Built into the wainscoting, a U-shaped settle with exposed joinery makes a mini room out of a window dormer in a 1908 Arts & Crafts Tudor. Photo: William Wright Love this. And the wall treatment with gold stars!
Try a classic Craftsman pattern in ceramic tile. Be sure to check that the tile you choose is rated for flooring use. If you go to a specialty tile shop, the sales people will be able to help you find something that will be both striking and durable.