dado rail

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chair rail

A horizontal strip usually of wood, affixed to a plaster wall at a height which prevents the backs of chairs from damaging the wall surface.
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It has a double glazed bay window out to the front, a decorative dado rail and a gas fire with feature surround.
EVERY PICTURE ...: black and white photographs displayed in a range of different frames all within a dado rail surround
This lovely area features a mahogany and ornate, cast iron staircase, dado rail, chequered, tiled floor, and deep moulded ceiling cornice with central ceiling rose.
A dado rail is normally fixed three feet up from the floor, while a picture rail is usually six and a half feet high, or level with the top of the door surround
IF you don't want stripes all the way up, add a dado rail and paint stripes below, keeping the area above plain.
The part panelled and glazed front door opens on to the hall, which boasts heating radiator, dado rail and corniced ceiling.
Put shelves above radiators - they look even better if they are a continuation of a dado rail.
Other ground floor accommodation includes an entrance porch and large hallway with a dado rail and coving to ceiling, a WC and a useful, fitted utility room.
There's a study which measures a generous 19ft by 15ft and has a brick fireplace with coal effect gas fire and dado rail.
On the first floor, bedroom one (14' x 10'1") has a radiator, dado rail, built-in wardrobes over stairs and fitted wardrobes with sliding doors.