Help !! Need ideas on how to finish bottom half of wall in dining room.
Dining room.. measures 13' long and 10' wide. A window on one 10'wall... a entranceway to living room on other 10' wall and a doorway to kitchen on 13' wall. One 13' wall is unbroken.
There is chair rail going around the room.
The top half has been painted Sherwin Williams Soft Iris semi-gloss. Ceiling is white. It is a stepped ceiling...8'high
I'll be putting up crown molding
Floor is Pergo light cherry laminate.
I need something for the lower half of the wall. It had wallpaper which was removed.
Very unsure what to do. Need a second set of eyes.
I like wainscoting, but on a budget. Its a small room
One thought is to paint the wall, and glue those trim boxes to
the wall, then insert textured wall paper into the boxes.... but
not sure what color should be the base, what color should be
the trim moulding and what color to paint the textured wallpaper
in the boxes. Each box would be about 24" high x 16 " wide.
What are those molding boxes called ?? What type of moulding is
used ?? Can they be purchased premade or do I have to mitre
them myself ??
What colors would match a soft iris (lavender) I enjoy soft greens
and earth tones..
Are these good options ?? Are there other designs that would look good ??
Baseboard has not been painted yet... so I could do it white or
in a color to match ??? (something)..
I like the stepped ceiling and the soft iris color and the light cherry laminate floor. Wall decorations will be a gold
mirror and gold framed painting. Furniture is queen anne dark
cherry. My tastes are open and airy, but with earthtones, greens,
The house is a 2 story colonial. Conservative. My tastes are conservative, traditional, a little classical.. i.e I have those plaster urns and plaster stands around the house. I'm a 62 y/o male
who enjoys lavenders, peaches, woodtones and soft greens.. no
blues or vibrant reds. No dark colors as the rooms are relativly
small and I enjoy rooms that are open and light and airy.. No
clutter. No children... Just me in the house... (and a bird).
But really need help with the bottom part... What would make this room look beautiful ??