Inspirational Wainscoting Ideas

Wainscoting is a great way to improve the look of any room or hallway. There are several different types of material that can be used. Here are a few #inspiring ideas. Most of them are variations of wood, other material as described here can be used as well depending on your preference. Letting your imagination run when it comes to this type of project can be an awesome way to express your own style.

Wainscoting can vary in height from 36 inches from the floor to 48 from the floor, basically depending on your ceiling height. You don’t want to go too tall, leave the majority of the sheet rock above the top of the wainscoting. Covering a little over a third of your wall from the bottom up usually gives you the perfect amount for the supportive structure look.

A simple chair rail piece is simply not enough to give the effect. Adding a 6 inch or 8 inch baseboard and changing the paint color between the two to a heavier darker color is relatively inexpensive, but delivers a very drastic upgrade. Depending on your choice of paint color this can take on a wide variety of visual appeal.

While there are quiet a few to choose from a preferred #luxury inspired wainscot is the heavier style 8 inch tall base boards and ½ plywood for the wall between the bottom and top piece. Staining of all the wood will definitely take the level of #luxury up about 10 notches incorporating judges panels will put the icing on the cake.

The style we like to call #Southern Living is where the base boards are A 8 inch square top base and a 4 inch top chair rail, but between the two spacing wood strips at 12 to 16 inches running vertical really brings out the country look. A lot of exterior southern #home styles have this type #woodwork, hence the name. This type also really looks superb with the adjoining rooms incorporating some ship lap type walls!

Depending the setting, popular as well is the tin type wainscoting with a wide variety of styles to choose from you are bound to find one that fits your unique #style and #decor! Coupled with a rustic type barn design, log cabin or any country style furnishings your sure to enjoy its coziness!

We hope some of these inspiring wainscot ideas have helped you in your quest to beautify your home!