When I first moved into my house I felt the need to decorate as quickly as possible. To create a comfortable home for both myself and the girls in the transition between being a big family to just the three of us.
2 years down the line and now I am wanting to make this into our forever home, or at least stamp my own mark on it – and boy is that mark dark! 90% of the woodwork in the house is now painted black and I am about to put down dark wood flooring. Of course with new flooring comes comes the need for edging but I am going to go another route and add high skirting.
I think small touches like skirting and alcoving etc add interesting details to a room without changing up the overall design. As much as I like to do DIY jobs myself I really do think this is one that I will have to get someone else in to do for me. Modern skirting boards are ideal for use in clean and minimalist areas, there are more decorative ones that offer an alternative to the simple skirting boards we all know.
MDF skirting boards are free of impurities and would last longer than soft wood skirting, this is essential since I have little ones and grandchildren who love nothing more than kicking base boards and leaving scuff marks on woodwork etc.
I want something that is going to last and if I am staying here I want to only do jobs once from here in, I have spent far too many years doing jobs that need redoing after a year or so. This time around it has to last and I am confident that high skirting will not only be worthwhile but will also look timeless.