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Create Texture With Beadboard Walls

Beadboard painted out bright white evokes country charm.

Older homes often already have beadboard, but to fake this rustic cottage style, install it yourself and paint the wooden slats white. In this colourful children's bedroom, regatta flags, buoys and patriotic rugs break up the white walls and complete the seaside look.

For more beachy and nautical rooms, see our Seaside-Inspired Interiors photo gallery.

To learn how to make your own coiled-rope lamp, view Michael Penney's Online TV DIY segment.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home July 2010 issue
  • Products: Striped throws, Elte; red table, lamp, Ikea; bedding, Lakeside Trading Company; bunting, The White Company.
  • Designer: Stuart Gordon

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