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Faux Wainscoting

An Inexpensive Way to Decorate Your Walls

If you are looking to decorate your home on a shoestring budget, faux wainscoting is the best choice for you. It does not involve a lot of work and costs you very little money. If done tastefully, it can give your home an elegant look.

When it comes to interior decoration, people make two very common mistakes. One - if the room is really big and spacious, they add a lot of furniture. Two - if the room is really small, they know that adding more furniture will make it look cluttered. So, instead, they add a lot of wall art.

Both of these ideas are bad because they make the place look messy. The best way to make your room look classy without cluttering it with more furniture is faux wainscoting. It does not take up a lot of space and it improves the visual appeal of the room.

Actual wainscoting, as you know, involves installing wood panels or bead boards to decorate the lower portion of the wall. Faux wainscoting, on the other hand, can be done without the high-end oak paneling and other such stuff which makes your wallet lighter by a few hundred dollars. You can decorate your walls with the help of a wall trim, paint, and wallpapers - all of which are available in various home improvement stores.

When it comes to wainscoting, people have different preferences. Some people like to choose a different paint color for the portion above the wall trim and the portion below the wall trim. Some people like to paint both portions with different shades of the same color. Some people like to use wallpapers to decorate their walls. Some people opt for stenciling to decorate the portion below the wainscot trim. If you are creative, you can come up with your own ideas to create a cozy atmosphere in your room.

The installation process, as far as faux wainscoting is concerned, is pretty simple. However, if you have never touched a paint brush or a hammer before, you can get a professional to do it for you. If not, you can do it all by yourself without breaking a sweat. There are plenty of DIY manuals that explain the process of installing wainscoting very clearly. You can check out those manuals to get a good idea of the process. You can get plenty of information from the internet as well.

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