It’s practical in that it hides wires, and a visually pleasing way in providing a seamless well thought-out transition between the floor and the walls. Without skirting a room may appear unfinished. With so much choice though, how do you possibly choose which one to use? It might look like a minefield but there’s no rules really. Below however are a few tips to help you confidently select the right one for your interior.
Proportion Adds Balance To A Room
Pairing Skirting Boards With Coving
As a general guide for success with skirting and coving, the coving should typically always be larger in size than the skirting boards used. Also consider using a similar style. If a traditional style ornate skirting is used then a modern sleek skirting would look out of place.
You can choose to match the height and size with each room’s proportions. Taller rooms often call for taller skirting. If unsure on the height of the skirting boards, aim for around 1/18 the height of your room. This isn’t a ‘rule’ however as oversized skirting can look very effective.
Tall skirting boards for a tall room
Same Style For A Consistent Look
To create a consistent design throughout a home, you can use the same style of skirting in each room. For example if you have used a modern stepped skirting in the living room, a similar contemporary design could be used throughout the home rather than introducing a new style such as a traditional curved style.
If the skirting doesn’t match the door frame, don’t worry. Adding a foot at the junction of the skirting at the door fame is an aesthetic way to combine the two.
What Colour To Choose?
A nice crisp white skirting board can be a great classic looking choice, don’t feel that your skirting has to be white!
A darker skirting makes everything above feel lighter and airer, to give a skirting more weight try painting is at least 3 tones darker than the wall.
To enlarge a small room, try painting the wall and skirting boards the same colour. Doing this is a visual trick to make a room seem larger than it is.
Matching the skirting boards to the wall
Extra Large Skirting Boards
How about elevated skirting? This is raised skirting that mixes a few different elements such as wall moulding with a skirting to create a luxurious extra large skirting.
Lastly don’t forget about LED lighting! LED skirting can be a next level type of skirting ideal for rooms where an ambiance is created, perhaps surrounding a media wall. As well as normal skirting boards we have a selection of LED ones available in which the light does not penetrate through the moulding due to LightGuard technology.