Well, when you are deciding on which material you may have to also think about how much of the area or which wall do you want to panel rather than entire bathroom. So make the decision wisely and when you go for full wall paneling remember to install a great pattern. Wainscoting Selecting to just panel the bottom of the wall is called wainscoting. This provides for a very unique design and style in wall paneling. While your wall is saved from moisture by panels then the other part with painting gives for a contrast balance to the look.