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The timeless beauty of beadboard adds charm and coziness to the home

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What is a beadboard? Most people are well acquainted with these as they are widely used throughout the house. Beadboard is a type of paneling (wall or ceiling paneling) and may cover a wall partially or entirely. The panels are covered in a series of distinctive grooves and resembles planks which are lined vertically. The ridges between the planks is known as “beads” and that’s where the name comes from. The paneling dates back to the early 1800s and has been used in interior ever since.

 How to use beadboard panels as a decorative element?

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Beadboard panels are appreciated for their insulation properties as well as decorative value as they can be painted any color to match the overall design. Usually the installation is vertically but for a different look a horizontal installation is also possible. The main types of beadboard are the singular boards and the sheet panels. Tongue-in-groove beadboards are more difficult to install as each one is installed individually while panels take much less time. The paneling is used in bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, entryways as well as for ceiling coverage.

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Beadboard panels are ideal for the entryway as they provide insulation and protection of the walls form possible dirt. Beadboard ceilings are also quite popular, especially in the Cape cod style and are usually associated with beach-style interiors. A classic look in the bathroom can be achieved with such panels as well as in bedrooms. When using beadboard as interior decoration, you need to consider a few things in advance. The first one is to decide what type of look you want – a traditional or more contemporary. The profile of beadboards also has great significance and it is advisable to get samples before you apply it so that you are sure you will get the desired effect. Depending on the place where you plan to use the beadboard, the materials may differ. Panels for bathrooms, porches or other outdoor areas have to be moisture resistant. Check the gallery and see inspiring ways to add charm and beauty to your home.

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