A house will not be complete if it has no switchplates in it. Decorative switchplates (similar to decorative glasses) are a must in every home. Although they may seem little but they are so powerful for they are the panels wherein your lights switch, doorbell button or your power outlet rests.
Decorative plates are usually placed near the door, or sometimes on hallways. Switchplates are one of the most important house accessories because they do not only give your homes good looks but also they serve as protections from possible a electric shock that’s why they are placed on a switch’s circuitry. There are no known substitutes for switchplates, so any homeowner should have these at hand when they are planning to build or renovate their houses. Since they are also used for decoration purposes, there are some which can be decorated. Decorative accesories can also add to the beauty of your home. Its can be designed according to the theme and motif of your home, thus creating a more sophisticated look of your room.
Their design may vary; they can even be customized to fit to your style and taste but may cost you something. You will never know how a little accessory could turn your room into a fabulous one. If you are on a tight budget but still want to enjoy the atmosphere of having a switchplate that is designed, you can just make your own switchplate. Here are a few tips on how to go about in choosing the design of your switchplate or make your own customized one :
> For a different feel, you can do simple hand paints. This will give it a more personal touch since you made it yourself.
> For your baby’s room, you can do some design which will fit into the room’s motif. If it’s a girl’s room, then you can have it painted in pink or light red. If it is for a boy’s room then maybe a touch of blue or any shade of blue will fit perfectly.
> If you have a talent in pottery or ceramics, then you can make and design your very own ceramic plates.
Designs will give your switchplates a more creative look but of course you have to always bear in mind that the switchplate is used for security purposes and not just for decorations. If you are on your way to do a renovation to any area of your home try to consider first adding a wonderful decorative switchplate on the area and you may be surprised with the result. Aa accesorie like that may just be what you need to give your room a better and brand new appearance without having to spend a lot of money. Although the impact may not be that much as compared to a renovation, but still the addition of a switchplate could brighten up your place and give a different atmosphere to your room.