Interior Design

What Skirting Board Should I Choose; Decorative or Plain?

Chamfer and 2 Drips Skirting Board

At Cutting Edge Skirting, we have a large range of skirting boards to choose from. With different styles and designs available, there really is a skirting board for everyone. When it comes to thinking about what the right skirting board is for you and your home, there are several things to consider. As such we have compared plain skirting boards and decorative skirting boards to help you choose what type of skirting board is going to be the best for you, as well as the room they will be used in.

Traditional or Modern Skirting Boards

One of the first things that you will notice with decorative skirting boards and plain skirting boards is that they can lean towards different styles. One is more traditional, and one is more modern. If you have a home that is more traditionally decorated, then decorative skirting boards are usually the best option, particularly if you find one that fits the time period the home is decorated in. In more modern homes, then modern skirting boards are the best choice as they will match better. So, think about where you are decorating, to decide which type of skirting board is going to suit best.

Skirting Board Maintenance

If having skirting boards that are easy to maintain is important to you, then choosing a plain skirting board style for your residence is often the best choice. There are fewer small details and intricacies where dust can gather, making cleaning and overall maintenance much easier. When you choose a decorative skirting board, they can take a little more maintenance. Plain skirting boards, especially those that are ready to be painted, can be more straightforward than decorative options.

If you are looking for low maintenance, then choosing a material like MDF for your skirting boards can be a good choice. MDF skirting boards have no knots or visible grain, which can be a benefit when you just want them to be plain. There is no natural wood effect, so it can look good if you simply want plain skirting boards, rather than skirting boards containing any kind of feature. The only drawback is that you can’t match MDF skirting boards with any period mouldings or architrave that are already in the home.

Minimalist or Maximalist

If you are looking for skirting boards to keep things simple and quite minimalistic, then plain skirting boards are the best option. They aren’t fussy in design, so you can choose other things to focus on in the room. For a more minimalist interior style where more is more, then decorative skirting options can work well. With intricate designs, they can bring together a room and even be a feature.

Overall, these three elements are just a number of the main differences that stand between decorative and plain skirting boards. These factors should be considered when thinking about which style to choose, and which style is going to work best in your home, in the long-term.

The Final Finish

There are a wide variety of material options to choose from when it comes to deciding the right style of skirting board for your home. With over one-hundred years of combined experience, we are able to manufacture a wide variety of cost-effective, high-quality MDF skirting boards to suit all types of homes and interior deisngs.

Interested in finding out more about our skirting boards? Get in touch and speak to a member of the Cutting Edge Skirting team today on 0333 366 0249 or send us an email on info@skirting.co.uk.  Alternativly, you can contact us by using the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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