How To Style A Farmhouse Board And Batten Wall || Worthing Court

At the onset of our foyer makeover, I knew that one of the most important improvements that I wanted to make was to brighten this dark’ish space.  The addition of a painted white board and batten wall has accomplished just that!  Take a look at how far this wall has come.

This wall has gone from a blank canvas…

Farmhouse Style Makeover Plans For A Suburban Foyer || Worthing Court

…to the addition of board and batten…

Farmhouse Style Makeover Plans For A Suburban Foyer || Worthing Court

…to a finished, caulked, painted and styled wall!

 Fill a board and batten wall with baskets, grapevine wreaths and greenery to create a farmhouse feel || Worthing Court

I always knew that I would put hooks for coats on the left side of the wall, but struggled with what to do on the right.  In the end, I realized that there will be times when we need lots of places to hang coats, so I added them to the right side as well.

How To Style A Farmhouse Board And Batten Wall || Worthing Court

Pookie helped me build these super simple benches a couple of weeks ago.  I’ll be sharing the tutorial soon!  You may notice that the fabric is the same as what I used on our chairs in the dining room.

How To Style A Farmhouse Board And Batten Wall || Worthing Court

All of the electrical work has been completed and the new lighting has been installed.  If you have a sharp eye, you can probably look at these photos and figure out which foyer lighting collection I decided to go with.  🙂

This post is supposed to be about how to style a farmhouse board and batten wall, so here are my tips:

  • Use lots of texture – think baskets, straw hats and grapevine wreaths.
  • Use greenery and/or dried or faux flowers.
  • Add elements of zinc or galvanized metal. 
  • Soften things up with fabric – upholstered pieces and pillows.
  • Display your items in unexpected ways on inexpensive black hooks.  THESE are my favorite.

How To Style A Farmhouse Board And Batten Wall || Worthing CourtThe best part about this?  Everything that I used, with the exception of the benches, came out of my stash!

Here’s where my to-do list stands as of today:

  • Caulk and paint the board and batten wall white, to match the trim.
  • Replace the chandelier, add sconces to either side of the doorway into the office and add a matching flush mount in the hallway at the top of the stairs.
  • Replace the area rug.  The current one just isn’t working well with two dogs.
  • Add hooks to the board and batten wall to the left of the office opening.
  • What am I going to do on the board and batten wall to the right of the office opening???
  • Build (maybe) two benches – one for each side of the office opening.
  • Do something on the big honkin’ wall going up the steps.  Gallery wall???
  • Made a decision about whether or not to add sconces to either side of the mirror above the gray chest.
  • Add an outlet inside of the coat closet.  That’s where our modem and router are located.  See that extension cord running around the wall beside the gray chest?
  • Add some sort of drapery or shade to the window at the bottom of the steps.
  • Replace the smoke detector in the upstairs hallway.
  • Add accessories!

 

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