Wainscoting: Elegance and Efficiency
Want to add a touch of elegance to your home? Try wainscoting. It’s a decorating touch that has been used for centuries to make rooms and hallways look more luxurious.
It involves adding wood paneling halfway up the wall, usually up to about 40 inches from the floor. There’s a hidden bonus too. It’s just the right height to prevent wall damage from wayward chair backs.
Wainscoting often combines two different types of wall materials — rich wood paneling down below and paint or a tasteful fabric or wallpaper above. Regardless of which you choose to combine, you can turn any humble abode into an elegant and lavish English manor and any foyer, vestibule and/or hall into a grand entrance for your castle with wainscoting.