Half Wall Panelling Ideas: 12 Ways to Introduce Wainscoting

white cottage with half wall panelling in dining room
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Including half wall panelling ideas into a fresh interior design scheme will instantly provide a charming feature that can be as modern or classic country as you want it. 

While full wall panelling ideas have been in the zeitgeist for a few years, more and more homeowners are looking to include wainscoting (wood panelling on the lower parts of a wall) to create shelving, hide insulation or services or as an alternative to skirting boards. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.