I have an in-kitchen eating area that we are repainting and putting up a chair rail to divide two colors. One wall is a normal wall with 8' ceilings, 12' in length. However, the other wall is a half-wall with decorative posts that go up the rest of the way to the 8' ceiling. The half-wall is 48" tall and 6' long.
I'm torn on what height to place the chair rail. If I place it at 36" (which seems to be a concensus on most sites I've googled), it will leave the half-wall with ~36" of the bottom color and ~12" of the top color.
If I put the chair rail at the 48" mark, it looks way too high on the wall.
Or should I do the chair rail only on the longer wall (the 12' one) and paint the short half-wall only the bottom color?
Any suggestions anyone?
Thanks in advance for your help!