Wainscoting in the washroom, which style works for you?

Ever thought about adding wainscoting to your bathroom?

There are so many different styles to choose from. I've assembled a bunch
of photos of small, medium and large bathrooms with different styles
of panelling. I have to admit, I used to not be too crazy about wainscotting.
I felt it was a bit too conservative for my taste and I like the look of tall walls. The
house we bought had wainscoting in the office that was painted in two different
colours, it was UGLY! I was so happy to remove it, I thought it really shrunk
the room. However, I think it had more to do with the paint job and style
of the wainscoting that I did not like.

This two tone blue and white wood panelling is stunning. I
love how elegant it looks with the floral wallpaper.

Here's a great idea: add a ledge or a shelf to the top of your wainscoting. It's
a great way to display your favorite sea shells like in the picture bellow or
to store your bath salts and moisturizers. I also like the idea of displaying
different sized frames with art or photography or your kids drawings in them,
I find it can give it a more eclectic look.

Another idea is to use extra tall panelling like in these bathrooms:

Here's another favorite of mine.

I love the pattern of this red panelling. I think
it adds something special to the look of a small powder room.

Still can't decide which style you like the best? I've got a few more
photos after the jump. Click the "click to see more"!

I really like the look of wainscoting and wallpaper. I find it always
looks polished and elegant.

Please tell me what you think. Do you like wainscoting in the bathroom?


Anonymous said...

Yes! Thanks for these photos. Wainscoting is versatile for all styles, from very refined through country. It enriches every space instead of just having flat walls.

mikky said...

Hi Anonymous,

Glad you found these photos useful. Thanks for stopping by!