Beadboard Ceiling Panels - A Lesson in Class and Charm

Beadboard Ceiling Panels - A Lesson in Class and Charm

Beadboard ceilings add instant charm or beachy vibes to just about any space. Get tips, see photos, and more.

Beadboard and shiplap are often associated with the New England shoreline’s tidy Cape Cod houses with their pristine exteriors and inviting interiors. While beadboard does lend a hint of cottage appeal, it’s fresh, uncomplicated styling goes well with traditional and contemporary décor as well.

There’s something about the detailing of beadboard that always looks vibrant and clean, making it an ideal choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and family rooms. Beadboard ceiling panels add a layer of texture that enhances the look of furnishings without changing the overall scheme.

Design Tips:

  • Easily update the look of a plain drywall ceiling with beadboard planks without losing any ceiling height.
  • Traditional white beadboard brightens a space and helps reflect light back into a room, but you can also paint ceiling planks to coordinate with yor room colors.
  • Beadboard planks are a decorative solution to easily camouflage damaged or outdated ceilings, such as popcorn or plaster.
  • Install beadboard ceiling panels in the same direction as your floor boards for visual continuity. If you have ceiling beams, run the panels perpendicular to beams for an interesting twist.

Classic beadboard installed on the ceiling is a great way to update a room without spending a lot of time or money.