Hello December and Festive season! Happy weekend everyone! 


Quite often switches and sockets do not get enough attention during refurbishment process, however they truly play an important role in the overall look of interior. Here are some interesting alternative ideas for switches and sockets.
Clear
The contemporary looking clear plate ranges from Focus SB could be used both in modern, as well as period interiors. They seem to bring a subtle touch of modernity to these interiors without compromising the period feel. The clear plates are great with high quality wall coverings, as the transparent acrylic lets the pattern or texture shine through. But clear plates can be used equally effectively with painted walls as an alternative to paintable plates.



Wood

Those ranges are more special and need to be carefully thought through. Sockets with wooden plates could match joinery, if fitted close or on the joinery, kitchen cabinets or wooden floor. Those sockets and switches will add more rustic/ country effect.


Stone
Keep in mind same principal as for wooden plates, find something else in the space you can match it to. 


Metal
Metal plates are the most popular and their range goes all the way from chrome to aged brass, etc.
Metal finishes are easy to match with the rest of the interior. Antique finishes are especially in trend.




Wall decorative  moulding  is a fantastic feature to use in the home and the variety of styles and finishes means it works in almost any interior scheme.

It is important to choose moulding that reflects the style of your home. Contemporary homes should stick with simple mouldings with little detail while elaborately detailed Victorian homes look great dressed in detailed decorative mouldings. Experienced designers can mix and match d├ęcor, but it’s harder to integrate different styles in the same space.

Moulding should enrich the look of a room, not overpower it. Select the width of crown and other mouldings based on the height of the ceiling in the room. The higher the ceiling, the wider the moulding should be. Test the size by holding up samples of moulding or cut a piece of cardboard to size to see how the moulding will look when installed.







Minimalism doesn't seem to disappear without a word. The style is evolving throughout different shades of grey, neutral palettes, modern forms and simplicity. The less is still more!






Let's explore the world from more colourful and bright side. Amazing glass pendants can create really unique interior.











Enjoy the weekend!


Metal mesh comes in various patterns and textures and could be painted any colour, which makes it a very interesting material for interior features.

It can be incorporated into joinery design.



Or work as a partition a bedroom and an en-suite.


Or as a staircase and staircase railing.


Standard lacquered, painted or wooden veneer finished wardrobes are too boring? Here is an idea - wallpaper coverings! Wallpaper coverings for the wardrobe doors will make it look stunning, the storage will be hidden and highlighted at the same time. It is not necessary to choose wallpaper with a painting or bold pattern, plain and textured papers will do the job just fine.
It is important to check the width of the roll along with the width of the wardrobe door not to have any joints. Before buying any wallpapers and adhesive for such job, double check with the supplier that this will work they you planned as some of the wallpapers might be too fragile.









Recently saw this amazing idea of making a feature out of your staircase. Adding a bit of colour will make the stairs more special and interesting part of the house.