Taking careful consideration of the finer finishes in your home has many benefits. From giving your home a unique touch to increasing its value. We discover beautiful ceiling trends, the advantages of well-crafted cornices and stylish skirtings for your floor.
Every serious designer and decorator knows the importance of the “fifth wall”. It is often overlooked, and usually homeowners resort to safe white ceilings. There is nothing wrong with white ceiling boards – they look stylish in many homes all over the world. There has however been serious attention given to ceilings lately and we love what we have seen so far.
The architecture and style of your home will heavily influence what you can and cannot do with your ceilings. We love the look of uniform beams and coffered ceilings in modern family-homes. Wood adds a beautiful dimension to your home. These ceilings can be a great central feature of your interior. If you have high ceilings, there are lots of impressive designs to choose from.
Ceiling murals and ceiling wallpapers are also seemingly popular. Go for bold floral designs or strong geometric lines when choosing something for your ceiling.
Decorative cornices and mouldings can be made from wood, plaster or polystyrene. Polystyrene is fast becoming the preferred choice. This is because it is cost-effective and easier to install than its wood alternative. Many homeowners prefer traditional wood, but polystyrene gives you many more options. It’s also easy to transport and install – even for keen DIYers, making it a favourite by far.
Polystyrene cornices are suitable for any ceiling system and provide excellent insulation, durability and resistance to humidity and water damage. This makes them ideal for bathrooms and kitchens too.
It is very important to consider the style of your home when it comes to skirting boards. If you have tall ceilings, you can play around with higher skirting boards than if you had a lower ceiling, for example. Ideally, you want your home to appear larger and allowing your walls to be as tall as possible is always a good idea.
You will also need to consider the style of the skirting boards. They can be a decorative element of your home’s overall design and it’s important not to underestimate how skirting boards can influence the charm of a room.
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