Dado & Picture Rails

Skirting 4 U are here to help you transform any space with the addition of some high-quality Dado and Picture Rails. There are so many designs to choose from in the dado rail and picture rail collections. We offer a wide variety of mouldings to cover any type of aesthetic you have in mind, all of which are made from MDF for a strong and durable construction.


A Dado rail has been a popular addition to homes for centuries, mainly for aesthetic purposes but also to protect the wall against bumps from moving furniture for example. We have traditional dado rails such as Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian mouldings to give your home a classical feel.


A picture rail is a traditional interior design feature that is usually associated with period properties with elevated ceilings. Picture rail moulding is often placed around 12-20” below the ceiling. Although picture rails were originally designed to hang pictures, they are now more fashion-over-function and are mainly chosen just for aesthetic purposes, for example, a Minnie Rose picture rail adds a much-desired vintage feel to any space.


Custom Dado & Picture Rail Service

Everything in the dado rail and picture rail collections is available cut and primed to your specifications. You can choose between primed or unprimed finishes and we can alter the depth, height and length to suit your needs. If you require custom dimensions or a specific design to match something you already have, please contact our sales team for a bespoke quote.


What is The Ideal Dado Rail Height?

The height of your dado rail should be in line with the height of your ceiling, whether that’s the living room or bedroom. 

Rooms with higher ceilings will require the rail to be placed higher up the wall. For example, if you had a twelve-foot ceiling, you would divide the measurement of the entire wall by three, meaning you would place your dado rail four feet from the floor.


Quick UK Delivery

Skirting 4 U offers Free UK Delivery to mainland UK on all orders over £500 and competitive rates for all orders below. When choosing standard delivery for a picture rail or dado rail your order will be with you in five working days, when choosing express delivery we will aim to get your delivery to you within two working days.

Orders can be combined to save on delivery costs so bare that in mind if you are looking for both dado and picture rails, or even if you are browsing other products such as skirting boards, skirting board covers or door architrave amongst others in the huge Skirting 4 U collection.


What Is a Dado Rail?

A dado rail is placed halfway between the ceiling and the skirting, originally designed to protect walls against collisions from furniture, they are now chosen mainly for aesthetic purposes.


What Is a Picture Rail?

A picture rail is a wooden rail that was originally designed to hang pictures but they are now more fashion-over-function and are mainly chosen just for aesthetic purposes. 


Where Should a Picture Rail go?

Picture rails are placed 12-20” below the ceiling depending on the height of the ceiling.

We use cookies on this website. You are free to manage these via your browser settings at any time.