Wainscoting Ideas That'll Leave You Amazed

Mayuri Kulkarni Dec 16, 2018
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Are you planning to remodel your house and looking for wainscoting ideas? Then you have come to the right page. Here's we provide ideas for wainscoting various rooms of a house. Read on...
Wainscoting is nothing but the style of installing panels on the lower side of a wall. This panel is installed above the baseboard and below the chair railing.
The original purpose of installing wainscot panels was to protect the interior walls from rising dampness. But this was the problem in old houses which had poor damp-proofing for the walls. These days, wainscoting panels are used for mere decorative purposes.
Wood, plastic, marble, bead-board, stone, molded tin, etc., are some of the materials that are used for wainscoting. Out of these, bead-board is very popular and it protects the walls from moisture. Even wallpapers or simple paint can also be used for using wainscoting on a wall.

Wainscoting Styles and Ideas

For the Living Room

Using wainscoting for living room can bring uniqueness to home decor. There are techniques and designs to install wainscoting in living room. You can have the color of wainscoting that will complement the color of the remaining portion of the wall.
This is also one of the best wainscoting ideas for stairs in the living room. Many a time the wall of the stairs is left empty and adding contrast colored wainscoting to these walls can add beauty to the living room decor.
You may even paint the wainscoting with the color of the living room furniture. If you do not want to experiment with the wainscoting color, you can keep it simple and color the whole wall with the same shade.

For the Bedrooms

You can install beadboard wainscoting in bedroom or have a customized design for wainscoting. Before installing the wainscoting in bedroom, make sure the style and color of wainscoting blends well with other elements of the bedroom decor.
You can choose a dark color for wainscoting, so that it contrasts with the light-colored walls and ceilings. Framed wainscoting is becoming a trend and suits well for bedrooms. Bedroom wainscoting can also have stripes or faux finishing painting over them.

For the Kitchen

Wainscoting in the kitchen completely depends on the interior design of the kitchen. If you have a kitchen island, then you can install wainscoting around the island. Choose any color and design that blends with other elements of the kitchen.
If you want to use wainscoting in every element of the kitchen, then you can have cabinet doors designed in the style of wainscoting. The pattern and color used for wainscoting can be used for backsplash also. Make sure the color of the dining table set matches with the wainscoting color.

For the Bathroom

Wainscoting is a great idea to remodel bathrooms. It gives a traditional look to the bathroom and there are many ways to install these wall panels. Though white is the most popular color for wainscoting, you can use any color of your choice.
Usually the colors used in bathrooms are cool colors, since they help to create a relaxed atmosphere. Wainscoting in bathroom can be installed on walls, cabinets and vanities.
These were some wainscoting ideas for different parts of a house. If you are completely new to wainscoting, make sure you consult an expert and take appropriate steps to install the wainscoting. Happy Home Making!
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