Skirting boards are highly functional and aesthetically pleasing, which is why you must turn them into design features provided you have some stylish ideas to rev up your home. It will be a mistake to look upon the boards merely as a necessity for concealing the unsightly gaps between the floor and walls or protecting the wall from the intense rubbing of vacuum cleaners or mops. Rather, you must look at the boards with a more creative vision to make the most of the stretches of the woodwork and convert them into a design feature just as done for cornices. You can use the boards for guiding the eye through space and even go up to the extent of adding a ribbon of bright color that provides a stylish twist to the innocuous looks.
Here are some creative ideas to turn the boards into an important element of the home interior design.
Grab eyeballs with dark paint
To add a dash of color to a neutral painted space along the skinny hallway, use dark-hued skirting boards that become an effective tool for creating dramatic effects that lead the eye. As the skirting with dark bands of color travels along the wall and around the curves and corners, it naturally draws the eye that eventually leads the focus to the end of the space. Maintain contrast by keeping the walls and ceilings painted in a pale color.
Add oomph to wallpaper
Imagine a room that has walls covered with wallpaper displaying exotic self patterns in some very light shade. To make the wallpaper ooze special appeal that otherwise looks quite unassuming use a thick band of soft grey skirting that highlights the details in the patterned wallpaper and makes it look more attractive. The soft grey color of the skirting creates a soft contrast that works like magic and makes the room look stunning. The walls come alive with the subtle touch of soft color and add a special appeal to space.
Add a streak of color
The usually low lying skirting boards can accompany many other items in the room to create vibrant designs with flashing colors that turn it into one of the most important design accessories along with the lampshades and cushions. The skirting acts like a ribbon along the walls at the bottom, and by choosing an energizing color like lime green if it complements the overall décor, you can uplift the room that has white walls and wood floor.
Let there be light
Skirting boards, with its simple design helps to create the right balance within the architectural spaces by maintaining the right proportions. In addition, you can use it to create a low light stream that washes the floor gently by inserting LED lights within it. It creates an illusion that makes space appear more spacious with an airy ambiance when you match the color of walls and the woodwork.
Although not very common but you can use two colors on the woodwork to make the white walls look livelier.