22 Elegant and Extraordinary Living Room Wainscoting Ideas


Published: December 28, 2023
Updated: December 12, 2023

Expand your thoughts on wall décor with living room wainscoting ideas that exceed your expectations. While traditional wainscoting designs can create a classic look that will impress, there are fresh new ways to customize this detail to your existing living room design and give it a modern twist.

Try applying wainscoting a little higher on the walls to create an ultra-decorative look. This is a great approach when you include a picture railing at the top where you can display meaningful prints and photographs as part of your décor. A board and batten design will elevate a bland space and inspire you to expand this look into other areas of your home. Make the most of your new wall décor and enhance the upper walls with soft colors or wallpaper to contrast with the wainscoting. A simple and stunning example of this technique is to paint the upper walls gray while the wainscoting is painted pristine white.

Living room wainscoting ideas beyond your wildest dreams are waiting in our gallery below.

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