Sponsored by Intrim Mouldings
When it comes to redecorating your home, skirting boards, architraves, handrails and the likes don’t get much attention. Let’s be honest, choosing soft furnishings seems a lot more exciting. But the right architectural mouldings can, for a relatively low price, transform your home.
Intrim Mouldings is a leading manufacturer in finely crafted, quality timber mouldings. With options to suit any style or design, you can get trimwork that is quintessential Hamptons to Victorian heritage and everything in-between. They’re particularly ideal if you want to refresh an old home or add some character and period details to a new build.
It truly is bang for your buck. One Intrim customer recently bought a home for $930,000 and spent $4,367 on bespoke timber mouldings (they also repainted the walls and put in a new carpet). Refresh done, and the home was valued at $1.275 million! You can’t argue with that return on investment.
Let’s take a closer look at the design options:
The Hamptons style is defined by casual, relaxed beachside living but done in a classic and very sophisticated way. The look is bright and breezy, featuring high skirting boards with big rounded profile features and beautiful wall wainscoting.
The French Provincial style combines fanciful furnishings with fine linens and gentle tones. Very ornate and decoratively detailed mouldings are showcased around fireplaces, on walls and as beautiful cornice and skirting boards.
The Edwardian/Georgian look is all about coordination! These styles rely on straight lines, symmetry and finesse to achieve a clean look. Skirting boards, chair rails and picture rails are typical of this style with textiles and tapestries hung as features. Timber mouldings are stained or painted in similar tones, and furnishings blend perfectly with the walls.
“More of everything” is the trademark of the Colonial/Victorian era, with homes incorporating various styles ranging from classic facades to extremely ornate and decorative embellishments. Highly detailed dado rails, wall panelling and skirting boards are synonymous with the look.
Interior mouldings in Modern homes often use a minimal shadowline skirting or a smaller profile with sharp, hard lines. Timber trimwork is painted to cover the natural grain or is used as a contrast to more artificial shapes and materials such as concrete.
Once you have picked the look you like, the Intrim Room Styler is your next port of call. Super easy to use, it helps you visualise your chosen mouldings in your home. Simply choose one of the room scenes based on your preferred interior style and quickly find the perfect trimwork to create the exact design you want. You can then request a sample and once you are sure on your decision, the final mouldings will be dispatched within five days from order.
Alex Robbins says
We are building a Hampton / coastal style home.
Ground floor is 2.85m – top floor is 2.6m
What height skirtings do you recommend?
Jen Bishop says
Hi Alex, it would be best to contact Intrim via their website, I’m sure they’d love to help!