Pinterest Facebook Twitter Add texture and visual design to your walls with these cool ideas! We have traditional and unique styles to show off! Are you looking for more wall ideas? Plywood wall treatments, sharp wall designs, beautiful wallpaper and decorative wall panels. The Ultimate Guide to Wainscoting: 25+ Wainscoting Ideas Wainscoting is a classic way to add texture and interest to any room’s walls. However, determining the style and height of the coloring can be as difficult as choosing a paint color! We’ve rounded up nearly 40 stylish wainscoting ideas we’ve shown here on Remodelaholic to help you decide which look best for your home. Why Wainscoting? Wainscoting can be used for a number of different reasons. Most commonly, wainscoting is used to add interest and texture, even without adding color, like this fully covered wall, which Decor Chick shares with us: Adding a little extra glazing can help wear a standard chair rail and make it an architectural feature: Shared by My Cottage Charm Wainscoting Helps improve room structure and design. Once the wall is split in two and given the eye a line to follow, wainscoting helps the room feel larger. Molding and wall treatments can also help make a tall space fit rather than a big echo, like this 7-foot long walkway in this 14-foot entryway, which Design Dump shares. Wainscoting can also be a great solution to hide some quirks in your home, such as access points for oddly placed facilities. The Modern Parsonage shared how they concealed their access to plumbing by dressing it up to match wainscoting. These long top edge wainscoting ideas make a great place to add decor, especially if you intend to switch it up frequently. Guest Room Updates by Tell’er All About It | 33 Shades of Green And Styles home tour? There are many different styles of coloring! Beadboard Wainscot Beadboard is a great wainscoting material because it is quick to install and does not require as much measurement and math as many other styles of wainscoting do. Check out these wainscoting Beadboard ideas. Install a beautiful simple home bead wainscoting in a remodeled half bath. And The Reformed Ranch installed a long beadboard in a farmhouse dining room. You can also add a ledge to the wood plank edging like we did for the Logan House bathroom or install the beadboard horizontally like we did in the half bathroom we added to the Logan House. And if you’re looking for a different look, just paint the chalkboard black like The DIY Diaries did in the Modern Powder Room: Batten Wainscoting Justin and I have used chipboard and chipboard in most of our homes. You can change the height to suit your style and room, and choose the installation method that best suits your budget, time and skill level. Plank and bars can be chair heights (about 4 feet, usually), as in this tutorial Small Town Idaho Life shared with us: or taller like Superwoman Brittany that you shared with us remodeling your living room, or like Justin and I installed it In our Logan House master bedroom: Or you could keep it all up, up to the ceiling, like we did in our current home. (I’ve written detailed spacing and mounting tutorials for you.) You can also split up the panel and punching technique to create a paneled wall with stacked squares like: $ 50 Faux Board and Squares by Little Blue Chairs | LA LA Land’s square square dining room clapboard and clapboard is a great coloring technique for staircases and staircase walls … as long as you’re willing to do some corner math! wainscoting foyer by praying for patience picture frame wainscoting wainscoting picture frame pattern wainscoting is another popular style, especially in old homes where you need more classic patterns to match the architecture. See some photo frame wainscoting ideas. wainscoting ‘True’ is a freehand board like Our Home from Scratch Shared (with tutorial!): But you can create a wainscot faux picture frame like Southern Lovely shared here and share the color here: You can also change things up and get two – a color photo frame template like Little Miss Penny Wenny pinned in her master bedroom: Or add a little oomph to picture frames using textured, paint-on wallpaper to look like a carved wainscot like Suzy’s Sitcom: Or you can follow this adorable tutorial from The Mustard Ceiling and Its Hollow Blending Patterns Picture Frame and Thick Panels Like Clapboards and Rails: Funky Wainscoting Ideas If you are looking for wainscoting that adds architectural interest and appeal, there are a lot of funky and unique wainscot patterns that will set your home apart from building grade. Try one of these: square offset wainscoting (and tutorial) by This Home of Ours barn door wainscoting (and a complete tutorial!) By Traci Monson City Circles left by SoulStyle Striped in a common striped accent by Erin D Photography Long striped trellis painted blue chairs through Watch Me Daddy and one of our favorite horizontal wood walls are here at Remodelaholic 🙂 Wainscoting for every room! Try it, try it, and you can; Try it and you might like it, I say … (Sorry, obviously I’ve read Green Eggs and Ham a lot!) Try it … on the stairs and in the hall (by Sawdust Girl) in the reading nook (by Pretty Handy Girl) in the powder room (by Sixteen) Fourteen) in the living room (by The Thriftress) in the hallway (by Willow Wisp Cottage) downstairs (by Dixie Delights) So, what do you say? Did all of these cliches inspire you to let Sam-I-Am convince you to love green eggs and ham? Or are you already on a wainscot train, heading straight for Wonderful? For more stylish wall ideas, check out these: DIY Stamped Wall Wall (with DIY stencil!) Creating Beautiful Storage Space Inside Bathroom Walls 3D Wall Panels With Palette & BattenElegant Paneled Wall Treatment Please Install This Post Later: Originally Posted 8.12. 2013 // Updated 2.3.2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Remodelaholic is a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Please see our full disclosure here. Publication date: February 3, 2021 Signed up under: By location, by material, DIY, inspiration remodel by room, walls, wood and plywood etc. Tagged: Wall Accent, DIY wainscoting, Top 25, Wainscoting, Wall Fin finish, WallAbout CassityCassity Remodelaholic has begun with her husband, Justin, to share their love of demolishing walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin remodel three homes from top to bottom and are working on the fourth. Her favorite hobby is making a home a home.