Our 2020 top 10 skirting boards article was so popular that we’ve brought you the 2021 trends update to keep you inspired for the year ahead. The renovation boom of last year has continued into 2021 while many of us continue to spend more time at home. We have come to notice the finer details in our interiors and the huge impact they have on how our rooms feel. It’s the finishing aesthetics such as timber skirting boards, architraves, and decorative inlay mouldings, Wainscoting and VJ Board Pro that make a huge impact. They turn a house into a home, and a bland commercial space into a desirable place to be. It was no surprise when pulling together this year’s Top 10 that we see the continuation of Hamptons styling and Modern Contemporary, however, French Provincial has made a resurgence, as more decorative mouldings with large curves and fine detailed finishes come into play.
This gorgeous decorative curved profile is ideal in this French Provincial home. The thick 25mm and deep 230mm skirting gives a substantial presence in every room. Teamed with matching 115mm architraves and SN03 sil nosing, SC25 scotia CR22 chair rail and IN16 inlay mould to achieve this stunning finish.
TIP – Love this profile but on a tight budget? We have the profile in smaller depths, which will achieve a similar look, with a smaller price tag.
Build & Design: Alex McDonald from Chateau Architects | Style: Edwardian / Georgian
This modern contemporary profile makes our top 10 for the first time as a popular choice for complementing a Modern Contemporary / Art Deco style while also looking great in Hampton interiors with a more modern or coastal twist. It features a unique profile set where the 185mm high is used as a skirting board and the 90mm is used as an architrave. This is due to the precise placement of the shoulders and rebate in the profile being the same size to give the perfect, balanced look. This profile is 18mm thick which gives it the chunky square look.
This Hamptons style profile continues to be very popular with home builders looking to create a spectacular Hamptons inspired home. Available in 90mm, 115mm, 135mm wide, 185mm, 230mm and 285mm wide x 18mm thick.
This quality home builder cleverly incorporated Intrim’s mouldings into the design with Intrim SK767 skirting boards in 135mm and architraves in 90mm, Intrim SB03 skirting blocks, Intrim CM14 cornice mould, Intrim CR99 chair rail (in the bedrooms), Intrim CR62 chair rail (in the living areas) and Intrim In32 inlay mould to create the wainscoting wall detail.
Build & Design: Manor Homes
Another great example of SK767 was this Hampton home in Bowral NSW where the profile in 135mm was used for skirting board and 90mm for architrave. The Hamptons look was completed with IN09 Inlay Mould, IN27 Inlay Mould used as Chair Rail, SN03 Sill Nosing, SC18 Scotia and Intrim Skirting Blocks.
Build & Design: Bowral Homes
When Bonnie from Three Birds Renovations created her dream home a few years ago she started with the Cottage where she used this SK58 profile in 230mm skirting boards and 115mm architrave. A consistent best-seller for its all-round Hamptons styling, it blends beautifully with a slightly more modern approach.
You can see the impact this moulding makes in Bonnie’s Cottage here.
Available in 90mm, 115mm, 135mm wide, 185mm, 230mm and 285mm wide x 18mm thick
Another Hamptons style choice when you can’t get enough curves with the chunky 25mm thick profile and triple curve appeal. Available in 90mm, 115mm, 135mm wide, 185mm, 230mm and 285mm wide x 25mm thick
This Hamptons inspired 1860’s farmhouse renovation perfectly used SK505 skirting boards in 230mm and 115mm architraves. The deep skirting and subtles curves provide the perfect visual divider between the floor & walls. Teamed with SB01 skirting block, CR46 chair rail, IN25 inlay mould, IN09 inlay mould, PR26 picture rail, CM25 cornice mould, CM27 cornice mould and IHR04 handrail to deliver the ideal Hamptons Farmhouse.
Design: Natalee Bowen, Indah Island | Carpentry: Perth Bespoke Carpentry | Style: French Provincial
Available in 115mm, 135mm wide, 185mm, 230mm and 285mm wide x 25mm thick
The elegant style of SK433 is the perfect French Provincal choice for adding a touch of class with slim (18mm thick) clean lines and subtle curves.
Tip – Create a more opulanent affect with the large wide 230 or 285mm width for your skirting.
If you are looking to create a truly breathtaking French Provincal style home, don’t look any further than this gorgeous timber moulding profile. Available in 25mm thickness to provide a substantial decorative feel match your skirting boards and architraves.Available in: 90mm, 115mm, 135mm wide, 185mm, 230mm and 285mm wide x 25mm thick. This French Palatial Paradise features SK110 Skirting Board in 230mm and 115mm for architrave
Designer: Getset Interiors Group | Builder: Husband & Wife Owner Builder Team
If you have an Edwardian or Georgian style in mind, then this profile is a popular choice this year. With the 25mm thick profile it provides a luxury appearance with structured lines and curves to draw the eye. Available in 115mm, 135mm wide, 185mm, 230mm and 285mm wide x 25mm thick, this project featured SK115 185mm skirting, SK115 architrave in 90mm, SN03 sill nosing and CR46 chair rail with IN32 inlay mould created the wainscoting.
Design & Build: PBS Australia
This luxury chateau inspired home featured tall 230mm SK115 skirting boards with 115mm matching architraves, Intrim SN05 sill nosing, Intrim custom chair rail in 85mm wide x 40mm thick and Intrim IN16 inlay mould.
Build & Design: Alex McDonald from Chateau Architects
This skirting profile features clean lines and a strong horizontal grove to draw the eye and ties in perfectly for Modern contemporary or art deco style. Used as a matching skirting board and architrave you can achieve different looks depending on the skirting profile width you choose from 66mm, 90mm, 115mm, 135mm wide, 185mm, 230mm and 285mm in 18mm thick.
If you didn’t see the look you were after in our top 10 skirtings for 2021, it’s simple to browse the style you like here or look through our gallery here for more inspiration. We help you confirm your selection with Free samples available to order for most of our popular profiles from the profile product page. We love making spectacular interiors and hope to be part of your interior project for 2021.