How To Style Skirting Boards In A Kids Bedroom
If you are currently in the process of planning the design for your child’s bedroom you might be thinking of all the fun ways you can be creative and make a statement within the room. This type of design allows your imagination to run free as you create a space that is homely, fun and full of character. As you go through the design process you are no doubt making important decisions on what funky wallpaper to choose or what colour scheme you can adorn the walls with. Amongst all of those fun decisions, choices on which skirting boards to go with might get forgotten, but it doesn’t have to be a boring, background feature. There are so many creative ways in which you can make a commodity look more attractive within your child’s bedroom.
Why you need Skirting Boards?
Although, you may not have thought of how skirting can fit into your well thought out room plan they certainly are an important feature that shouldn’t be forgotten. Skirting boards are used to protect your walls and plaster from damage, particularly in those areas that see high traffic. Your little one will undoubtedly spend a lot of time in their bedroom, playing and probably making a mess, so it is important that you protect the walls where you can!
Most commonly in children’s bedroom design skirting boards are often plain and have very little decorative design. If you have spent a lot of time thinking about the design of your child’s room you probably want the theme to be the focal point. Skirting boards aren’t there to distract, but rather compliment. You might even be the type of decorator that wants all the skirting boards to match in the house. That’s ok too and common amongst interior design, however, although the profile design will match, you can certainly get creative with the final finish of your boards.
Three Creative Ways To Make Skirting Boards Work In A Kids Bedroom
- Opt for a bright and bold colour palette
If you are planning a fun, bright and colourful room design for your little one then painting your skirting boards in a bold colour to match will finish off your room perfectly. By steering clear of traditional white skirting boards you will make the space feel more fresh and modern with a funky twist.
It is well known that children are more receptive to brighter colours oppose to more neutral shades. Brighter tones such as yellows and reds are said to evoke happiness and comfort within your child, whereas paler tones like blues are said to provoke calmness. The colour choice ultimately is down to you and the vibe you are wanting to go for in the room.
Image Credit: Little Greene Paint Company
Little Greene Paint Company showcase how painted skirting boards although small in size can make an impact and really work well with a bright colour scheme.
Browse our modern skirting boards for something plain in design that you can make stand out with a bright colour scheme.
- Stick to your theme
If you have gone for a themed bedroom design you might be doubtful about how skirting boards will fit into your well thought out design. It’s worth thinking about which element of the theme the skirting boards will match well with. When carrying the theme onto the skirting boards you avoid a harsh cut off point from the wall feature. Which in turn makes the room look more cohesive and as one.
Image Credit: Dulux Paints
Dulux have showcased some great ways in which you can incorporate skirting boards into your overall bedroom design and theme. By using the same green paint as the one used in the jungle wall design the pattern isn’t broken up creating a continuous well thought out look.
Image Credit: Dulux Paints
Another creative hack they showcased was introducing a pattern onto the skirting boards. This makes the skirting boards a crucial design feature rather than just a commodity that fades into the background. The continuation of the stripes really works well with the overall wall art design and prevents the skirting boards looking out of place. Both are great ways in which you can successfully create a themed bedroom that all works together, preventing the need to have pieces in the room that have no design purpose.
- Be Stylish with Monochrome
If you are decorating a larger space you might be wanting to opt for the increasing popular cool, monochrome trend. A black and white colour scheme is both timeless and stylish and will allow you to create a real wow factor within your home. This theme is ideal for those wanting to stay away from bright, outlandish colour schemes and opt for something more neutral. If you are a fan of the Scandinavian and Nordic interior styles, then there’s no doubt that a monochrome themed room will attract your eye.
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When adopting this popular interior trend you can opt for the traditional white skirting boards, allowing the black tones to come through from your furniture and décor choices. Or alternatively you can make the skirting boards black and really make them stand out within a room. Both options are well suited to the overall monochrome theme and this style is well suited to a wide range of creative interior styles.
When using only two block colours it is important you get the balance and proportions right to avoid the room looking too busy. To keep attention on the overall theme of the room, you might want to opt for smaller skirting boards that are simplistic but still stylish.
Overall, decorating a kids bedroom is your chance to have some real fun when it comes to your home design. Be creative, artistic and bold with your choices. Whatever scheme or theme you choose we are certain your little one will love playing and sleeping (hopefully) in their room. Although the styling of the skirting boards have differed in our suggestions showcased throughout this guide, it is clear that small, plain skirting boards are the most popular. It is however all down to your personal preference and the overall look you want to create. We have no doubt that with a little bit of planning and a touch of creativity you can make our skirting boards work in any space.
Shop our plain skirting boards online to find the perfect match for your child’s bedroom décor.
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