17th May 2022 How to choose the right size skirting boards? How to choose the right size skirting boards? First, decide what you are wanting to achieve in your home build, addition or renovation. These are some factors to keep in mind……. 1) Space. A commonly held belief is that large skirting boards can only be used in big rooms with high ceilings. But if you are wanting to create a cosy space, a higher-than-normal skirting is something you can experiment with. Similarly, to create an impression of extra spaciousness you can keep the skirtings smaller in a large area. Ask our team to show you some sample decors. 2) Height. A good starting point is the following chart: Ceiling Height Complimentary Skirting Sizes To 2.4m 90-135mm To 2.7m 115-185mm To 3.0m 135-230mm To 3.6m 185mm+ The above are suggestions only. Any skirting 185mm high or more we consider to be large skirtings. 185mm suits most new homes. A more “busy” profile generally looks better in a room with more space available. In a smaller room – if you are using a high-profile style – we would recommend a design with more “breathing space”, i.e. with 50% of flat space in its profile. Think about what you want to achieve. Do you want a dramatic effect, a cosy space or just to open your room out? Do you want the skirtings to stand out as a piece of architectural art, or do you want to just enhance the décor of your room?