We’re living in the modern twenties, which means new and exciting trends. So out with the old and in with the new. Over the last couple of years, skirting wasn’t that much of a thing to homeowners. Finishes have become much more seamless. Homeowners do not feel the need to use skirting boards in their home designs with the mentality that it does not really do much for a space and is just an additional cost.

This is so far from the truth. There is much more to skirting boards than just embellishment.


Why is Skirting Necessary?

Skirting boards are more than just an accessory. They are there to protect the walls from accidental knocks and scuffs, including the wear and tear from things such as furniture, mops, and vacuums. Homeowners are finally realizing the importance of skirting boards and implementing them in their homes.


On-trend Skirting Board Styles

Regardless of where it will be installed, skirting boards can be modified to give the finish you desire. Here are some of the trends out there that can further elevate the look of your home.



There’s a multitude of materials used in skirting. Different materials have different advantages, such as those made from medium density. Due to durability and pricing, the skirting board in MDF has become one of the most chosen options. This is mostly due to the fact that it has no imperfections and requires less time for preparation, unlike other woods.


Colors and Finishes

Bold colors – Maximalism is very on-trend at the moment. Those with a much bolder style can opt to paint their skirting boards in a more striking color palette.

Pastel – If you tend to follow softer aesthetic trends, Cottagecore, and Rustic Vogue (a sophisticated Cottagecore), you will want a much softer look. Pastel colors are the way to go. Applying this to your bedrooms or even your bathroom will give a more calming aura when you decide to have a bubble bath.

Monochromatic – If you are still rocking the Minimalistic look, why not consider painting your skirting the same color as your wall. This can add to the sophisticated look, relying on just the textures to tell a story.



This is the shape of the skirting board on its side. Each provides a unique look to the space. The profile matters. Styles vary depending on the skirting board profiles. The following are trending at the moment:

  • Georgian
  • Ovolo
  • Bullnose
  • Square
  • Chamfer


These are just a few trendy styles you can choose from that might fit your aesthetic.

A person’s home says a lot about the person who owns it. It can speak about a person or family’s personality, one’s style, and even one’s habits – It is all reflected in the home. It might not seem like it, but you, a homeowner, can express yourself by making very simple changes to your space. Just by elevating the look of your skirting boards, you can bring an entire concept to life.