Wainscoting ideas – how millwork can uplift modern interiors

Greg Stevens

If wainscoting sounds like a thing of the past, that’s because it is – the architectural feature has been around for centuries. But if you think wainscoting ideas don’t have a place in modern interiors, think again. 

Traditionally, wainscoting was a system of durable, decorative wooden panels that protected walls from scrapes and scuffs. The millwork typically stops halfway up the wall (where the back of a chair might bump against the plaster) but often rise up three-quarters of the wall, too. In today’s interior design trends, wainscoting still serves as a seasoned wall protector, but these wall paneling ideas are more than just reliable relics. 

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