Wainscoting is installing wooden trim and panels in a pattern along the wall. It is topped off with a horizontal strip of molding that spans the circumference of a room. We’ve already shared such ideas a couple of years ago, and as this kind of decor is on and gaining popularity now I’d like to go back to the topic and have a look at wainscoting in particular: in bathrooms.
Wainscoting in bathrooms may be used as a decorative element, as insulation or to prevent or cover up water damage on walls and it can be installed at any height. It can be added as a means to unify a bathroom’s decor and to create a cohesive and matching design and though you may say that it’s outdated, it’s not so – it’s widely used not only in traditional and rustic spaces but also in glam, contemporary, Scandinavian and many more – it can be styled for literally every space.
Wainscoting is an unusual alternative to wall tiles, it costs less and makes the space feel comfortable and welcoming like a living room, besides it adds an elegant touch at once. Besides, it’s a great idea for vintage, shabby chic and rustic spaces that look better with wainscoting than with tiles if you want to make it more styled. It can be installed at any height, and if you have a free-standing bathtub – cover the space around it, or around the sink, for example, to save your walls from being dump. Wainscoting can be painted to match the walls, the furniture and all sorts of other elements in the room.
Paint the bathroom wainscoting in a color that defines the theme you’ve chosen for the space. For example, if you want a natured-inspired decor or a zen or spa ambiance, you can work with tones of green, beige and grey combined with white. You can match the wainscoting to your bathroom cabinetry if you intend to create a uniform and cohesive interior decor with a dominating accent color. Or go vice versa to create a bold contrasting look! Add a touch of color to the space using bold wainscoting that can not match any other items in the bathroom.