Plates and Switches: the Design That Makes the Difference

Furnishing a new house means having the opportunity to finally create your ideal environment, one that makes us feel good just by looking at it. It is also an opportunity to test your creativity and taste in interior design, where the success of the final result depends very much on attention to detail.

Sometimes, in fact, among the things that are neglected there are elements that, often chosen in a hurry, perhaps without too much conviction, in the long run then do not satisfy the eye, such as plates and switches. In reality, however, thanks to a wide range of possible options, even these elements are in all respects components of the design of the house, which therefore deserve the right attention.

When choosing plates and switches, it is useful to bear in mind certain criteria such as: the type of home, the colours of the interiors, the luminosity of the rooms, the different colours of the floor, furniture and of any carpets or wall fabrics. Differences in the furnishing or colour of the rooms can also lead to very different choices. For example, you can opt for combinations that create contrast, or that are in perfect harmony with the environment or that, despite their personality, do not give too much attention. Here the evaluation is very subjective.

For a modern furnished house, for example, it is advisable to have a certain linearity and a minimal profile, therefore plates and switches with thin shapes, which almost blend into the environment. The most commonly used colours are black, grey or white, but the choice can also fall on less usual colours, depending on the predominant shades in the different rooms, while as far as the materials are concerned the choice can fall on technopolymer, wood or metal.

The current trends for the rustic style, apparently more complex, are at least three. Antique furniture goes well with plates and switches in warm, slightly opaque colours. On the other hand, even glossy plates with cold colours can be a solution, because the presence of terracotta on the floors and red brick on the walls create a good contrast. A third way is that of wooden plates, to be matched as much as possible to the type of wood chosen for the furniture, in this case it is preferable that materials and colors are in perfect harmony.

The shabby chic or Provencal style requires more rounded shapes, with colours that are not too bright, tending towards pastel, with choices that can range from grey to blue, up to shades of cream white or beige, perhaps with pad printing (pad printing directly on the plate) that shows a decorative motif present in the room.

Finally, for the industrial style, the contrast of the elements could be the best choice. A brick wall would look good with metal plates and switches, perhaps in the presence of windows with metal finishes, while another option is that of bright pier colors, diversifying them in different areas of the house. A little more thickness also helps to give more personality.

And you, what kind of plate and electrical switch have you chosen to give a touch of personality to your home?

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