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5 top design ideas for modern households

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Seeing is believing. We’re convinced that our switches and sockets are the touch of class your home decor needs, but if you needed persuading, we’ve collected a few examples of real-life renovations where our products have imparted an elegant finishing touch.

  1. Kitchen switches, https://www.instagram.com/p/CJVlnUKAGGa/


In this example, the homeowner has opted for one of our black plain glass sockets to offset a white and grey themed kitchen. This mix-and-match approach provides simplicity and sophistication to a tastefully styled kitchen workspace. The hexagonal tiles also provide a nice artistic contrast with the dual black switch.

  1. Four works of art, https://www.instagram.com/p/CJoCnTTsZCb/


For fans of displaying art around the home (particularly of the Marvel variety), this example showcases the striking effect of a plain glass black switch against a white wall, surrounded by framed artwork. The Retrotouch switch doesn’t look out of place in the slightest, and helps to maximise the visual effect of the artwork, while blending tastefully into its surroundings.

  1. A modern bedside, https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3w1VAnqZ8/


Wallpaper is in. And so are USB plug sockets. A delight for hotel visitors and homeowners alike, our chrome-framed socket here forms a delightful contrast with the surrounding dark navy wallpaper. These all-in-one sockets eliminate the need for unsightly adapters sprouting from the wall. With reduced clutter, our USB models are designed for minimalist living.

  1. Stone kitchen, https://www.instagram.com/p/CHsOvFks0TB/


Our fantastically versatile white USB sockets here complement a stone kitchen with black worktops, with the glass faceplate providing some eye-catching texture amid a busy backdrop. For those wondering which switches or sockets work well with stone, here’s your answer!

  1. Patterned wallpaper https://www.instagram.com/p/CG8Km5SHCPq/


Patterns can be difficult to complement, but when it works, it works. Exhibit A: our glass double USB sockets sitting comfortably among this multi-coloured wallpaper. The fine geometric detailing of our faceplates work beautifully alongside the intricate patterning of the background.



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