Wainscoting or Chair rail divides a wall into
human scale divisions. Adding details makes
a space look
larger (not smaller as commonly
decoration is known as Boiserie.
There are the
natural proportions that one
to in laying out wainscoting
however like all design projects it is
also a matter
of taste. Nothing is more
seeing walls divided in half.
craftsman style the bottom is 2/3rds
while in a traditional style
the bottom is 1/3rd
which is appropriate, but never in half.
guidelines of the "golden rule"