If your home needs a nice face lift, there are a ton of options to consider. You could do a complete home remodel and replace outdated cabinets, old carpet and put in expensive counter tops and fixtures. You could also go out and spend a lot of money on new furniture and accessories. Maybe your home needs something that drastic, but for many, all your home needs are some subtle changes to make you enjoy your home again. One of the subtle things that can make a world of difference in your home are Decora Switch Plates. Something that seems so small, like decora switch plates, can make a world of a difference to the appearance of any room. So before you go out and buy your traditional toggle switch plates, take a look at why you should use decora switch plates.
First of all, decora switch plates are flat and smooth. There aren’t any toggles sticking out drawing attention to itself. Depending on the lighting, toggles can even put out a dark shadow on the switch plate itself that draws your eye to it. Having a flat, smooth surface tends to allow the eye to scan the room and reduces any shadows or unneeded attention. Decora switch plates have an elegant, classy look.
There are many options to choose from with decora switch plates. I have heard that some people like decora switch plates when they are in the middle of the room or accessible from the front. This is because they feel it is more natural to use the tip of their index finger to push the switch in instead of flipping a switch up with the side of their finger. With that being said, those same people would rather have a toggle switch in a bathroom or closet where you have to reach from the side and naturally use the side of the index finger to switch the light on. Of course this is all preference and most people prefer to have the same style of switch through out the house. While we are on the topic of functionality, decora switch plates have a bigger surface area and for me are easier to find in the middle of the night when all of the lights are off.
Big box stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot and Walmart also carry a variety of Amerelle decora switch plates.
Decora switch plates come in all styles, colors and themes. They offer the same options and choices as the traditional toggle switch plates. Be sure to consider decora switch plates when remodeling or redecorating your room.