Q: I'm swapping my kids' rooms, and my son will be going into my girls' room. Currently, there is white beadboard along the lower half of the room, which to me has always seemed a little more feminine or babyish. Do you have any good examples of beadboard in a boy's room, perhaps painted a color other than white? (I'm thinking gray or a putty color?) My son is almost 9, so I don't want the room to look too youthful, but I also don't think I want to remove the beadboard, either. Thanks!
Sent by Jennifer
Editor: My favorite example of beadboard in a boy's room is in Miles and Andrew's shared attic space. Unlike most beadboard that begins at waist level, this covers the whole room, but you get the idea. I think painting yours is a fine idea. Readers, can you point Jennifer to boy's rooms with beadboard/wainscoting or examples of non-white beadboard?
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