Perhaps paneled wainscot or shiplap in the downstairs powder room? Beautiful powder room with wallpaper. Wallpaper is Crivelli Trellis BP 3102 by Farrow & Ball. Sconces are the "Alexa Hampton - Abbot Single-arm Sconce".
Jen of IHeart Organizing used a Home Depot stair tread cap and riser kit to transform the look of her staircase. (New wainscoting and paint, helped, too, of course.) See the staircase makeover reveal (Entry Step Basement Stairs)
After they re-sheetrocked the walls, the couple installed inexpensive, faux shiplap on top and painted the entire room white. Rachel cleverly chose paint with a satin-finish so that light entering the bathroom would reflect from any angle, making the bath
For a simple look - Large white tiles - Kerry Phelan Design. Similar layout of our small bathroom with a floating sink! Would prefer a glossier finish to the tiles since we won't be tiling all the walls "wet room.