I’ve got wainscoting on the mind.
Does this ever happen to you? You decide you want to do something and you just cannot think of anything else?
Okay… it’s just me then.
Anyhow…. I’ve wanted to add some sort of decorative woodwork to the dining room and living room for a while. I think adding some white woodwork on the bottom half of the walls will brighten up the space – especially now that we have a black dining room set. It’s really not quite as dark as it looks in the photos, but there is a lot of dark going on here. I actually really like the wall color, but I think it needs some brightening.
The rooms in question –
The contenders –
1. Simple square panels that mimic our original, wide baseboards.
(via Inspiration for Decoration)
(via A Penny Saved)
(Perhaps with a ledge-shelf instead of a flush-mount chair rail)
2. Beadboard, which may help the rooms seem a little more casual.
(via The Lettered Cottage)
3. Or finally – just a simple white chair rail with a lighter, contrasting color above or below.
Do you see why I’m torn? They are all gorgeous…
SO – What do you think? What would be best for the NewlyWoodwards?