Wainscot. While the space between the chair rail and baseboard can be finished as the rest of the wall (painted or wallpapered), many times the area is paneled. The options for the wainscot are many, including simple wood panels, beadboard, raised panels and horizontal wood paneling. And while the finish of the wainscoting can match the wood trim, it doesn't have to. For example, a painted wood baseboard and wainscot of simple, recessed panels works well with the stained wood window and door trim.
Stow extra seating under a console. An easy way to squeeze in a few extra seats in the living room is by tucking a pair of poufs or stools beneath a console table — close at hand when you need them but easily tucked away.
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