Let’s talk about switch plates because I’m still not done with the bookcases in my daughter’s room and because they’ve been on my mind a lot lately. One of the reasons I started this blog is so I would have an outlet for my crazy, random design thoughts because I was tired of seeing my hubs eyes glaze over. Our marriage is better for it too because now instead of talking to him until he’s blue in the face I can talk to you all. 😉 So here’s a little dose of my crazy for you on this beautiful Friday morning.
This is me standing in my family room looking in to the entry foyer. There are still many things I plan to do in this room but for now this is what it is looks like. This was taken yesterday after school, and no, I didn’t even clean up for you hence the boxes piled up by the front door. This is what life is like when you’re married to a medical device sales representative. There are boxes and boxes EVERYWHERE! But this isn’t about the boxes it’s about the light switch plates. When we moved in the plates and the switches were a manila color. We’ve changed most of them, but I’m not sure I like the black metal plates in the entry foyer against the dark red wall.
|Still need to change the dimmer switch to white. FYI – putting your exterior lights on a dimmer switch
makes for pretty exterior lighting, and it’s cheap and easy to do.
The plates in the upstairs hallway are painted the wall color so you don’t notice them at all.
Should I paint the plates in the entry the same color as the wall? Or should I get white wooden plates like the ones I used in the kitchen?
Or should I get plates that match the very dark, but not shiny ones that are in the family room?
|Note to self : need to touch up paint around the top right corner of this plate – add to the mile long to-do list –
should be done in oh, say about 3 years
I like the ones in the family room. I think the plate blends in well with the gallery wall.
So what do you think? What kind of switch plates should I use in the entry foyer? Do you like decorative plates that stand out or plates that are painted to match the wall color? Just for the record, I warned you this post was going to crazy town. It’s where I live most of the time. I just try to pretend for your sake that I’m normal, but sometimes you just gotta let the crazy out- ya know?
Have a great weekend! I promise those bookcases will be done next week! If you help me figure out this switch plate dilemma, I’ll be able to get them done faster. 😉