Skirting Board Ideas to Finish Off Your Interiors in Style

skirting board ideas with herringbone parquet wood flooring
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While skirting board ideas might not seem like a priority when building or renovating your home, they are one of those smaller details that can actually make or break an interior design scheme.

Although skirting boards have an important practical role to play in concealing the untidy join between the base of a wall and the floor, they can, given the right thought and treatment, become design features in their own right, adding depth and interest to the spaces they are fitted in. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.