How To: Five Different Ways To Style Victorian Skirting Boards
With so many different skirting board and architrave designs to choose from, you might be finding it difficult to decide on the best profile for your home. The wide selection of skirting boards available here at Skirting 4 U enable you to have full creative control on the look you want to achieve within your interior. You can choose from a range of different styles from plain and simplistic to intricate and decorative. One of our most popular styles is the Victorian profile and some would consider this profile design a timeless classic. There are many ways in which you can style the Victorian skirting boards within your home to achieve your desired look. Perhaps you are decorating a period style property with Victorian features, or you might even be looking for ideas on how to feature a traditional style board within a modern interior. Discover the different ways our customers have creatively styled skirting boards throughout their home.
The History Behind Victorian Skirting Boards
Our Victorian Skirting Boards were designed to replicate the Victorian Era which ran between 1837 and 1901. Skirting boards are in fact said to have originated from this era, as homeowners prided themselves on detail and design. Walls were adorned with decorative mouldings including skirting boards, dado rails and picture rails. In those times despite the mouldings being detailed and intricate, they were often used for more functionality purposes than interior décor. Out of all the interior mouldings, skirting boards are the ones that have really stood the test of time and are still a commodity used today. The Victorian style skirting boards available now try to incorporate the decorative detail most common with that era, with a focus on intricate design and detailing.
Top 5 Style Tips
- To Match A Victorian Property
If you are currently decorating a Victorian style property you will no doubt be wanting decorative details to match the interior mouldings that perhaps already feature throughout your home. Our Victorian skirting board is perfect if you are wanting to emphasise the traditional character that comes with this style of home. Our period skirting boards generally tend to have a larger profile size than our more standard designs. With a profiled section of 51.5mm the board is extremely decorative and intricate in its design.
Browse our Victorian Skirting Boards online and see if this style is best suited to your planned project.
- Something small but intricate
Despite Victorian properties generally having taller skirting boards you might in fact want to use this profile design in a different interior space. In less traditional properties there is probably a little less wall space to work with, therefore it’s vital that you have flexibility over the height of your skirting boards. Both the Victorian and Victorian 2 profile start at heights of 70mm which will give you the small and subtle skirting board look you desire. With the profiled section still being around 51-52mm you will have a much smaller flat piece, meaning the focus is on the design and intricate detail. The smaller heights allow you to have the intricate design suited to this board without them looking too traditional and classic.
- Traditional but subtle
Despite the decorative detail we have highlighted throughout this blog post, you might in fact be after something that is traditional but a little more subtle. The Victorian 2 profile is a great example of how you can achieve this look without compromising on the period element. Although in keeping with the era it has far less design and is a much slenderer profile. Having less decorative detail makes the skirting boards much more subtle and less of a statement piece, perfect if you are not wanting them to be too much of a design feature within your home. With less intricacies you will benefit from having skirting boards that are far easier to paint and maintain, leaving you time to focus on other more exciting parts of your design process.
- In A Modern Interior
There might be many design features you like about the Victorian style skirting boards, but when working with a modern interior it can be hard to imagine how they will work. We have seen customers create some gorgeous modern interiors using the Victorian skirting boards and they really do work well. The Victorian profile is an ideal choice if you are not so keen on the typical modern skirting boards that are both plain and simplistic. Generally, for modern interiors you can expect to see skirting boards at low heights to keep things minimalistic. By opting for a white skirting board to compliment crisp, white walls you can create a space that is both bright and contemporary.
- Stand Out Features
Our Large Victorian skirting board profiles are perfect if you are wanting to create a real statement within your home and have a standout feature that will get guests talking. Tall skirting boards are great as they allow you to have taller heights, thicker depths and overall larger profile designs. Generally, the profiled part on a large board is double of what you can expect from our standard skirting boards. The Large Victorian skirting boards work really well at large heights and can really make an impact on a room due to their decorative design. We have three different variants of the Victorian profile in our tall skirting board range and each one has subtle differences to suit a range of different interior styles. This style of skirting board is perfect if you want more of the board to be profiled than flat.
Browse our Large Victorian skirting boards online and see if this style best suits the plans for your project.
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All five of the different style tips highlighted throughout this post show the versatility of the Victorian profile and all the different ways in which you can make them work within your home. There are so many ways in which you can style the Victorian skirting boards and the final design is completely down to your personal preference and the look you are trying to create.
Browse the full range of traditional skirting boards available online to find the best Victorian profile suited to your project.
If you did need any assistance or wanted to discuss our different Victorian profiles a little further then please do contact one of our friendly sales team by calling 01922 451 689 or emailing the team at email@example.com.