Enhance home décor with outlet covers

An outlet cover is nothing but a flat plate which is mounted on the wall around the electrical outlet in order to keep the walls free from grime and dirt. Mostly, outlet covers are made out of metal, plastic or wood and feature a screw in the middle.

Most of the home owners tend to neglect these essential items in the process of beautification of their home. However, if essential outlet covers are decorated properly, they can easily add a lot of flair and decorative touch to a room.

The good news is that today outlet plates are available in a wide range of colors, designs, styles, patterns, textures and themes for a room. They can also be found in different shapes such as a rectangle, oval, round or any other shape and can be purchased as an outlet cover, switch plate or a combination of both.

Here is a list of instructions to help you enhance your home décor with outlet covers –

First of all, you need to assess the décor of your room. This shall assist you to ascertain the ideal style for the outlet cover that shall complement the ambience. For instance, if you mount metallic outlet plates in a living room designed with a tropical theme then it will definitely look out of place. On the other hand, if you choose bamboo outlet covers, the décor of the room will be enhanced.

Select the style and color of the outlet cover. For formal areas such as living room, Victorian style or brass outlet plates look well. As dining rooms include chairs, tables, crockery and food items, you can experiment with food themed outlet covers for an interesting look. In the kitchen area, try to match the outlet covers with the finish of your appliances. If you have a stainless refrigerator, then select brushed nickel switch plates. In the bathroom, outlet covers with the seaside theme, bubble design, beachscapes or made out of mother of pearl look good. For the adult bedroom, lacy antique brass outlet covers create a cozy and inviting look. Brushed nickel or plastic covers with printed sayings look amazing in bedroom with modern décor.

Alternatively, you may also get the outlet cover painted in same color as that of the wall or covered with the wallpaper used in the room. This is a universal idea and can be implemented in all parts of the house.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 25th, 2011



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