10 Rooms with Beautiful Wainscoting
July 11, 2017
by The Finished Space

If you know us, you know we love dramatic interior finishings. And really, nothing says drama more that some artfully designed wainscoting applications. We’ve gathered up our top 10 favorite examples of wainscot, we know you’ll love them as much as we do.

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Wainscot is trimwork installed in the area below a chair rail. Numerous options are available including raised panel, shadow box and beaded. Combined with a chair rail and baseboard, wainscot creates a dramatic look in any room. This design work can be used to enhance an area’s aesthetic appeal and bring out the best in a room’s furnishings. 

Wainscot is trimwork installed in the area below a chair rail. Numerous options are available including raised panel, shadow box and beaded. Combined with a chair rail and baseboard, wainscot creates a dramatic look in any room. This design work can be used to enhance an area’s aesthetic appeal and bring out the best in a room’s furnishings.

1. Terrene Homes

We love how the wainscoting in this room by Terrene Homes provides definition and contrasts with the rough and jagged lines of the beautiful wooden furniture. The smooth, sleek look of our True Craft Collection is the perfect choice, giving the room balance in design.

Rustic, yet refined, this home designed by Terrene Homes artfully uses our True Craft Collection.

2. House of Bohn

The wainscoting in this bathroom from House of Bohn plays an important role, providing definition in a calming sea of white. The designer of this space does an excellent job by keeping a consistent look and feel. We love how the Fashion Forward panel mould surrounds this intricate wallpaper. 

This opulent bathroom from House of Bohn has got to be the best spa retreat we've seen all summer.

3. G. A. White Homes

This office by G. A. White Homes is simply beautiful. The ornate wainscoting elevates the level of sophistication in this room. The designer used elevated wainscoting from our Metrie Fashion Forward and French Curves Collections which means the wainscot is placed higher up on the wall for a unique look. We wouldn’t mind working late in this space.

We've said it before and we'll say it again, we wouldn't mind working overtime in this G.A White office, complete with Fashion Forward touches.

4. Mint Homes

This chic dining space from Mint Homes is the perfect place for a long dinner with family. The gorgeous windows and light fixture are simple details that make a big impact. But, what elevates this space is the stunning eggshell white wainscoting. 

Update your builder's grade dining room with wainscoting. Mint Homes can show you what to do...

5. Friendly Decorator

This serene living room from The Friendly Decorator would be the perfect spot to curl up with Pinterest for an afternoon. The sleek Very Square wainscoting makes this room feel polished and refined. What makes this design work so well is the wainscoting’s color coordination with the rest of the room and furniture.

This Very Square wainscoting perfectly frames the mantle in the living room of this Friendly Decorator home.

6. Kerr’s Home Products Limited

The wainscoting in this dining space by Kerr’s Home Products really creates a stunning contrast of light and dark. This space looks sharp and welcoming, ready to entertain guests. Because the Metrie Very Square wainscoting is crisp white, it stands out against the curves throughout the rest of the room. 

Kerr's Home knows that white Very Square wainscoting is the perfect paired with a dark, bold color.

7. Terrene Homes

This spacious living room from Terrene Homes’ Bellevue neighborhood comes to life with the magnificent columns and wainscoting. We’d love to sit by this fire all night. By keeping the wainscoting consistent with the columns, this room is aesthetically tied together for a great visual appeal.

We love the wainscoting in this Terrene Homes living room, perfectly proportioned with the high ceilings.

8. Harmony Builders

This serene bedroom by Harmony Builders is complemented by the tasteful wainscoting around the room. We’d love to snuggle up in this space after a long day. Using trim elements from our Fashion Forward Collection, the wainscoting adds architectural intrigue to the walls to create a beautiful aesthetic for this comforting bedroom.

Fashion Forward wainscoting doesn't have to be painted white, Harmony Builders keeps it artfully monochromatic.

9. G.A. White Homes

This dining room from G.A. White is beyond amazing. The contrast between the distinct wainscoting and wide, open windows is striking. This dining area provides a welcoming comfort for a fun evening of comradeship.  A unique aspect of this space is by far the inlay of the French Curves Ikons . 

G.A White pairs tall wainscoting with bold ikons for a unique look in this dining room!

10. Atmosphere Interior Design

We love all of the original pieces in this space designed by Atmosphere Interior Design. The True Craft glass doors, Fashion Forward panel mould and chair rail really add a punch of character and personality to this living room. The use of interior finishings gives this space an ultra-dramatic feeling. Don’t forget to look up and admire that beautiful wallpapered ceiling!

Beyond in love with this dramatic room by Atmosphere Interior Designs, especially that beautiful grey wainscoting!

 

If you were inspired by all of these beautiful spaces with wainscoting (but really, how could you not?), check out these 10 ceilings that made us swoon, these fabulous rooms we love with architraves or these beautiful designs with chair rail for even more trimpsiration!

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