The first thing that pops in people’s mind when they think about skirting is the fact that it is a common feature meant to create a division between the floor and the walls and to cover any gaps and cracks that might occur at the flooring edges. Another important reason why people are using skirting boards is to protect the walls from being damaged by the mop, the vacuum cleaner, pets, or shoes.
Come to think about it, it would actually be pretty strange to build a house without skirting because this feature has become such a popular addition. So if it’s there, why not make it look special and include it into our interior design. Who said skirting must always be white? If you want to experiment with different colors, you should opt for MDF or HDF skirting boards and architrave. These materials have been all the rage lately in the construction industry. It is safe to say that MDF and HDF have become more popular than natural wood.
Did you now that by choosing charcoal or grey edgings you can highlight the white walls? The grey accents will create the illusion of space and make a room look much more orderly and neat.
If you use a single color on both skirting and walls you will create a classic look and make any room look much larger. If you want to play it safe, use white, as this color will make your home look more glamorous or minimal depending on what style you choose.
Classic, robust, and simple skirting boards will create balance and the illusion of space in a room and they can also be equipped with LED lighting systems. Don’t forget to hire a specialist if you want to add electrical wiring, as doing this yourself can be illegal and very dangerous.
Adding some brightly colored accents to the skirting boards can create a vibrant look and improve the overall aspect of a room. Additionally, colorful skirting can become a valuable design feature that you can use to match the furniture, the curtains, etc. A ribbon of color can brighten up a room and is a perfect choice for kids’ rooms.
If you have a long, narrow hallway in your home you should consider installing dark skirting boards as this works great with light walls and ceiling. If you are feeling particularly creative, just choose your favorite colors and create a unique interior design. After all, your house should be filled with the things that you love.