Wainscoting Ideas For Your Bathroom

Wainscoting… you have heard the term but do you know what it is?  This method was once used to protect the bottom half of walls from dirt and damage to plaster walls and exposed wall. Wainscoting has evolved into a remodeling style and is done with various materials.  Here are some ideas on how to pull off a wainscoting style in your bathroom.

Bead board

Bead board is a popular choice in bathroom remodels. Bead board looks great when a free standing tub and pedestal sinks are in the bathroom. It gives the bathroom an overall vintage look. It dresses up the area and has a warming effect. Think of wainscoting as elegant armor for your walls.  Bead board is a great cost-effective alternative to tile.

Subway Tile

Subway Tile Wainscoting - General Contractor San Diego

Subway tile is a very decorate and functional way of creating a unique design. The great thing about wainscoting is that it acts like a backsplash or tub surround in bathrooms. The various options of tile that can be used for your bathroom is endless. Try Carrara marble subway tile for an upscale elegant look or glass subway tile of a bright and bold color. Even white classic subway tile can look classy and elegant.


Paneling is a great way to give your home a nice warm look and give your walls an elegant feel.  Paneling can be done with various wood designs. One way of making paneling work if you paired a wood paneling you love and add crown molding to your ceiling as well. The two working together in one room can add some definition to your room and also make it look very elegant.

Paneling and wallpaper

Bathroom Paneling with Wallpaper - San Diego Home Renovations

Wainscoting with paneling and wallpaper is also another fun way of adding a decorative flare to a room. Pick a fantastic panel you love along with your favorite wallpaper print and the combination. This gives your room an elegant look along with a pop of creative flare.


Barnwood Wainscoting - San Diego General Contractor

Want a unique rustic look? Try barn wood. Barn wood as wainscoting can look fantastic and really give your home an elegant rustic feel.

Metal paneling


Imagine giving the ultimate man cave a unique masculine look, try metal. Metal is a sharp material but can look fantastic with wood rimming.

Wainscoting works in various rooms of your home, living rooms, hallways, foyers, and laundry rooms. Depending on the look you want to achieve, it can be done with various materials types of woods, tiles, ect. Your house and walls will thank you in the long run for protecting the walls with such stylish options.


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