8th July 2022 What is the purpose of wainscoting? Wainscoting is a broader term used to describe decorative panelling applied to walls. Wainscoting is the perfect solution to a multitude of applications within an interior. When it was first introduced, wainscoting was near essential for keeping a room warm and protecting walls. Today, while these applications are still advantageous in contemporary homes and commercial spaces, wainscoting is more commonly sought after for its stunning aesthetic and heightened architectural styling.