you to create the perfect board and batten wall for any room in your home.

From living rooms to bedrooms, to dining rooms, to home offices, to entryways, hallways, sitting rooms, dens, these ideas will help you create a stunning accent wall you’ll love.

Board and batten interior walls offer endless opportunities to personalize your home with a touch of charm and character. The sky’s the limit!

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Inspirational Collection Of Board and Batten Wall Ideas

Get inspired by this creative collection of board and batten wall ideas.  You’ll find the best inspiration for every room in your home

Check out the DIY Board and Batten tutorial guide after the collection of room ideas.

Breathe new life into your interior space with your stunning board and batten wall or several walls in your home!

Stunning Board and Batten Wall Ideas

1. Go With Moody In The Bedroom 

Rich Dark Brown Board and Batten Wall Behind Bed In Master Bedroom

Go Moody With A Black Board And Batten Accent Wall In The Bedroom

To create a bedroom like this, start by installing a black board and batten accent wall that gives it a moody aesthetic and adds depth and character. Complement the accent wall with natural wood elements, such as a reclaimed wood headboard, to add warmth and texture.

Finish the space with layered bedding in neutral tones and various pillow textures alongside minimalist bedside lighting to enhance the sophisticated ambiance.

2. Refresh With Board and Batten and Wallpaper

board and batten accent wall with wallpaper in entryway

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Refresh Your Entryway With A Halfwall Board and Batten and Wallpaper Above

To create a refreshing space like this, start by installing board and batten paneling on the lower half of your wall to add architectural interest and a sense of craftsmanship. Above the paneling, apply a subtle, textured wallpaper to bring warmth and dimension to the space.

Complete the look with a contrasting console table, a statement mirror, and decorative accents like a lamp and fresh flowers to create an inviting entryway.

3. Design A Diamond Board and Batten Accent Wall

crisscross cream color diamond board and batton wall with modern low hutch in front of it and modern painting sitting on hutch

Diamond Board and Batten Accent Wall

This diamond board and batten wall design is a sophisticated and unique design for a room. This style adds visual interest and texture to the space. The geometric, crisscross arrangement of boards and battens forms eye-catching diamond shapes, while the soft, neutral paint color maintains a harmonious color scheme.

The large windows, framed with simple white curtains, allow natural light to flow through the room, highlighting the architectural details of the accent wall.

4. Add Visual Interest In Your Walk In Closet

Board and Batten Accent Wall In Dressing Room

Design A Board and Batten Wall In Your Walk In Closet

To create a walk-in closet like the one in the image above, add visual interest with a board and batten wall, which involves attaching flat panels and vertical battens to the wall for a textured look.

Add comfortable seating and open shelving units along the wall for a functional yet elegant storage solution. Choose a cohesive color scheme, such as the dark matte finish shown, and paint the woodwork to complement the room’s aesthetic. Enhance the ambiance with layered lighting by adding wall-mounted lamps and a statement pendant light, similar to the woven design in the photo.

5. Go With A Rustic Board and Batten Wall

Mahogony Board and batten walls piano in front of them in living room fireplace and chair in front of fireplace

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Rustic Board and Batten Wall

This Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home’s main living area showcases a rustic board and batten wall complemented by a brick fireplace. The architectural genius of Wright can be observed in the harmonious blend of materials and the seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Natural light pours through large windows, illuminating the interior and emphasizing the home’s organic design philosophy.

6. Add A Touch Of Luxury With Board and Batten

white board and batten half wall in dining room with wallpaper above the board and batten

Add A Touch Of Luxury With Board and Batten

To create a luxurious dining room like this, install board and batten paneling up to chair rail height and paint it white to create a crisp, elegant backdrop.

Above the paneling, choose a sophisticated wallpaper with a subtle geometric pattern to add depth and a modern twist to the room. Finish the space with a statement chandelier, plush velvet chairs with brass accents, and a solid wood table to marry classic luxury with contemporary design.

7. Black Board and Batten Powder Room

Black board and batten box wall in center of modern home kitchen one side living room hall powder room

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Black Board and Batten Powder Room

For this inspiring look, the designers used black walls to create a striking contrast for this innovative black board and batten powder room. It cleverly separates the kitchen and hallway while offering a sneak peek of the surrounding living area.

And the best part? The kitchen, living, and dining areas seamlessly extend out to this amazing exterior deck, making it the perfect spot for relaxation and entertainment.

8. Try Bold and Cozy In The Bedroom

dark board and batten wall in bedroom with lamps and cozy furnishings and bedding

Design For Bold and Cozy In The Bedroom

To create a bold and cozy bedroom like this, start by constructing board and batten walls, painting them in a deep, moody shade to add drama and a sense of intimacy. Enhance the room’s coziness with plush bedding, multiple layers of textured pillows, and a soft, luxurious rug.

Complete the sophisticated ambiance with soft lighting from table lamps and accessorize with warm-toned wood furniture to balance the coolness of the walls.

9. Brighten With A White Board and Batten Entryway

white entry way white board and batten wall in front of white and glass front door sitting bench in front of board and batten wall

Brighten Your Entryway With A Board and Batten Wall

This entryway features a white board and batten wall, creating a stunning accent wall for the coat hooks, wall art, and bench.

This design style is both fresh and elegant, inviting all to step inside and experience the warmth and charm of the home.

10. Geometric Board and Batten Accent Wall In Living Room

green moss color accent wall in living room cream couch in front of wall with modern floor lamps on the side

Geometric Board and Batten Accent Wall In Living Room

This modern living room features a unique diagonal green moss-colored accent wall that adds an interesting visual element to the room.  This board and batten wall design is stunning and easy to create.

A comfortable cream-colored couch in front of the eye-catching wall and the contemporary floor lamps provide stylish lighting and a welcoming, stunning space for reading a book, visiting with guests, and relaxing.

11. Modern Dark Green Board and Batten Accent Wall

modern board and batten wall in bedroom green accent wall behind bed and modern nightstand

Modern Dark Green Board and Batten Accent Wall

This bedroom features an eye-catching modern board and batten accent wall. The dark green paint contrasts with the room’s other off-white colored walls, creating a stunning space.

The bedroom’s centerpiece is a contemporary upholstered bed with plush pillows and a textured throw blanket. Add accent pillows that match the board and batten accent wall to tie in the wall’s color for depth.

12. Entryway Board and Batten Wainscoting

Entryway white board and batten wainscoting with dark bench

Entryway Board and Batten Wainscoting

This stunning board and batten entry features elegant board and batten wainscoting, enhancing the space’s timeless charm. Take a moment to unwind on the inviting dark bench nestled against the paneling, a perfect spot to pause and appreciate the warmth of our home.

The front entryway dark wood bench against the wainscoting provides a convenient and comfortable spot to sit and take off shoes, and get situated, making the transition indoors seamless and inviting.

13. Modern Bedroom Board and Batten Wall Paneling

wood vertical board behind bed

Modern Bedroom Board and Batten Wall

This modern bedroom features a striking vertical board and batten accent wall, which adds depth and texture to the space.

The warm tones of the wooden slats complement the crisp white ceiling and dark brown wall, while the understated furniture and decor enhance the room’s serene and contemporary atmosphere.

14. Green Board and Batten Bedroom Accent Wall

dark green board and batten bedroom wall with light colored bed in front with two night tables

Green Board and Batten Bedroom Wall

This inviting bedroom is accentuated by a dark green board and a batten wall behind the bed, adding character and architectural interest.

Bathed in warm, natural light from the large windows, the bedroom features an eclectic mix of textures and elements, such as a plush rug, patterned pillows, and a rustic wooden headboard.

15. Modern Dining Room Black Accent Wall

Black Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall Tall Plant In corner with cream color round dining table with cream color chairs

Modern Dining Room Black Accent Wall

This elegant look features a sleek black modern board and batten accent wall in the dining area and provides a bold contrast to the surrounding decor.

The tall plant in the corner adds a touch of life, while a cream-colored round dining table and matching chairs create an inviting space for family meals and gatherings.

The modern board and batten accent wall is becoming increasingly popular with it’s versatile and sleek design styles. 

16. Nursery Board and Batten Half Wall

green board and batten wall behind crib and wall hanging above that says life is tough my darling but so are you there is a white reclining rocking chair next to it in this nursery

Nursery Board and Batten Half Wall

This charming nursery features a green board and batten wall behind the crib, adding a touch of warmth and character.

Above the crib, an inspiring wall hanging reads, “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you,” and the white reclining rocking chair nearby offers a comfortable spot for soothing and bonding with the little one.

17. White MDF Board and Batten Wall Paneling

white mdf board and batten in bathroom with three towel holders attached to the mdf board

White MDF Board and Batten Wall Panels

This charming board and batten wall is made with MDF board. MDF board and batten walls are often used in areas with high humidity and heat changes.

A half-wall board and batten lend a classic elegance and timeless appeal to a bathroom, and wall paneling is an easy way to dress up a wall in your home.

Here the crisp white finish of the board and batten contrasts beautifully with dark floor tiles and accents, thus creating a harmonious and visually striking design. 

18. Master Bedroom Board and Batten Wall

Master Bedroom Green Crisscross Board and Batten Accent Wall behind modern bed white bedding and earthtone accessories

Master Bedroom Board and Batten Wall

This modern board and batten design is a stunning accent wall for a master bedroom.  

The teal green color is a breathtaking color that complements earth tone accessories and cream and white bedding.

19. Living Room Board and Batten Feature Wall

Board and Batten Feature Wall vertical wooden slat wall in modern living room

Living Room Board and Batten Feature Wall

To create a board and batten feature wall like this in your living room, begin by affixing vertical wood slats to the wall, ensuring they are evenly spaced to create a rhythmic pattern that draws the eye.

Opt for a rich, natural wood finish for the slats to bring warmth and an organic feel to the room. Make sure the slats are securely attached and finished with a sealant to enhance durability and give your feature wall a polished look.

The vertical wood slat look provides a classic yet revitalized appeal that unifies many outstanding design styles.

20. Dining Room Modern Board and Batten Wall

black board and batten wall in modern dining room cream chairs with dark wood finishes and marble table

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Dining Room Modern Board and Batten Wall

Add a touch of contemporary pizzazz and warmth to your dining room by incorporating a striking dark diamond board and batten accent wall.

This captivating feature is sure to impress your guests while creating a delightful and inviting atmosphere for memorable gatherings.

21. Board and Batten Staircase

White board and batten staircase with love seat and plant at bottom of stairs

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Board and Batten Staircase

The elegant white board and batten staircase enhances the home’s interior with its timeless design.

This board and batten tall wall is a stunning visual as you climb the staircase. The board and batten, bathed in an elegant white, harmonizes with the surrounding walls, showcasing this traditional design style’s unique texture and pattern.

The imposing wall extends across two floors, paralleling the straight path of the light wood staircase.

At the bottom of the stairs, a comfortable loveseat and a potted plant create a welcoming atmosphere, inviting you to pause and relax.

22. Hallway Board and Batten Wall

hallway board and batten half way painted green with hooks that hang a hat a modern basket and artwork above it

Hallway Board and Batten Wall

This stylish hallway features a board and batten half-wall, that’s painted in a striking green hue.

This functional design includes hooks for hanging hats; a modern basket and also serves as a picture ledge for tasteful artwork, adding not only stunning appeal but practicality to the area.

23. Photo Board and Batten Accent Wall

black board and batten accent wall behind bed with 4 pieces of artwork hanging between the board and batten pieces

Photo Board and Batten Gallery Wall

This bedroom’s striking black board and batten accent wall behind the bed, creates a bold visual statement.

Four carefully curated photos serve as artwork between the board and batten pieces, enhancing the room’s aesthetic and adding a personal touch to the bedroom.

24. Horizontal Board and Batten Wall

Dark Horizontal board and batten board in modern living room

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Horizontal Board and Batten Wall

If you want to create an eye-catching horizontal board and batten wall in your living room or an elegant, easy-to-apply shiplap accent wall in any space in your home, these quarter-inch thick planks are perfect for the job.

Embrace the highly sought-after shiplap wall paneling for a stunning aesthetic in any area of your home.

25. Moulding Board and Batten Wall

moulding is used to create this cream accent wall behind a bench with 6 coat holders above the bench and pillows with storage baskets under bench in foyer

Moulding Board and Batten Wall

In this foyer, a chic DIY board and batten wall is created using moulding, which showcases an elegant cream accent color.

This DIY accent wall is a backdrop for an entryway bench featuring six coat holders above and storage baskets beneath, while cozy pillows complete the look.

This stylish and functional entrance space effortlessly combines DIY charm with practicality.

26. Black Board and Batten Divider Wall

Black Board and Batten Divider Wall between stairs and living room

Black Board and Batten Divider Wall

This dramatic black board and batten wall is the perfect divider wall for this space.

Hiding the staircase from the living area, it serves as a stunning accent wall.

27. Black Board and Batten Wall In Entryway

black board and batten wall in the entryway way with coat hooks, white bench and accents

Black Board and Batten Wall In Entryway

This black board and batten entry is a stunning backdrop for the white bench and coat hooks.

It’s a simple but elegant design to add to your foyer.

28. Diagonal Green Board and Batten Wall Behind Bed

dark green diagonal board and batten wall in bedroom behind bed

Diagonal Green Board and Batten Wall Behind Bed

This dark green diagonal board and batten wall adds an artistic flair to this bedroom.

The wall decor includes floating wall shelves, which adds dimension to the space.  

29. Green Hallway Board and Batten Walls

dark green hallway board and batten walls that go two thirds up

Green Hallway Board and Batten Walls

These stunning dark green board and batten walls in the hallway bring a breathtaking feel to this space.

These walls are two-thirds wall height and beautiful light fixtures and wall art hang above these walls.

30. Sweet Nursery Board and Batten Wall

girl nursery board and batten wall behind crib

Sweet Nursery Board and Batten Wall 

This DIY nursery board and batten wall adds a beautiful feminine touch to this nursery.  

From all-white walls to this Milk and Honey by Benjamin Moore this couple added the perfect accent wall to their baby girl’s nursery.

31. Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall

Black diagonal modern board and batten accent wall in foyer

Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall

This stunning modern black board and batten accent wall in the foyer offers a dramatic entrance for guests.

It’s the perfect wall accent to set a foyer high table against it,  and includes two pull-out modern chairs for guests to sit while they remove their shoes and get settled

32. Geometric Board and Batten Wall

green geometric board and batten wall in the dining room

Geometric Board and Batten Wall

This sage green geometric board and batten wall gives an artistic and modern flair to the dining room elevating this space.

The geometric design adds depth and texture, while the green color adds an earthy ambiance.

33. Black Board and Batten Wall Behind Bed

black board and batten wall behind bed bedroom has white and black accents

Black Board and Batten Wall Behind Bed

A black modern board and batten wall offers a dramatic and stunning accent wall for a bed.

The black and white wall art above the bed, with white nightstands and white and black bedding and throw pillows, offer the perfect accents to this luxurious bedroom.

34. Cream Board and Batten Wall

cream board and batten wall behind bed

Cream Board and Batten Wall

This cream-colored board and batten wall is the perfect accent wall for this vintage, rustic design.

Natural wood bedside furniture and light, cozy bedding completes the room’s beautiful aesthetics. 

35. Bedroom Board and Batten Wall Behind Bed

Bedroom Board And Batten Wall

Bedroom Board and Batten Wall Behind Bed

This dark grey board and batten wall in the bedroom adds an elegant and sophisticated touch to the space.

The white bedding and wood accents lend a soothing contrast to the accent wall.

36. Mudroom Board and Batten Wall

Mudroom board and batten wall

Mudroom Board and Batten Wall

This mudroom board and batten wall is the perfect accent wall for a mudroom bench.  The grand, custom design extends to the ceiling, and the wall light fixtures are a perfect addition to light the area above the bench.

Jamie and Ross at The Calico Home settled on a deep green paint color and added brass and wood accents for the final touches of this stunning space.

37. Dark Green Board and Batton Wall Behind TV

Dark Green Board and Batten Wall Behind TV With Wall Decor On Wall

Dark Green Board and Batton Wall Behind TV

This dark green board and batten wall behind the tv is the perfect accent wall for this living space.

Rather than a plain, sterile wall behind the television, this tv accent wall features a perfect blend of photos and wall decor, adding a personal touch to the area.

38. Modern Entryway Board And Batten Wall

modern entryway with white board and batten wall and bench in front of wall above wall says home

Modern Entryway Board And Batten Wall

This stunning white board and batten wall is the perfect accent wall for this modern entryway.

The white accent wall is a stunning contrast to the dark wood flooring and modern black seating bench.

39. Dark Gray Board and Batten Wall In Living Room

Dark Gray Board and Batten Wall In Living Room

Dark Gray Board and Batten Wall In Living Room

This dark gray board and batten wall complements this modern white living room by adding depth, contrast, and visual interest to the space.

The gray board and batten wall creates a striking contrast against the predominantly white living room, breaking up the monotony and adding visual interest, making the space feel more dynamic and engaging. 

40. Dark Green Board and Batten Breakfast Nook

Dark Green Board and Batten Wall In kitchen with a brown seating bench in front and black and white prints hanging on it

Dark Green Board and Batten Breakfast Nook

This dark green board and batten wall adds a touch of sophistication, harmony, and visual interest to this green modern kitchen.

The color harmony of the dark green accent wall coordinates with the brown seating bench, the black and white wall decor, the green elements, and the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, creating a cohesive and harmonious color scheme. This consistency helps tie the room together and provides a sense of balance and unity.

41. Black Board and Batten Half Wall

Black Board and Batten Half Wall In Cozy Modern Living Room

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Black Board and Batten Half Wall

This black board and batten half wall is perfect in this cozy family room

The brown bean bag lounge chairs, complemented by a Moroccan rug and brown plaid stools surrounding an industrial-style coffee table, are all arranged around a comfortable brown sectional sofa creating a modern but cozy space.

42. Board and Batten Accent Wall In Bedroom

Black Board and Batten Accent Wall Behind Behind With White Bedding and black throw pillows sage nightstands with table lamps

Board and Batten Accent Wall In Bedroom

This bedroom board and batten accent wall is stunning behind this white bed.

Black and white accent bedding and sage green nightstands perfectly complement this space.

43. Geometric Board and Wall Wall Idea

Grey geometric board and batten wall in modern room with white ceiling wood beams and wood floor modern ceiling light in room

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Geometric Board and Wall Wall Idea

To create an interior room with a geometric board and batten wall like this, you can find unique designs on Etsy to inspire your layout.

Begin by constructing the geometric pattern with precision-cut boards, mounting them on the wall securely, and then painting them boldly for a striking visual effect that serves as the room’s focal point.

44. Before and After Board and Batten Wall Treatment

Before and after photos of modern white and cream living room with after photo of board and batten wall treatment in a diagonal pattern

Before and After Board and Batten Wall Treatment

Before the transformation, this modern living room was light and airy but lacked a defining architectural element to anchor the space.

The room has gained depth and character after introducing a board and batten wall treatment, balancing its bright, modern aesthetic with a striking touch of contemporary elegance.

Board and batten wall designs are a simple but elegant way to elevate your room’s appeal.

45. Modern Master Bedroom Board and Batten Wall Cream Color

master bedroom board and batten wall behind grey bed in modern bedroom with wood accents

Modern Master Bedroom Board and Batten Wall Cream Color

In this modern bedroom, a cream colored board and batten wall creates an eye-catching backdrop for the sleek grey bed, adding depth and visual interest to the space.

Paired with carefully chosen wood accents that echo the warmth of the floor, this design choice strikes a balance between contemporary style and rustic charm, making the bedroom both inviting and stylish.

46. Modern Board and Batten TV Wall

black modern board and batten wall with open space left for tv installation in living room

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Modern Board and Batten TV Wall 

To create a modern board and batten TV wall like this, begin by installing evenly spaced vertical battens on the wall to create a clean and contemporary linear pattern. Choose a dark, matte paint to give the wall a sleek, modern edge that serves as a dramatic backdrop for your TV and media equipment.

Ensure the battens are designed to accommodate wiring and mountings, integrating the technology seamlessly into the wall for a polished and sophisticated media room aesthetic.

47. Half Wall Board and Batten In Entryway

half wall white board and batten in entryway with a wood sitting bench in front of it

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Half Wall Board and Batten In Entryway

Greeting visitors in the entryway is an inviting white half-wall board and batten design that gives the space a fresh, modern farmhouse appeal.

In front of it, a solid wooden bench offers a practical and stylish seating area, perfectly complementing the rustic charm of the wall treatment and welcoming guests with its homely warmth.

48. Board and Batten Wall Idea Behind Bed

dark grey board and batten wall in bedroom behind rustic bed with white bedding and white drapes

Board and Batten Wall Idea Behind Bed

In this bedroom, a dark grey board and batten wall adds a powerful depth and sophistication, serving as the perfect backdrop for the clean white bed and bedding.

Complementing the striking wall, the crisp white drapes lend a softness to the room, enhancing its tranquil atmosphere and providing a stunning contrast against the darker hues of the wall.

49. Elegant Interior Board and Batten Design

Elegant Interior Board and Batten Design white in entryway goes up brown stairs white and brown accent furniture

Elegant Interior Board and Batten Design

The entryway exudes sophistication with its elegant white interior board and batten design, creating an inviting appeal.

Dark hardwood stairs gracefully ascend from this space, complemented by white and brown accents that perfectly balance this design and color palette.

50. White Board and Batten Wall

White Board and Batten Wall In Living Room with 3 photos on ledge above it

White Board and Batten Wall

The living room boasts a white board and batten wall, providing a stunning backdrop for three carefully selected photos adorning the ledge above.

This crisp white trim accentuates the room’s aesthetic, elegantly contrasting with the rich, dark hardwood floors and harmoniously blending with the subtle brown accents throughout.

51. White Board and Batten In Bathroom

white half wall board and batten in bathroom with modern wall paper above and modern print and brown accent pieces

White Board and Batten In Bathroom

The white half wall board and batten in the bathroom creates a subtle yet stylish contrast with the modern wallpaper adorning the space above.

This contemporary aesthetic is perfectly accentuated by elegant toiletries and a modern print, all tied together by carefully curated brown accent pieces.

52. Entryway Board and Batten Wall With Lights

white board and batten wall in entryway with lights above wall art

Entryway Board and Batten Wall With Lights

This entryway features a white board and batten wall, presenting a crisp and inviting impression.

Lights are placed above wall art to illuminate the area and art, enhancing its aesthetic appeal.

53. Board and Batten Accent Wall With Decor Table

white board and batten accent wall with accent table in front holding lamp baskets and home decor

Board and Batten Accent Wall With Decor Table

This white board and batten accent wall serves as the perfect backdrop in the room, accentuating its visual appeal.

In front of it, a dark wood accent table is adorned with a lamp, baskets, and various home decor items, creating a harmonious blend of style and function.

54. Board and Batten Wood Accent Wall

Board and Batten wood accent wall in dining room

Board and Batten Wood Accent Wall

This dining room features a stunning board and batten wood accent wall, setting a warm backdrop for a meticulously handcrafted wooden dining table.

Above the table hangs a modern light fixture, adding a contemporary touch to the space.

55. Board and Batten TV Wall

Board and Batten Wall TV Wall with TV as a focal point in the middle of design

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Board and Batten TV Wall

The board and batten TV accent wall is smartly designed with the TV as its central focal point, merging aesthetics and functionality seamlessly.

The contemporary color palette, featuring grey board and batten with white trim, enhances the room’s sophistication.

56. Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall In Master Bedroom

Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall In rustic modern bedroom

Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall In Master Bedroom

In this rustic modern master bedroom, a modern board and batten accent wall is painted in a serene shade, san antonio grey, which instills a calming and relaxing ambiance.

The bedding and accent pillows carry a tasteful blend of black, white, and copper hues, adding depth and sophistication to the space.

These design elements combine to form a soothing bedroom sanctuary that is both stylish and inviting.

57. Board And Batten Wall Behind Bed

Bedroom board and batten wall behind bed in farmhouse bedroom

Board And Batten Wall Behind Bed

This board and batten wall behind the bed is accented by tastefully chosen wall art positioned above the bed.

The harmonious blue tones of the wall, bedding, and wall art above the bed contribute to a peaceful ambiance in the bedroom.

The dark accents from the farmhouse-inspired metal bed and wall sconces, set against the natural wood hue of the board and batten wall, provide an ideal contrast, enhancing the space’s overall aesthetic.

58. Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall

Modern board and batten accent wall in modern dining room sage green accent color and cream dining room table

Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall

The geometric design of this modern board and batten accent wall sets a subdued yet captivating tone for this dining area.

The sage green board and batten wall, paired with cream-colored dining chairs, contributes to a harmonious color scheme, while the elegant modern chandelier and tasteful dining table accents add a touch of refinement.

Together, these elements create a well-balanced, modern space.

59. Master Bedroom Board and Batten Wall

Master Bedroom board and batten wall room has vaulted ceilings with ceiling fan gallery wall

Master Bedroom Board and Batten Wall

This master bedroom board and batten wall provides a stylish backdrop, complementing the room’s vaulted ceilings and bedroom ceiling fan.

The bedroom decor is enriched by a personalized photo gallery wall and dark brown furniture pieces that contrast the white bed.

A cozy chair tucked into a corner adds a final touch, providing comfort and tranquility in this master bedroom setting.

60. Black Board and Batten Wall

Black board and batten wall in bathroom with white tile floor white sink black bathtub and hanging pendant lights

Black Board and Batten Wall

A striking black board and batten wall serves as a dramatic focal point in a bathroom, harmoniously balanced by a white tile floor and a white sink.

The black bathtub echoes the wall color while hanging pendant lights add an elegant touch to the overall aesthetic.

61. Green Board and Batten Wall Idea Behind Bed

green board and batten wall behind bed

Green Board and Batten Wall Idea Behind Bed

In a cozy bedroom, a striking green board and batten wall serves as a vibrant backdrop for a bed  with white, grey, and brown bedding.

Nightstands are on each side of the bed, and hanging above them are wall-attached lamps.  A nature themed watercolor adds a finishing touch, perfectly centered on the board and batten wall above the bed.

62. White Board and Batten Wall Behind White Bed

White board and batten wall behind white and cream bed grey sunburst mirror hangs above bed

White Board and Batten Wall Behind White Bed

In a serene bedroom, a white board and batten wall elegantly frames an off-white headboard, setting the stage for a bed dressed in crisp white bedding accented by off-white throw pillows and a coordinating blanket.

A grey sunburst mirror serves as a dramatic focal point above the bed, while an adjacent wall features a curated collection of black and white photos and wall decor, adding depth and personality to the space.

63. White Board and Batten Wall In Mudroom With A Bench

White board and batten wall in mud room bench in front

White Board and Batten Wall In Mudroom With A Bench

In a functional yet stylish mudroom, a white board and batten wall provides the perfect backdrop for a sturdy wood bench featuring dark grey compartments under the seating area, each holding a neatly tucked-away basket.

A brick floor lends rustic charm to the space, complemented by off-white and grey pillow accents on the bench, while a row of hooks on the board and batten wall above offers convenient storage for coats and bags.

64. Greige Board and Batten Accent Wall In Entryway

Greige board and batten accent wall in entryway with greige lvp flooring

The entryway is adorned with a board and batten accent wall painted in a versatile greige color.

Gold coat hangers add a touch of elegance to the space. A wooden sitting bench and greige LVP flooring complete the welcoming atmosphere.

65. Green Board and Batten Accent Wall With Pink Accents

green board and batten wall in home office with brown and pink accents

The room features a green board and batten accent wall that is beautifully accented with brown and pink accent colors.

The overall ambiance of the space is serene and calming. The soft and inviting color palette contributes to the room’s warm and welcoming feel.

66. Green Board and Batten Half Wall In Sitting Room

green board and batten half wall In sitting room

The sitting area is defined by a green board and batten half-wall, with comfortable seating arranged in front of it.

Art pieces are thoughtfully placed on the ledge of the half-wall, adding a touch of sophistication to the space.

An area rug lies atop the wood floors, bringing warmth and texture to the room.

67. White Board and Batten Half Wall In Living Room

white board and batten half wall with dark grey above in living room with couch in front

The living room features a striking contrast with a white board and batten half-wall and a black wall above it.

A leather couch is strategically placed in front of the half-wall, providing a comfortable seating area.

Above the half-wall, two floating shelves are adorned with photographs and art accent pieces, adding a personal touch to the space.

68. White Board and Batten Wall In Living Room Large Wall

white board and batten accent wall on large wall in living room

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A white board and batten accent wall elevates the design on the large wall of this modern living room, creating a sophisticated backdrop.

The room also features a stairway with black iron balusters that perfectly complement the overall decor.

A wood floor is accented by a greige area rug, adding both comfort and style to the space.

69. Grey Board and Batten Wall On Staircase Wall

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This staircase has a beautiful grey board and batten half-wall, Sherwin Williams Repose Gray, contrasting beautifully with the white wall behind it.

White balusters and a black handrail provide an eye-catching detail that harmonizes with the overall design.

Below the staircase, the living room is furnished with white furniture punctuated by black and grey accents, creating a cohesive and modern look.

Keep These In Mind With Board and Batten Walls

Board and Batten Patterns

Board and batten patterns create a visually striking design element in interior spaces, adding depth and texture to walls.

Batten patterns can range from simple, evenly spaced vertical lines to more intricate geometric layouts, offering endless possibilities for customization and personalization.

Traditional Vertical Pattern:

This is the classic board and batten look. Start with wider boards placed vertically and spaced evenly apart.

Then, secure narrower battens over the joints where the boards meet. The vertical lines draw the eye upward, making the ceiling feel higher.

Horizontal Pattern:

Instead of placing boards vertically, they are positioned horizontally with battens covering the seams.

This creates a more relaxed and contemporary feel, which can be especially suitable for spaces like bedrooms or casual living areas.

Grid or Checkerboard Pattern:

Combine vertical and horizontal battens to create a grid-like pattern on the wall.

This can add intricate detail and depth to any room, especially when painted in contrasting colors or left in a natural wood finish.

Diagonal Pattern:

Boards and battens are placed diagonally, creating a dynamic diamond or zig-zag pattern.

This can act as a unique accent wall, especially when combined with appropriate lighting to accentuate the angles.

Varied Width Pattern:

Instead of using boards of the same width, mix and match different widths for both boards and battens. This creates an eclectic, unexpected texture that can add a touch of modernity to a space.

Ensure there’s a method to the madness, like repeating a specific pattern or sequence, so it looks intentional and harmonized.

Remember that color can also significantly affect the overall aesthetic when incorporating board and batten patterns.

Painting the boards and battens in the same color provides a more subtle texture while using contrasting colors can make the pattern pop and become a focal point.

Popular Board and Batten Wall Styles

Board and batten walls can significantly influence the mood and atmosphere of a room, depending on the style chosen.

Classic Full Wall:

This style covers the entire height of the wall from floor to ceiling. The traditional vertical pattern provides an elegant and timeless look.

Depending on the width and spacing of the boards, this style can be subtle or more pronounced.

Modern Asymmetrical Pattern:

Modern design often embraces asymmetry. For this style, boards and battens are placed irregularly or at varied widths, creating a dynamic and contemporary pattern.

This breaks away from the predictable rhythm of traditional board and batten, giving the wall an updated, avant-garde appearance.

Wainscoting or Half Wall:

In this style, board and batten only cover the lower portion of the wall, typically one-third to one-half of the wall’s height.

This can be paired with wallpaper or a different paint color above, adding a classic touch that’s perfect for dining rooms, hallways, or bedrooms.

Rustic:

The rustic style for board and batten walls often incorporates natural, untreated wood, highlighting its inherent textures and grain patterns.

This approach evokes a warm, inviting ambiance reminiscent of mountain homes, cabins, and country-style charm.

Creating Your Own Board and Batten Design

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As you get ideas and inspiration for your board and batten wall journey, remember the endless possibilities.

Embrace your creativity and let your imagination run wild as you explore various patterns, colors, and materials to design a wall that reflects your unique taste and style.

Use the above board and batten interior wall designs for inspiration! 

So, go ahead and transform your space with this timeless wall treatment.

Happy decorating!

DIY Board and Batten Wall Tutorial

How To Create A DIY Board and Batten Feature Wall

A board and batten feature wall is an exceptional accent wall idea that can dramatically elevate the look and feel of any room. This classic wall treatment combines wood panels and trim, creating an eye-catching pattern that adds depth and character to your home decor.

Here we walk you through a step-by-step guide to creating your very own board and batten interior wall.

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Materials and Tools For DIY Board and Batten Wall

Board and Batten Wall Calculator

Don’t guess! Use this board and batten layout calculator to determine even batten spacing and find out how many battens you’ll need for your wall.

Be Prepared: 

• Wood (backer board, horizontal piece, trim pieces, and battens)
• Baseboard
• Construction adhesive (e.g., Liquid Nails)
• Finish nails and brad nails
• Caulk
• Wood filler
• Paint
• Measuring tape
• Level
• Miter saw
• Brad nailer or nail gun
• Home Depot (or any other home improvement store) for supplies

Steps To Create Your DIY Board and Batten Wall

 

1. Prepare the Wall: First, clean the wall and ensure it’s free of any dirt or debris. If you’re dealing with a textured wall, consider installing a smooth backer board to cover the textured surface, creating a more uniform foundation for your wall treatment. Secure the backer board using construction adhesive and finish nails.

2. Install the Baseboard: Remove the existing baseboard (if necessary) and replace it with a new one that matches your desired design. Attach the baseboard to the wall using a nail gun or brad nailer.

3. Attach the Horizontal Piece: Measure and cut a horizontal piece of wood to the desired length, and install it above the baseboard using construction adhesive and finish nails. Use a level to ensure it’s properly aligned.

4. Install the Batten Wainscoting: Measure the height and spacing for your batten wainscoting. Cut the vertical trim pieces (battens) to the desired length using a miter saw. Attach the battens to the wall using construction adhesive and brad nails, ensuring they are evenly spaced and level.

5. Apply the Trim Piece: Measure, cut, and install the trim pieces to cover the seams between the backer board and the horizontal piece, as well as the top edge of the horizontal piece. Secure the trim using construction adhesive and finish nails.

6. Fill Nail Holes and Caulk: Use wood filler to fill each visible nail hole, and apply caulk to the seams between the wood pieces and the wall. Allow the wood filler and caulk to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 7: Paint Your Board and Batten Feature Wall: Finally, paint your newly created board and batten feature wall in a color that complements your home decor. Allow the paint to dry completely before reattaching any fixtures or furniture.

How To Install Board and Batten Wainscoting 

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A board and batten wall is a fantastic way to elevate your home’s interior design.  Use these interior board and batten wall ideas for inspiration.

Many go the DIY route, and by following the above steps and using the right tools and materials when creating your own board and batten wall, you’ll create a stunning accent wall that adds character and depth to your space.

The sky is the limit for board and batten color ideas. You can truly personalize your board and batten wall with color and design.

Visit your local Home Depot or other home improvement stores for guidance and inspiration too!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What Is Board and Batten?

Board and batten is an exterior or interior paneling that uses wide boards and narrow wooden strips, known as battens. The boards are installed first, followed by the battens which are typically used to cover the seams between the boards, offering a visually appealing pattern. This design style is often used for the diverse range of visual styles it offers – from traditional, to modern, to rustic and is popular in everything from homes to barns.

What Is A Batten Board?

A batten board, often used in architectural design and construction, is a decorative treatment for walls and ceilings featuring alternating wide boards and narrow wooden strips, known as battens. The battens typically cover the seams between the boards, providing a rustic or classic look.

What Is Common Board And Batten Spacing?

Common board and batten spacing for interior wall designs usually range between 12 to 16 inches in the center, but can vary depending on the look you’re trying to achieve. The spacing is measured from the center of one batten to the center of the next, ensuring a uniform look throughout the design.

How Is Spacing Measured For A Board And Batten Geometric Design?

When creating a geometric design with board and batten, the spacing is measured from the center of one batten to the center of the next, ensuring a uniform look throughout the design. However, this standard measurement can be adjusted based on the desired geometric pattern, such as a diamond or square, in which case the spacing would be determined by the specific points of intersection or alignment within the pattern.

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