Why install wainscoting? It can give your home an instant style boost. It is often used to elevate the personality of a favorite room. Depending on the type of panel, your space can instantly look more formal, or more casual. Generally it is added to the lower half of the wall and is either left white or painted in a contrasting color.
This addition dates back centuries and was first used to protect walls from water damage, jostled chairs and was not a symbol of status, but instead one of practicality. Today it is a perfect and elegant guard for formal dining rooms, it can add style to any living room, hallway or bedroom.