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Do You Have a Chair Rail?

While chair rails do have a practical function (protecting the wall from scuffs from the backs of chairs), they're also just a beautiful accent to a room and have a decorative purpose as well. But, of course, it's an extra expense, and most renters can't install them. So, I love how this homeowner has mimicked the look of a chair rail by painting two tones on the wall.

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CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I painted one in my room to have a pretty accent just above my bed and desk. I also have a thinner painted trim high on the wall and ceiling so when I wake up I kinda feel like I'm in my own little box :D
fashionista119 fashionista119 8 years
We have one in our Son's room. His room is blue on top (including the ceiling) and green on bottom with a white chair rail in between. It's very crisp and clean looking, I love it.
jelibeann jelibeann 8 years
we have an open living space so to separate the dining area from the living room area, we pained two tones in one - we live in an apt or else i would've loved to install real chair rail heidi, my hubby would be soooo jealous of your PJ collection!
Mommy-of-Three Mommy-of-Three 8 years
I have it in my dining room and I like the way it looks. It is the same wood/finish as the hardwood floors so it compliments nicely.
sgdish sgdish 8 years
I installed chair rails in the hallway because the kids kept touching the walls and leaving prints. I was able to paint the lower half with a sturdier paint and the rails a glossy white. The kids actually started grabbing/touching the rail more than the wall! It made the difference because I was constantly cleaning/re-painting before that!
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
we have a chair rail in our dining room - the bottom is painted white and the top is a nice shade of blue. we also have a chair rail/wainscoting in our downstairs bathroom
hihowareya hihowareya 8 years
I have them in my kitchen and downstairs bathroom. The top half is wallpaper, separated by a wooden chair rail, and the bottom wall is painted white (like most of the rest of the walls in our house).
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Mine is in my dining room. I don't really like it; I think it awkwardly separates the room. I also want more wall space in my dining room for my framed Pearl Jam vinyl collection! :-P
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