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Expert Design Advice

We get asked on a regular basis to recommend particular products, or particular skirting board features like overall height or paint finish. We have created this part of the blog as a space for creative professionals to give their honest, impartial opinion on our products and how to use them. Over time we will keep adding articles that will provide details of the thoughts of some of the foremost interior design writers in the country.

If you have a specific design query, please let us know and we will get in touch with an interior design expert to provide you with the best possible advice!

  • How to Choose the Right Skirting Board to Complement Your Kitchen
    How to Choose the Right Skirting Board to Complement Your Kitchen
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    Whether you’re remodelling the whole kitchen or just cherry-picking accents to touch up, properly matching your skirting boards with the overall theme, feel and design of your kitchen is paramount. The little details will make or break an interior design theme. Skirting boards shouldn’t just be an afterthought, they offer a range of both functional and visual benefits; especially if your home has wooden floors. Due to the nature of wooden floor boards, and their tendency to expand and...

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  • Why are Bullnose skirting boards so popular?
    Why are Bullnose skirting boards so popular?
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    Before I started working at Skirting 4 U, I never really thought too much about skirting board or architrave (I didn’t even know what architrave was). They just seem to be something I needed to apply that horrible sticky gloss paint to during the decorating process. Skirting board is not only seen as a protective measure for walls but also part of the interior design scheme. Therefore, we’ve seen an increased demand for different designs rather than the traditional bullnose look. Caption:...

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  • Inspiration for designing your rooms based on the Edwardian period
    Inspiration for designing your rooms based on the Edwardian period
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    A BRIEF BACKGROUND The Edwardian era covers the brief reign of King Edward VII between 1901 – 1910. Compared to most reigns it was a short, yet intriguing period. However, the Edwardian style is generally recgonised to have lasted until 1920 (10 years after Kind Edwards death). EDWARDIAN ARCHITECTURE During the Edwardian period there was a housing boom, resulting in the many houses we see still see around today. There was a rise in the new middle classes and a demand for lighter, airier...

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  • How the Victorian Era Inspired some Modern Interior Designs Trends
    How the Victorian Era Inspired some Modern Interior Designs Trends
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    Background to the Victoria Era The Victorian Era 1837-1901 was an illustrious time that started a housing boom. During the beginning of this period houses were still influenced by classic Regency architecture. The style signified the last phase of Georgian architecture and was elegant and decorative. Caption: Large bay windowed houses were built for the rich. Interior Design Inspiration from the Victoria Period For a classic Victorian interior there are some key pieces that renovators...

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  • Looking to create contemporary interiors with modern skirting boards?
    Looking to create contemporary interiors with modern skirting boards?
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    Whether you live in a new build or a contemporary apartment, one of the main decisions is which style to choose that will suit and complement the architecture. Modern homes tend to have a simpler skirting, they have less curves and can be very basic in design unlike period designs which are more detailed. The height is usually lower and the design is more streamlined, with either a chamfered profile or my personal favourite, the square groove 2 mdf skirting board. One of the advantages of...

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  • Georgian Mouldings
    Georgian Mouldings
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    The Georgian period started in 1714 and finished in 1830, during this time there were four King Georges. Georgian styles where heavily influenced by Roman elements like niches, alcoves and columns. This was called ‘Neo-classical’ and was favoured by the architect of the time, Robert Adam. The houses were light and airy with high ceilings and pastel colour schemes. Skirting boards tended to be quite high with detailing, this would have been to help balance the overall look with...

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  • What is the Best Paint for Skirting Boards?
    What is the Best Paint for Skirting Boards?
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    For those in the middle of a renovation project, painting your walls is hardly enough if your skirting boards are old and scruffy. Freshly painted skirting will give your home or commercial premises a clean new look, but many people are often confused as to which paint to use on skirting boards. Whether you’ve ordered new skirting or you just want to revamp your old profiles, choosing a suitable paint will depend on the final look you wish to achieve and the material of your skirting boards....

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