When I say “Dado Rail“, what springs to your mind? I always thought dado rails were there for decorative purposes only and served no real function.. but did you know that in the Georgian period it was fashionable to leave the dining room chairs against the walls away from the table. A wooden dado rail (or chair rail) became fashionable to protect the walls and decor from being damaged.
As the time went and fashions changed, dado rail slowly disappeared and came back only in 20th century, when it was used for purely decorative purposes.
There is no surprise that the dado rail is coming ‘into fashion‘ yet again. We are becoming more creative with our homes, we want our homes to be as unique as we are. We want to make a statement or perhaps honour the period features in our homes by restoring them to their former glory. Whatever the reason, dado rail is making a very strong come back!
If you thought dado rails were old fashioned and maybe no longer served a purpose, just look at these beautiful homes. Dado rail may not have a practical function anymore but it has definitely made a mark in home styling! Isn’t it remarkable how you can change a blank wall with the help of a simple dado rail and add a ton of character, create a beautiful space and make a statement.