High or low? I can’t decide.

So my next project is a board and batten wall for my front room behind my couch. If you are unfamiliar with the craze you can check out a some great tutorials and examples here and here and here. I was hesitant on whether or not I wanted to put in the extra work but now I’ve seen a ton of board and batten projects all over the internet and I think it can make a room look so great and put together. But of course I can’t decide if it should be a traditional low style or a high modern looking one or maybe even a grid style. Everyone seems to have their own little twist to it to make it look good in their own houses. Most the examples I’ve seen are higher up on the wall.

I whipped up some mock photoshop versions to help me get a visual idea.  I have this vaulted ceiling and partial wall on the left that make it difficult for me to know how it’ll feel in the room. Ideas?

Low: about  anywhere between 32 to 40 inches high, just enough to see it above the couch. Actually when I look at this picture, maybe lower.

low boards

High: 63 inches high, about my eye level.

high boards

or grid: still high but with the grid look

grid wall

Whatcha think? Are you laughing at my photoshopped board and batten walls? Are you thinking about doing it too?

Want to vote because I’m such a poor decision maker?

Which Board and batten style looks best?
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Thanks very muches.

5 comments on High or low? I can’t decide.

  1. linnie
    January 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm (5 years ago)

    I like this look!! My favorite is the grid-the bottom picture, next the top, and my third is the middle.

    Do you want to put pictures or something on the plain wall above the board/batten? If so maybe the top photo which is level with the couch would be best.

    I like the bottom best before because I think it makes the space look a little bigger.

    I am sure whatever you choose will be great.
    Love you
    Mom C

  2. jessica
    January 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm (5 years ago)


    I like the grid too but always think of dusting all the horizontal slats.

  3. Tammy
    January 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm (5 years ago)

    I really like the grid!

  4. Debbie Grandma
    January 31, 2012 at 12:29 am (5 years ago)

    I’m thinking I like the grid, too. Then the high, then the low. Dusting can be done by the kiddos. High would be easier, though.

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