Boring and plain dining room walls look more attractive and stylish with dining room wainscoting. Wainscoting or wainscot paneling is installing stylish panels on the lower part of the interior walls of the house. These panels were traditionally made of wood, like oak, which gave the walls a very rich and cozy look. In today’s interior designing, wainscotings are made of a number of other materials, for ease of installation and low cost values. Though these styles became extremely popular after the Renaissance period, they are still used in many cold and wet countries for a number of reasons. In your dining room, depending on the style of dining room wainscoting you choose, the look can be casual, formal or dramatic.
Once your dining room wainscoting is installed, you can customize the look of your dining room with paint. One common approach is to paint the wainscoting white to contrast with a bolder color on the walls above the chair rail. For example, white wainscoting applied to a deep red or green wall in the dining room keeps the room bright and adds a casual feeling, instead of the dark and dramatic effect that painting the whole wall a dark color creates. For a country or farmhouse effect, stain the wainscoting instead of painting. However, if you are completely new to dining room wainscoting, make sure you consult an expert and take appropriate steps to install the wainscoting.