Faking Beadboard


I love the look of beadboard. I would love to have the look of beadboard in my home. I’d live in a beardboard house if I could.

However, I do not own any type of cutting equipment and I don’t believe in paying someone to put it up for me (not my style, duhhh).

So I was pretty tickled when I discovered beadboard wallpaper. Yes. Beadboard wallpaper. Wallpaper I can do. (Thanks for all the practice Mom!)

This is from Southern Hospitality (where I first discovered there was such a thing). Looks pretty real, no?


It even looks like there is a raised texture. I like this idea because it’s a quick and easy change. You don’t need to pull off the molding or baseboards.


And it’s paintable! If it doesn’t match with your existing trim color you could paint it to match, or paint it a funky color like this photo:


And it’s (my second favorite word) inexpensive! (Free being the favorite. Obviously.) At $30 for a 30′ roll that could make quite the impact on a room in an inexpensive way.

Southern Hospitality recommends using Graham & Brown beadboard wallpaper. Although the Martha Stewart brand is now offering some that can be found at Home Depot.

I am definitely checking this out. I’d love to do our backsplash and below some of our chair rails.

Has anyone seen this in person before? Anyone tried it out?

10 thoughts on “Faking Beadboard

  1. Hey, thanks for the shoutout! It really is fantastic paper & I highly recommend it & hope you will try it. I’m just opened an online shop & I’m selling it there, direct from Graham Brown, so hope you’ll stop by. I have shouted praises from the rooftops over this wonderful product.

  2. Oh, my — delightful! This could be the answer to my unprayed prayer. I am amazed at how authentic it looks. Though I fear removing it, if we tired of it. Just swore (well, promised) I would never use wallpaper in our home again. Well, we didn’t, but the previous owners did. Only the kitchen/den/great room left to strip. Great idea — fake beadboard. Thanks for telling us!

  3. I was using Martha Stewart across My dininng room and ran out, and home depot is now out of stock! I hope I can carry on with this wall paper ?

  4. Can you please tell me where you found the beautiful iron rack pictured in the photo above the beadboard? I’ve been searching for something like that for my laundry room! Thank you!

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