I've just purchased a home and the entire upstairs has 'custom' paneling. The panels are small in size, at an angle and only come half way up the wall. I feel like it really closes the rooms in and would love a solution to spruce it up. I've read a few places that painting it helps tremendously, I guess my only concern is that if we paint it and it doesn't look right... we would have even uglier 'custom' paneling. Recommendations?