Wainscoting, the decorative wood paneling often seen on the lower half of a room’s walls, comes in many styles.
Here are three of them to inspire your room’s design!
1. Beadboard Wainscoting
Want to dress up or add an accent to any room? Use beadboard planks as wainscoting!
The distinguishing features of this wood paneling (which is often installed vertically) are its evenly spaced grooves.
Beadboard planks are available prepainted and prefinished, so all of you have to do is install them.
Related: Watch “DIY WAINSCOTING WITH BEADBOARD PLANKS” to get the look!
2. Board & Batten
Board and batten paneling features alternating wide boards with narrow wood strips in between them.
While the boards are often placed vertically, you can place them horizontally for a different look.
Either way, this style will add detail and texture to a room’s walls.
Related: Watch “QUICK & EASY DIY BOARD & BATTEN” get the look!
3. Picture Frame
One of the easiest do-it-yourself approaches to wainscoting is to use picture frames as molding panels.
Simply adhere the frames to the lower half of the wall with construction adhesive, and nail them into the wall. Later, paint the wall’s lower half to match the frames’ color, and add a chair rail for instant paneling!
Related: Watch our “DINING ROOM REDO”episode to learn more about this project.