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How softwood mouldings can bring your home to life

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Creating a new look in your home can be inspiring and exciting. If you’re redecorating or looking for ways to improve your house, softwood mouldings can provide the perfect finish and in some cases really deliver the wow factor. Skirting boards, architraves and mouldings can not only smarten up the overall look of a room, but also hide a multitude of unattractive features such as wires, pipes, damaged walls and flawed paintwork. Plus, fitting them is so easy to do – you do not have to be a DIY expert! Bring your rooms to life with these simple decorative mouldings to complete a stylish finish in your home.

What are softwood mouldings?

Softwood mouldings are manufactured for architrave, skirting boards, picture rails, door and window frames, and dado rails in the home. They are engineered using modern technologies from a high-grade softwood. Usually, softwood comes from an evergreen conifer such as pine or spruce, a low-cost popular wood which easily absorbs varnish, paint, urethane and oil.

Why use skirting boards?

Add the perfect finishing touch to any room in your home with skirting boards. Skirting boards are cleverly designed to hide unsightly pipes, damaged plaster and uneven areas where the walls meet the floors. You can choose a simple skirting board if your room is a contemporary style, or more decorative skirting to match elegant furnishings and décor. Skirting boards not only have a practical purpose but can also be used to add character and definition to a room.

Softwood moulding styles

Choosing softwood mouldings to complete your home, whether it’s a panel mould for the walls, dado rails, picture rails, skirting boards or architrave, will guarantee a stylish and clean finish. There are a number of moulding styles available, making it easy to complement the look of your home:

  • Contemporary
  • Art Deco
  • Georgian
  • Victorian
  • Grooved
  • Chamfered
  • Rounded


If you’re looking for a simple style to match your contemporary décor, wooden architraves can be cut thinly. This ensures the design is not overly complex and offers a more discrete presentation.

Skirting boards and architraves were always painted white traditionally, but homeowners are now experimenting with colours and finishes to bring their home décor to life. Softwood mouldings which have been painted a darker colour will make a smaller room look bigger, inviting the eye towards the straight lines of the moulding. If you want to avoid contrast and want the skirting boards or architraves to blend into the room, then paint them the same colour as the walls.

Transform your home

Softwood mouldings can really transform your home and deliver a high-quality finish, whether you’re looking for a decorative design or a simple, practical style. It’s easy to match them to your existing décor and they may even inspire you to create a whole new look for your home.

If you would like to know more about softwood mouldings, we are here to help. Contact our experts today for useful advice.