Design Definitions: What's the Difference Between Wainscoting and Beadboard?
An inexpensive alternative to tile, beadboard is a great choice for bathrooms because it is relatively durable, can be painted any color, and can be installed at any height. While you often see it in traditional or rustic bathrooms, bead board does not have to impart a cutesy country feel. It can be positively sleek and cool. And best of all, beadboard can add a new visual contrast to any remotely blah bathroom.