I want to put wainscotting up my stair case wall but the wall .

but the wall has an arched door way attached to it. In order to match other wains cotting in the house it must be at least 30 inchs tall. That's higher that the the banister. Won't that look odd? or is there another way to do this?
q i want to put wainscotting up my stair case wall but the wall
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  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Apr 18, 2018
    It might look odd, it's hard to tell. If you are open to suggestions, you could instead 'beef up' the trim going up the wall next to the staircase, here are some ideas on that:
  • It doesn't need to be 30" high, as long as the pattern matches for continuity. Install whatever height looks aethetically pleasing to the eye.
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Apr 18, 2018
    It can be any height you want as long as it isn't touching. I would run it such that the handrail and wainscot are the same height.
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Apr 18, 2018
    I wish you would have added a picture of what exactly you have in other parts of home.
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    • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Apr 19, 2018
      Beautiful. Would you be using approximately same size but on an angle? If I were you I would go for it, I don't believe in so called rules it's your home that would definitely add value to your home and it would make you happy while you live in your home. Notice how I used the word you or your about 5 times,that's because I truly believe that people live by others rules and dont express themselves which is such a shame. Everyone was born with a time stamp so enjoy life because the only thing we can really know for sure is that one day we will die and to die with regrets just to fit into someone else's box of rules is insane. I love added structural elements I had baton board added in Dr chair rail in lr and am planning on removing carpet from stairs and adding baton board in hallway to kitchen and a totally different stair rail. Sure not all at the same time but I have a plan that I like. I do live in your basic traditional 1980'style home but I don't care I like things my way. So please take the plunge, your heart wants it or you wouldn't have asked. I really think that you have answered yourself but are seeking approval. Who are we? Listen to your gut. Whatever you decide just make sure you are happy. But darn it's gorgeous.
  • C C on Apr 19, 2018
    I am going to do mine at the level of the banister. My banister is only open like yours, so by using the top edge of the banister for my height, the line will continue up. I hope to do this next month and will post pictures then. Good luck with yours.
  • C C on Apr 19, 2018
    You can also try just masking tape where you want your wainscoting. Live with it for a week or two to see if that height pleases you. IF it does, then use that height. If not then try another height with tape. Hope this helps. I made a whole small wall out of paper once before I would allow my husband to build it. I lived with it for 2 weeks to make sure it wouldn't block the sunlight to my kitchen!
    • B. Enne B. Enne on Apr 20, 2018
      Good idea! I've done the tape thing and boxes for built-ins too, to see how the flow from one room to another would be affected.