If you’re a regular reader of Curly&Candid it may not surprise you to read that we are still plotting and planning some interior design changes. This house is perfectly sized and laid out for our needs however it needs some oomph, some wow and it needs us to add our mark to it. We’ve been in here over fourteen months now, so it’s time.
The big changes we’ve mostly finished planning, however, we’re still quibbling over the finishing touches. These are the bits and pieces that on their own aren’t always very exciting however as part of an overall design, they offer functional and design-led benefits.
Here are just a few of the finishing touches we’re talking about.
Did you know that skirting boards have quite the history? We didn’t until we found this blog post about it. As well as protecting the wall at kick-level, skirting boards help finish a room off and keep it warm (important in a Victorian house, trust me). With high ceilings, heat is easily lost so we’re looking at architrave from Skirting World UK to finish off post-decorating.
Door handles are a function item but that doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty or feature an edgy design. I’ve fallen in love with these copper door knobs on Pinterest and while I haven’t yet worked out where they would fit in the house, I’m determined to find a way!
Once we’ve built storage and what not we’ll be looking at our dining room and lounge feature walls. Currently covered in some dubious patterned paper, we’re looking for something with a little more oomph. At the moment stone split tiles (in a dark grey) are the frontrunner.
Years ago, in another property, we experimented with window film and were thrilled with the result. It offered privacy, warmth and we didn’t lose any of the light. We are definitely considering doing this again. This is the modern and easy to maintain alternative to net curtains, which I loathe!
We’re still thinking about this. Ideally we’d love hardwood floors, however, I’m looking at something that looks similar but is warmer (not laminate!). Any recommendations on this point are more than welcome. I love rugs so would use those on the floors I think, to compliment the room decor.
I would love to find a way to incorporate some industrial style lighting into the house. We need decent light levels for working and for hobbies however I’m pretty sure I can pull this off and still use light fittings as one of our interior finishing touches which will give the home a little more character. I’m thinking steel, chrome and copper tones.
When you think of interior design finishing touches what comes to mind for you? Throws and pillows, lighting and wall art or perhaps like me, skirting boards and door knobs? Feel free to comment with your favourite interior design Pinterest boards, I’m still looking for inspiration!