I hope you are all well, I’m sorry I’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently but I’ve got lots coming up, that I’m sure you’ll love. We have looked at a fair few interior design ideas over recent months, from hacks in the kitchen to wooden blinds at the windows, and if you search back through my blog over the past few months you will see plenty more.
However, there is one area that is very seldom discussed, yet it can really make or break the overall look of your home. That inoffensive little line of wooden panelling that runs around the base of your walls unobtrusively does its job, and nobody gives it a second thought. Unless, of course, it is peeling and coming away from the wall, in which case your whole room looks a mess.
Well, today is the day for the humble skirting board to have its place in the sun. There are so many different types available from suppliers such as Skirtings R Us that you can now add some real pizazz with the right materials and a little imagination. Here’s some inspiration:
1) Go tall
Skirting board is typically about three to four inches high. But it doesn’t have to be. Higher skirting boards add a styling frame to any room, particularly when used with matching architrave. It is almost like placing your interior décor concept into its own luxurious picture frame!
2) Go dark
I bet you never imagined that skirting board could be tall dark and handsome, but that is a distinct possibility if you take all these tips to heart! Dark coloured skirting boards add some drama, and are particularly effective in a long, narrow hallway. According to the design experts, they naturally draw the eye as they lead you round the curves and corners, keeping you focused on the far end of the corridor. Combine with light, pale walls and ceilings for the maximum effect.
3) Go bright
Image from : Heart Home Mag
If you are not convinced about black skirting boards, then what is your favourite colour? Red? Turquoise? Go for it – a flash of vibrant colour round the base of the room adds real zest and energy to your living space. Give it a try, you will love it!
4) Single colour
Image from : Heart Home Mag
Having explored a couple of interesting ways of contrasting colours, you could also go in the completely opposite direction, and match the colour of your skirting to the overall walls. This is a clever trick in a smaller room, as it gives an increased sense of space.
5) Pastel shades
Here’s an idea that works really well. Pick out two of your favourite pastel shades; use one for the walls and the other for your skirting boards and door frames. The result looks like something straight out of a fairytale. Try it with a light colour for the walls and a darker, earthier colour for the woodwork.
6) Shine a light
It is not all about paint. Wall mounted LEDs are all the range these days. Why not add some to your skirting boards to give a subtle wash of light at floor level? You will feel like you are walking down your very own catwalk whenever you enter the house.