You might consider various options while refurbishing your bathroom. While floor tiles, wall tiles, and paint are very common elements, you would definitely like to add a unique element to this area. Beadboard wall paneling is one such option that you can choose to make the area much more beautiful. Beadboard originated in 18th century Europe and was used primarily as decorative wall details in informal homes and cottages. However, in the 17th century beadboard had been used as formal decorative wall panels in the Federalist and Queen Anne styles. Beadboard wall paneling can add personality to a country, French country, cottage or shabby chic bathroom. Beadboard wall paneling is composed of individual boards that a provide rustic, textured look. You can find both wood and composite material beadboard, which may be a better choice in a bathroom.
If you opt for wood beadboard, you can stain it for a natural look or paint it a shade that matches the rest of your bathroom, However, traditional beadboard wall panelling is usually painted white and applied only a third or half of the way up the wall. You can top it with a chair rail or other decorative moulding for a finished look. You can also install beadboard so it covers two-thirds of the walls and cap it with a plate rail to provide additional storage space in your bathroom.