Raised panels, the most traditional wainscoting style, go back to colonial days. The decorative raise is created by beveling the edges of the panel. Common height is between 30 and 40 inches, but the design can be adapted for higher-ceilinged spaces by adding a center rail to create two rows of panels. The rails, stiles, and panels fit together the same way as in traditional flat-panel assemblies. The bottom rail can double as the baseboard, as it does here, or the baseboard can be built up from several pieces of molding.
Having your home look like a million bucks doesn’t have to cost you big. Following a few simple design tips and researching the latest styles can help you transform your dull space into divine living.
The first rule of budget design is to have a clear focus. Work on one room and one design at a time. The reasoning behind this is simple. It’s too easy to go over budget if you are shopping for multiple projects at the same time. By focusing on one room, you can be clear on what items you really need.