Last Updated on September 30, 2022
It is easier and more affordable than you think to DIY board and batten walls! Whether you want a classic look or a modern twist, these board and batten wall ideas and tutorials will help you add interest and dimension to any space.
I am so excited that we are finally making design changes to our staircase and upstairs hallway! This area has been driving me crazy since we moved into our house-it was NOT our style and I have been desperate for a change but wasn't sure which direction I wanted to go. We played around with lots of mockups and finally decided that we wanted board and batten!
Of course that opened up a whole new world of design decisions. There are lots of ways you can create a board and batten effect and lots of designs. I scoured the internet during the planning stages and found so many amazing DIY options out there.
Once I settled on the design, we tackled our DIY board and batten accent wall and it was surprisingly easy and affordable! And when we were finished, we had a beautiful upstairs hallway that I absolutely love! I still cannot get over how much adding the wall treatment totally transformed the space.
There are so many cool and clever ideas and tutorials out there. Check out these amazing wall treatments and get inspired to create your own board and batten wall!
My Favorite Board and Batten Wall Ideas
Fast & Easy Board and Batten Wall by Houseful of Handmade. I love this nontraditional board and batten by Kati in her bathroom. The unique spacing and proportions give it a modern look.
How To DIY (Pink) Board and Batten by Yellow Brick Home. This board and batten has detailed trim molding and looks so pretty in blush pink– Perfect for a relaxing bathroom sanctuary.
Board and Batten Staircase Accent by Thrifty Decor Chick. Sarah created this awesome staircase wall with only $15 in trim. With the addition of boards and frame ledges, she created a budget-friendly showstopper.
Board and Batten Tutorial by Sincerely Sarah D. What an awesome upgrade to a kids' room with MDF board and batten and wallpaper! This combo is a great tailored look for a sophisticated room.
DIY Board and Batten Wall by Angela Rose Home. This DIY'er created a grid for her board and batten bedroom walls. The wide-spaced boxes in the dark moody teal create a calming sanctuary.
DIY Diamond Paneled Wall by Handmade Haven. Her tutorial explains how to use each cut trim piece to create a diamond pattern accent wall. She connects them with brad nails and liquid nails and finished it off with Behr paint in Butterscotch.
DIY a Hex Panelled Wall by Well I Guess This is Growing Up. The bright blue hexagon wall has such a cool modern look. This DIY took a lot to figure and they made a lot of mistakes along the way, but the good news is they tell you exactly what to do to recreate it successfully!
Modern Wood Accent Wall by Within the Grove. This modern wall with wood detail is so cool. She got her inspiration from a magazine cover and made it herself. It looks like it is straight out of an interior designer's portfolio.
Builder Grade Wall Upgrade with Board and Batten by Lolly Jane. Dining rooms don't have to be boring! This big splashy floral wallpaper is balanced perfectly with the light pink board and batten.
DIY Wood Trim Accent Wall by The Merry Thought. This boy's room had a batten look that was made to feel like mountains with geometric flair. I love how interesting it is.
Board and Batten and Herringbone Wainscotting Combo by Southern Revivals. This combines two different board and batten wall ideas and makes for a very cool accent wall. Jamie uses two different colors to set her two different designs apart. I love the natural board diving the two.
DIY Boho Wood Wall by Hand Makes Home. This DIY project only took one day and $100! Such a beautiful board treatment and an inexpensive way to create a big impact!
Dark Board and Batten Square Wall by Nesting with Grace. I love the dark contrast wall of this simple board and batten with the white walls in the bedroom.
Board and Batten with a Stained Photo Ledge by Bright Green Door. This DIY was part of a much larger project. I love how clean and fresh this looks with the white board and batten and wallpaper!
Easy Board and Batten Wall by Home on Popular Creek. Extra tall board and batten is paired with a classic buffalo plaid wallpaper to complete the look of this sophisticated nursery!
Full Wall Board and Batten and Stamped Ceiling by House Mix. For her boys' shared room, Kate created a full wall of board and batten and coordinated the color of it with the stars she stamped on the ceiling. It is so dreamy and fun!
Modern Board And Batten Accent Wall by Delineate Your Dwelling. Amy gave her bathroom an amazing modern update with dark teal board and batten and a fresh white above it. She added the perfect decor touches to complete her design.
DIY Board and Batten with a Shelf by Brepurposed Design. Bre switched it up by doing a white wood treatment on the bottom half of the wall and an olive green on the wall above it. I love the contrast and it makes for a very cool nursery.
Narrow Board and Batten on House Beautiful. This home has a board and batten treatment over the entire wall and it looks great in this mudroom space.
Faux Board and Batten by Anita Yokota. This accent wall has slats paired together to create a non-traditional board and batten, finished off with a fun teal green paint color. The treatment makes the ceilings look high which is an added bonus.
DIY Board and Batten in the Bathroom by The Turquoise Home. Since bathrooms don't have a lot of furniture, adding board and batten is a great way to create visual interest on a blank wall. Laura DIY'ed this wall and added hooks later for towels!
Easy $30 Board and Batten by Remington Avenue. Classic board and batten is an easy DIY that makes this front room feel brighter and is the perfect backdrop for a piano. Not to mention that it was only $30 to create!
Aren't these amazing ideas to create a beautiful accent wall in your home? You can easily do this in any room–just pick your inspiration or tutorial and choose your paint color and get started!
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