Beaded-board wainscoting updates a room without breaking your budget.
Sometimes all a room needs to make it sparkle is a little attention to detail. Wainscoting adds character and architectural detail in just a few hours.
The typical height for wainscoting is 32 to 36 inches up from the floor or about one-third of the height of the wall. A good way to cap the panel is with a chair rail. For a more dramatic look, run the wainscoting two-thirds of the way up the wall and top it with a picture rail.
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