Selecting The Perfect Design
Skirting Boards are a great way to upgrade your home and add some elegant decoration throughout your kitchen, bedrooms, living areas and anywhere else you have a few plain and boring walls. However, with such a wide variety of profiles to choose from, the decision on which skirting boards to install throughout your home can be difficult and daunting. In this guide, you will find some interesting tips and ideas that can help you select the perfect skirting for your home.
WHO’S LIVING IN YOUR HOME?
The number and age of people living in your home is an important factor to consider, not to mention if you have any crazy pets running around your rooms. Aside from improving the general design of your home, skirting boards are a great way to protect your walls and have high durability. However, sometimes the conditions of your household can impact the what profile you go for.
- If you are living with young children or pets, installing an expensive skirting board design may not be ideal, children are likely to scuff your skirting with crayons and toys, and your pet might scratch the area. Thankfully, the skirting are highly-durable and protect you walls from permanent damages, however its better to look for skirting boards that are simpler and budget-friendly.
A solution to your young children and pets damaging your delicate corners and open edges is installing corner protections. They are an affordable way to protect your skirting boards and add a unique feature to your home.
- However, if you have older kids and less crazy pets or completely child and pet-free, you can invest in more expensive skirting boards. Just take into consideration that you choose the correct profile that complements your general house design.
SCALE & PROPORTION
It’s extremely important you know the right size of skirting boards suitable for you home, if you select a profile that’s too small or too big, it can adversely affect the overall design of your interior.
Make sure to consider the height of your ceilings, because if you want to achieve a flawless design your skirting boards need to be in proportion. So, if you have high ceilings opt for taller profiles; equally, avoid large boards with lower ceilings as the skirting will dominate and any horizontal lines will visually shorten your room. A general rule some people use is approximately 1/18 of the height of your room should be for skirting boards or around double the width of your door architraves.
Don’t be forced to follow the rules, as some homes suit different skirting board heights and it depends on a number of other factors- several homes break these rules and make a broad statement with their beautiful skirting boards. The decision will come down to your individual taste and preference. Be sure to even talk to a professional decoration advisor, as you can even change the perceived proportions of a room just by adjusting the height of your skirting boards and architraves.
THE GENERAL DESIGN OF YOUR HOME
A major point to consider is the style of your skirting boards and who it corresponds to the rest of your home. Skirting boards can be a strong decorative element and it is extremely important you don’t underestimate the impact it can do to a room’s look and feel.
The first thing to look at is the age and architectural design of your home, so you can match your skirting profile and avoid creating an unusual combination! For instance, if you have a federation home, designs with more detail and eccentric patterns will be a great choice, like WA Federation and WA Colonial. On the other hand, modern homes tend to suit cleaner and simple profiles, such as lambs tongue, Half-splayed or Bullnose.
COLOUR & PAINT
Now the fun part! What colour and paint to choose for your skirting boards? Luckily, you have an endless amount of colours and shades available, however most people tend to choose a classic white and neutral colours to create a daring contrast between flooring and walls as well as produce a more spacious feeling.
You can mix things up and paint your skirting boards the same colour as your walls, it may be a bit hesitant at first, but it gives the room a stunning contemporary feel. Even something distinctive, such as some bold colours, which can close the space. Or maybe adding pigments through different areas of your room to produce the illusion of a different space. For example, painting your skirting boards and half of you ceiling on colour and then continue with a darker or lighter colour change to stimulate the illusion of a higher ceiling.
Be creative with your colours and including a distinctive colour can really bring out the best in your home.
The two main types of paint that are used in painting your skirting boards- oil-based enamel and water-based enamel. Unfortunately, some businesses try trick you by selecting a particular paint that has more benefits that the other, however both paints have their advantages and disadvantages.
Your type of paint will revolve around your house conditions and your preferences, so its best to contact a professional advisor to provide you assistance for the correct paint type. You can view our skirting board painting service for more information on our offers and paint processes. Feel free to contact Skirting Boards Perth for more information and help for your skirting board’s colour and paint.
TYPES OF SKIRTING BOARD TO CONSIDER
There are many options you can choose from when it comes to your skirting. Once again, it depends on your taste and the style of your home, but here are a few types of skirting boards:
- MDF Skirting: A pre-primed/pre-finished skirting with high resistance to warping and swelling. It is easy with low maintenance and much more affordable then other types of skirting boards.
- Softwood Skirting: These can be stained, varnished, sanded and refinished for a natural look throughout your home.
- Hardwood Skirting: It is a great way to create an elegant appeal in your home and especially suitable for for historic homes with oak decoration.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A QUALITY SUPPLIER & INSTALLER
You’ve finally found your perfect skirting boards for your home, but now it’s time to install them and that’s the real challenge. Unless you are certain your can pull off a huge DIY project, contacting a professional and experienced installer is the best choice.
At Skirting Boards Perth, we provide top-quality skirting board installation service to all areas of Perth at affordable and unbeatable prices. Not to mention, we can spray-paint your skirting boards at reasonable prices to reduce ugly brush strokes and uneven finishes.
Everyone wants an excellent result that’s flawless and high-quality and you can get that with our skirting board service. Contact Skirting Boards Perth today on 0406 427 433 or email@example.com for a free quote and if you need any professional decoration advice for your home.