Wainscoting your room can be both functional and decorative. It will protect the lower part of your wall from furniture or children’s play while offering a traditional look into your room. Traditional wainscoting panels are solid wood and another popular look is white bedboard. When planning to wainscot your wall, the most important thing is the height. Wainscoting height should be highly considered, but most people don’t really know the right height for installing wainscoting.
The standard height of pre-cut wainscoting is between 30 and 36 inches in length. After that, you will need to consider the height of the walls in your room for wainscoting. However, there is a rule to calculate wainscoting height in your room. You can divide the ceiling by three and the resulting number is the height of the wainscoting. So, if your ceiling is 96 inches in height, your wainscoting can be 32 inches. It can be concluded that a nine foot ceiling means 36 inches wainscoting. Although one-third the room is the rule for calculating the height of wainscoting, include your personal taste is also needed. This is because the higher wainscoting means shorter wall. So you have to consider this as well. the height of the baseboard should also be put into account whether or not to remove the baseboard before installing wainscoting in your room.
So, wainscoting height is different for every room. You have to make a calculation depending on the height of your ceiling to make the right measurement of wainscoting. The way you calculate the height of your wainscoting is also easy. So, don’t make it hard or complicated when it comes to decide the height of your wainscoting. Now you can create a cozy and intimate feeling in your room while protecting the lower part of the walls.
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