Asked on Jul 16, 2019

How tall should board and batten be in an open floor pan?

Toni @ Girl, Just DIY!Morgan McBrideCynthia H


How tall should board and batten be in a open living room, dining room and foyer with a centered vaulted ceiling? I prefer around 54 inches but that interferes with hanging art then.

4 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 16, 2019

    It's a personal choice. If it interferes, make it lower. It won't be a problem. The general rule is 1/3 or 2/3 of the height.

  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 16, 2019

    48 inches will give you a good height and allow the art. Or you could hang the art on the toprail.

  • Morgan McBride
    on Jul 16, 2019

    I agree - 1/3 or 2/3 of the height. Rule of thirds!

  • Toni @ Girl, Just DIY!
    on Jul 16, 2019

    I get that it would interfere with typical artwork but what about creating a narrow picture ledge so you can add framed art above and hang smaller art below in an unexpected location, like visible while sitting? Also, I'd say the height depends on your ceiling height. If you have tall ceilings you could make them much taller than normal.

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