Fireplace Mantel Ideas
8 Wainscoting Designs for Your Fireplace
Whether you're in love with floor-to-ceiling wainscoting designs (like those we see in million dollar homes on Houzz) or subtle wainscot accents, these Stanton Homes will show you how to do wainscoting right - based on your floor plan and interior design must-haves.
Extend your wainscot design to the ceiling
This fireplace is more than a centerpiece. It is grand, elegant, and able to compliment - rather than compete with - the huge arched windows and row of four glass french doors.
The expanded height of this room makes the wainscoting design flow perfectly, without digging into the second floor.
Take advantage of the room's height with a two story wainscoting design
Love two story living rooms? Wainscot paneling extends from the two-sided gas fireplace to the ceiling.
This living room is formal - with no space for the TV above the fireplace.
Framed and painted wainscot paneling
This fireplace design is very complex: floor-to-ceiling white columns frame the fireplace for a more blended interior wall location, the mantel breaks the wainscoting into two sections for greater depth, and the wainscot panels are painted a soft grey as an off-setting technique.
A modern take on wainscoting
This living room blends formality - with wainscot framing around the fireplace - and informality with built-in TV connections inside the paneling.
A solid pannel above the fireplace gives a more modern feel, contrasting against the rectangular pieces below.
Subtle wainscot mantel
If you're looking for more subtle ways to add wainscoting, consider thinner accent panels.
In this living room, a touch of wainscoting draws some white into the room, a bright accent against the grey walls and black fireplace.
Wainscoting designed for balance
Sometimes, it just makes sense to add in a bit of wainscoting. In this custom home living room, built in bookcases rest on each side of the fireplace.
Wainscot paneling gives the fireplace more height, so that it balances out the centerpiece of the room. Otherwise, the bookcases would dominate the space.
More ways to use wainscoting
In this Raleigh new home, white paneling wraps the living room columns. The fireplace design incorporates white panels back into the room, for symmetry in design.
Wainscoting as a theme
A well-known interior design trick is to carry a theme (a color, material, or feature) throughout your home.
In this Chapel Hill custom home, the wainscoting above the fireplace mirrors the kitchen cabinetry design. Check out the paneling above the gas range.
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