Every great interior designer knows that the addition of skirting boards can elevate the design of a room whilst adding that finishing aesthetic touch. Allow your interior aspirations to take shape and create that seamless smooth transition from ceiling to floor with the integration of a white skirting board or Victorian skirting board. Orac’s skirting board collection offers consumers various styles and shapes to suit all architectures.
A skirting board is a graceful connection between the floor and the wall but can also add so much more to your home’s interior décor. By adding flair and character to your interior, raising the ceiling through an aesthetic, and masking unwanted cables discretely. Plus, skirting board covers can camouflage old rustic skirting boards and complement the new outlook you wish to reflect through your interior. Skirting boards offer the opportunity to visually enlarge your room and integrate a soft glow through LED lighting. Simply, skirting boards are essential to any room. And at Wm Boyle we offer a range of standard and flexible skirting board profiles to choose from which can be viewed here.
Types of Skirting Boards
Skirting boards are multi-functional and come in various styles to suit every home architecture from grand Victorian designs to minimalistic contemporary homes or loft apartments. The skirting board mould and material should mirror the décor you wish to portray through your homes interior design. Orac offer a wide range of skirting boards from decorative skirting profiles to classic, contemporary, flexible, torus and ogee skirting boards. We offer a range of both Lightweight or Flexible Duropolymer and Flexible Purotouch skirting.
How To Choose the Right Skirting Board
The style of skirting board you choose should depend on your design aspirations, character and existing décor. If you live in a Victorian property, then the addition of a skirting board can add seamless transitions from high ceiling walls to the floor. Whereas if your home radiates a modern feel, a flexible or small skirting board can complement your design. Decorative skirting profiles suit period-style settings and simpler designs suit a clean, more modern interior.
Traditional Victorian properties feature high ceilings, cornicing and large windows therefore Victorian architraves and Victorian skirting boards should be installed to mirror the style and elegance. Showcase your properties architecture through the installation of our SX118 Skirting Board which is a tall, plain ogee styled profile. This skirting board can add an extra touch of sophistication and charm to your interior allowing bespoke room features to take centre stage.
We would also suggest our SX104 Lambs Tongue Skirting Board to be installed within period-style homes as this profile comes in a flexible material allowing the board to bend round curved walls and large bay windows. The finishing touch to your interior comes in both Lightweight Duropolymer and Flexible Purotouch.
Contemporary properties tend to suit more simplistic and minimalistic skirting designs to emulate the modern yet bespoke ambience. Modern skirting boards are becoming increasingly popular due to the amount of new build properties throughout Scotland and the UK. Within modern interiors we would suggest the installation of our SX125 Small Contemporary Skirting Board as this profile is a simple yet effective design. Offering seamless and smooth coverage throughout your room straight to your door architrave.
On the other hand, if you wish to add more flair and character to your interior, we would suggest the installation of our SX167 Dune Contemporary Skirting. This dynamic modern styled skirting board boasts a unique and stylish outlook, and can be used as a door architrave giving your interior a consistent design.
One of our bestselling skirting designs is our SX185 Skirting Board Cover which can be used to cover old and tired skirting or hide unsightly wires behind a plain contemporary profile. This skirting cover would be most suitable for contemporary properties as the simple design blends perfectly with minimalistic interior décor and design.
Why You Should Install Skirting Boards
Skirting boards add both functional and aesthetic benefits and are essentially a necessity to all interiors. Our Orac skirting boards are waterproof, durable, easily to install and finished with a white primer ready for the final coat of paint. Painting your skirting boards can depend on the style of your property, as period properties often suit white skirting boards in order to draw attention to the plaster details throughout the room. Whereas, slim-lined skirting is more suited to low ceiling modern-built properties. Skirting boards can also be used to make tonal or bold interior statements, whether you decide to be harmonious with the colour scheme or attract your guest’s attention, skirting boards allow you to be creative and re-create your interior vision.
Give your room that wow factor with an authentic and aesthetic touch through the installation of a ceiling rose. The Orac ceiling rose collection offers style and detail for both grand Victorian properties and contemporary new builds. And we can help you decide which type of ceiling rose is best suited to your home and interior design.
The installation of a decorative ceiling rose has become a prominent statement piece. From spotlighting chandeliers, to wall art features and contemporary lighting backgrounds, ceiling roses can be used in both traditional and unconventional ways to highlight your home’s design and character.
Staying true to tradition, ceiling roses can add a touch of decorative detail to a plain ceiling. Ceiling roses perfectly complement rooms with coving or cornices by adding design continuity throughout your interior. Our lightweight ceiling roses come in a variety of designs, to allow you to choose one that matches the architecture of your home.
Period properties are more likely to spotlight elaborate Georgian or Victorian ceiling roses to suit their large ceiling heights, whereas contemporary builds are more likely to showcase simpler designs to match the minimalist contemporary feel of the home. A single ceiling rose can create an interesting focal point within your room. Our Orac collection of coving and cornices can perfectly complement your ceiling rose of choice, ensuring consistency throughout your interior design.
Types of Ceiling Roses
The most popular ceiling roses can be split into two categories: Plaster and Lightweight. Plaster ceiling roses come in a variety of styles from plain, flat circles to large, intricate and ornate designs. Plaster is a heavier yet traditional material that gives ceiling roses an authentic period-style finish. Whereas we offer lightweight ceiling roses which are made from high quality polyurethane materials that allow for fine sharp details (Purotouch). Our collection also showcases a range of styles including small plain roses to decorative roses, to large and intricate designs.
Styles of Ceiling Roses
The style you choose should depend on your existing décor. If you live in a period property with existing coving or cornicing then a ceiling rose would be the perfect finishing touch. Within our ceiling rose collection we offer styles that will match all properties, including Victorian properties and contemporary builds. If your home boasts both plain ceilings and plain coving, the style of ceiling rose is your choice and dependent on your interior aspirations. Similarly, if your ceiling has no coving or decoration, you have a blank canvas to design. The architectural design of your home should be central to the style of ceiling rose you choose.
For period properties we would suggest one of our best-selling ceiling roses, the R40 Plain Georgian Ceiling Rose. This ceiling rose is perfect for grand formal rooms or large bathrooms. However its minimalistic design allows you to use in to complement a modern light fixture, as shown below:
Alternatively, for Victorian period properties we would suggest our R18 Lightweight Victorian Ceiling Rose as its intricate detail blends perfectly with a period property’s’ architectural design and high ceilings. This medium sized rose would look perfect within smaller sitting rooms or dining rooms. Detail can also be added to your home’s interior through the installation of our R27 Traditional Ceiling Rose (shown below), which showcases a Victorian style with scrolled leaf edges. This ceiling rose would be ideal for rooms with ceilings of 3 metres or more.
If you live within an Edwardian property, we would suggest our R38 Decorative Edwardian Ceiling Rose (shown below). This large ceiling rose showcases intricacy through its floral bouquets and scrolls design. With wide, bright interiors, a larger more detailed ceiling rose is the perfect fit for larger Edwardian property types, ensuring design consistency.
New builds suit smaller contemporary ceiling roses due to the layout and scale of the rooms. Our Lily Contemporary Ceiling Rose – 6 X G77 is the perfect centrepiece for your living room as these decorative individual mouldings pull together to create a beautiful ceiling rose design. We also offer a variety of simplistic designs to suit modern builds including our R08 Small Plain Lightweight Ceiling Rose and R07 Small Plain Ceiling Rose. Ceiling roses can be used on walls to create bespoke lighting features, as shown using the R08 Small Plain Lightweight Ceiling Rose below:
How To Fit Lightweight Ceiling Roses
Our collection of ceiling roses are super easy to install using specialist Orac adhesives and are all finished with a white primer ready for the finishing touch of paint.
If you require any guidance on what type of ceiling rose would suit your property, please contact us and we will be happy to help. We have a style to suit all property types.
View our full range of ceiling roses here.