it is important to get the styling right in modern times to achieve the best value for your home.it is also important that the furniture and decorations match in colour and style.therefore when choosing skirting boards, wall covering and also the flooring, you need to pay attention to designs that will fit together, rather than something just off the shelf.very recently, there have been a wide range of new skirting boards coming to market from innovative companies, offering you almost as much choice with your wooden finishings as with your wallpaper or your curtains.choosing the wood properly will have a great impact on fitting the best skirting boards for your room.
MDF offers a low cost, low maintenance option and lends itslef to being painted any colour necessary.however if you really want to go for that fancy and expensive look, you can choose maple skirting boards (often used in snooker cues) beech skirting boards or even oak skirting boards to give that high quality finish.using a hardwood skirting will give a great natural look to your home but it will also look expensive!you will need to lacquer the skirting, or even varnish and prevent it from getting damp.as for the designs, you can go for some more traditional styles such as ogee, torus, bevelled or bullnose. however you can go for much more modern designs such as modern, ribbed skirting, reeded skirting, stepped skirting or even a jazz skirting that is now available!once you have the skirting boards sorted, you will want to lay a nice floor.
carpets are the standard throughout time, however laminate floors, engineered floors and solid wood floors are becoming more and more popular.engineered floors offer great value as they give as good a finish as real wood floor, at a fraction of the cost.when you’ve done the skirting boards and flooring you will want to look at the stair rails, hand rails and picture rails.these are usually best purchased in hardwood such as oak, as they will get more wear and tear than the skirting boards.you can normally fit your picture rails quite easily with a spirit level and adhesive.when fitting your stair rails however, you may like to have a professional carpenter visit to do them correctly.
at this stage, you may also be considering your furniture.if you go for standard furniture that will fit the odd space with occasionla furniture, it will be a great way to fill the gap.alternatively you can go for a higher end furniture that will often be made from solid oak and will give a look of elegance to any room.the skirting boards will need to match the furniture, whichever choice you go for.if you have chosen to go for mainly hardwood furniture then it would be most likely that hardwood skirting boards will give you the best result.
if however you just need to finish the room to a tidy fashion then mdf skirting is a great way to finish neatly and tidily without great cost.the best design on the market is solid oak or solid walnut skirting boards.