INSIDE : Creating an affordable and fresh look to your home with DIY Board and Batten is easier than you think. Whether your home has a more classic feel to it or a modern flair, these 35 Board and Batten Accent Wall Ideas will help you create a beautiful feel to any room in your home.
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A few years ago, I was needing to make some kind of improvement and modernize our Hallway Bathroom. The space was a creamy yellow with old outdated hardware and fixtures. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money completely gutting and redesigning the room, but it was in need of something.
I decided a modern take on Board and Batten would be ideal for the space. I decided to make mine a little higher than a traditional chair rail height and to paint in a fun bold color.
You can see my Hallway Bathroom here and how to build a Modern Board and Batten DIY Accent Wall.
The thing is, I have had so many people rave about this bathroom and really it’s the beautiful modern board and batten wall that is the show stopper… also the wallpaper is amazing!
So, if you are in agreement with me that adding board and batten is one of the most versatile cladding techniques around then you will be thrilled that I am sharing so many inspirational Board and Batten Feature Wall ideas today!
What are board and batten walls?
Board and batten designs are a unique in that they are made up of boards that are typically placed vertically on a wall with the empty spaces between them filled in with battens as a way to create a feature detail on your wall.
This helps to add depth to the wall and give it more visual interest. This method is most often used more commonly now on interior walls.
Board and batten is typically used as a feature statement in a room or sometimes is done on all four walls, but it can also be used on larger projects like barns and warehouses.
Although it had been used more in traditional styled homes, it has taken on a new more modern look with unique spacings or heights of the boards or more bold color choices in interior design currently.
Modern Board and Batten Feature Wall
Whether you add a modern Board and Batten feature to your bathroom, bedroom, hallway or entryway there are endless ideas to make it functional and the perfect DIY addition for your space.
Let’s get into a few wonderful Board and Batten Accent and Feature Wall Ideas below.
35 Gorgeous Board and Batten Accent Wall Ideas
Creating an affordable and fresh look to your home with DIY Board and Batten is easier than you think. Whether your home has a more classic feel to it or a modern flair, these Board and Batten Accent Wall Ideas will help you create a beautiful feel to any room in your home.
Blue green board and batten wall in boys’ shared bedroom
Create a beautiful floor to ceiling blue green board and batten wall with this tutorial.
Creating a Modern Wood Sage Green Accent Wall
Create a fun geometric board and batten in a soft green color using this idea!
Living Room Floor to Ceiling Board and Batten
This floor to ceiling white board and batten is a perfect addition to this relaxed living room!
How to build a modern Board and Batten Accent Wall
See how to spruce up your hallway bathroom by learning how to build a modern board and batten accent wall treatment using the gorgeous teal hue of BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paint in Dragonfly PPU12-03 from BEHR’s Color Trends.
Traditional Board & Batten Tutorial
Create a beautiful blue board and batten wall with a ledge using this great tutorial.
Guest Bedroom Makeover Dark Board and Batten Square Wall
This dark hunter green board and batten square wall is a beautiful contrast in the room.
How To DIY a Pink Board and Batten Wall
Adding a pink statement board and batten in her bathroom is such a fun idea!
DIY Boho Wood Geometric Pattern Wall
Creating a simple geometric raw wood wal is the perfect bohemian statement here.
How to Make a DIY Board and Batten Wall with Shelf
Adding a small wood shelf detail to the top of your board and batten wall is a great idea!
Easy DIY Board and Batten Accent Wall
Adding a beautiful teal color to this Hallway Board and batten adds interest and beauty!
DIY Gray Board and Batten Feature Wall
Using your board and batten shelf for a picture ledge is a great DIY project.
How to DIY a Rectangle Board and Batten Wall
This stunning dark teal board and batten wall features rectangular shapes adding another layer of interest to this DIY wall.
DIY Board and Batten in the Girls' Bathroom
Installing hooks in this girl's bathroom is a great storage solution with this board and batten installation.
Painting a DIY master bedroom Board and Batten Wall
I love this beautiful shade of blue added to her Master Bedroom board and batten wall.
Deep Green Board & Batten Wall
Deep green suits this DIY Board and Batten so well. And the addition of a raw piece of lumber is the perfect shelf idea.
DIY Diamond Paneled Wall
Why not add diamonds to a more traditional wood accent wall? Love the soft yellow color on her DIY feature wall, too.
DIY Board & Batten Wall Treatment
The black paint adds the perfect drama to this floor to ceiling DIY Board and Batten treatment!
How To: Board and Batten
Creating unique square shapes within your DIY Board and Batten feature wall is another great solution to bringing interest to your space.
DIY Board and Batten Wall
This DIY Board and Batten wall would be the perfect backdrop to any room in your home!
Fast & Easy Board and Batten Wall
Such a fun twist to add a double vertical board on this Easy Board and Batten Wall design.
How to Hang Wall Art over Board & Batten Trim
Learn how to hang artwork over a board and batten wall! Love this idea.
Stunning DIY Board and Batten Entryway
Adding DIY Board and Batten to your entryway is an amazing idea to create drama to the front of your home.
DIY Board and Batten Accent Wall Hallway
Another beautiful example of DIY Board and Batten in a hallway to make for an amazing accented space.
DIY Accent Wall - Board and Batten + Herrinbone Wainscotting Combo
Creating this DIY Accent wall using black DIY Board and Batten along with a herringbone treatment is a fun combination!
DIY Wood Trim Accent Wall
This DIY Wooden Trim accent wall is so fun for a teenager's bedroom!
DIY Board & Batten Wall
A gorgeous soft green adds interest to this DIY Board and Batten Accent Wall.
How to Create a Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall
Creating a geometric Board and Batten Accent is a fun modern twist.
DIY Board and Batten Accent Wall
Add drama to your space with a Board and Batten Accent Wall.
DIY Board and Batten
Even just adding vertical boards to you walls gives this room a very dramatic feel.
Pink Board and Batten Wall
This pink Board and Batten Accent Wall feels very modern but with a beautiful feminine feel.
How to create DIY Board and Batten wall panelling
Follow these steps to build a beautiful DIY Beige Board and Batten wall panel detail in your room.
How to DIY a Hex Panelled Wall
Such a creative DIY Hex panelled wall in this dining room space.
Board and Batten Transitional Primary Bedoom
A traditional board and batten wall treatment in a soft brown color is perfect in this primary bedroom.
How To Install Board and Batten
This eclectic styled white DIY board and batten wall looks perfect in the family room.
Little Boy's Room Board and Batten feature wall
Love this feature wall for a little boy's bedroom!
Best board and Batten materials to use
There are numerous types of wood that are ideal for board and batten use in your home.
I used Pine Trim Board and Pre-Primed MDF Boards for my Modern Board and Batten Bathroom wall.
Other good wood options are cedar, pine, oak, and redwood. Vinyl is more affordable and will have lower maintenance than wood as it doesn’t need to be painted or stained if you using it outdoors.
And if you are wanting the look of board and batten but without the cost, time or actual work… are you ready for this? You can apply Faux Board and Batten wallpaper to your room!
This company on Amazon, NextWall, sells Faux Board and Batten Peel and Stick Wallpaper in five different colors. It comes in Arctic Gray, Blue Stream, Dark Blue, Harbor Gray and Sage Green. Honestly, all 5 colors are the perfect addition to any room. I am very tempted to give this a try!
Board and Batten costs
The cost of board and batten will hugely vary depending on the type of material you choose and how much you are using in your space.
It can run anywhere from $2 to $12 per each siding piece. My project was about $200 for the wood + the paint and wallpaper costs.
Be sure to take measurements of your space, draw out your plan with the spacing you plan to use and then decide which wood type works best with your budget.