25+ Stylish Wainscoting Ideas
Wainscoting is a classic way to add texture and interest to the walls of any room. Deciding what style and height of wainscoting, however, can be as tricky as choosing the color of paint! We’ve rounded up nearly 40 stylish wainscoting ideas that we’ve shown here on Remodelaholic to help you decide what look is best for your home.
The Ultimate Guide to Wainscoting:
And styles? There are so many different styles of wainscoting!
Beadboard is a wonderful wainscot material because it is quick to install and doesn’t require as much of the measuring and math as many of the other styles of wainscoting do.
You can also add a ledge to beadboard wainscoting like we did in our Logan House bathroom
or install the beadboard horizontally like we did in the half bath that we added to our Logan House.
Board and Batten Wainscoting
Justin and I have used board and batten in each of our homes. You can alter the height to fit your style and the room, and choose an installation method to fit your budget, time, and skill level.
You can also split up the board and batten style to make a paneled wall with stacked squares like these:
And board and batten is a great wainscoting style for stairs and stair walls… so long as you’re willing to do some angular math!
Picture Frame Wainscoting
Picture frame style wainscoting is another popular style, especially in older homes where you need more classic styles to match the architecture.
Or add a little oomph to the picture frames by using paintable textured wallpaper to look like carved wainscot like Suzy’s Sitcom did:
Non-Traditional Wainscoting Ideas
If you’re looking for a wainscoting that will add architectural interest AND oomph, there are plenty of non-traditional and unique wainscot styles that will set your home apart from builder grade. Try one of these:
and one of my favorites
horizontal plank wall wainscotingby us here at Remodelaholic
Wainscoting for Every Room!
Try it, try it, and you may; try it and you may LOVE IT, I say… (Sorry, apparently I read Green Eggs and Ham too much!)
in the basement (by Dixie Delights)So, what do you say? Have all these wainscoting ideas inspired you to let this Sam-I-Am convince you to love
green eggs and ham, er, wainscoting? Or or are you already on board the wainscot train, heading straight to Awesome?
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