Upgrade your boring light switch covers with these gorgeous decorative plate covers! Express your original style and attention to fine details within a room. These light switch covers feature an elegant design that is unique, yet adds a touch of class to any room be it the bedroom or even the bathroom! They are easy to install within just a few minutes with the help of a couple of screws.
You will have your entire house looking more elegant and refined in a matter of minutes with decorative light switch covers. They are simple and easy to install by yourself!
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Are you bored with the regular white light switch? Then, this switch wall plate is sure to bring something different. It features a sophisticated look thanks to its dark brown linen-textured design. As it's coated with Q-Seal Technology, it's scratch-resistant and anti-microbial. It can even kill mildew and mold.
Beautiful and innovative, these cast metal switch plates not only enhance the look of any room, but also guarantee the safety and convenience of use. Each is supported by a protective backer to help insulate the outlet and coated with a patented surface resistant to scratches, fingerprints, and mold.
Available in both polished nickel and with a bronze effect, this decorative light switch cover gives your room a more modern and industrial feel. Complete with a bevel edge, this light switch is perfect for a double light and can be installed in minutes.
This double switch cover comes in both brushed nickel as well as bronze offering you a polished metal effect that takes your light switches to a whole new level. Easy to install, it is completely safe and can be a wonderful accessory in any room.
Complete with a bright sunflowers design, this light switch cover is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Gone are the days of light switches being bland and boring. Now, you can get this high-res image on metal to bring a splash of color to the corner of a room.
Available in brushed nickel and bronze, this metallic light switch cover has a bevel design that is going to give your light switches a far more polished and sophisticated look. With anybody able to install them, your light switches will not look boring ever again.
With an etched design on the face, this light switch cover is certainly far more decorative than most of the other options on the market. This model comes in both polished nickel and with a bronze effect with the light switch cover made to a high standard and a welcome addition to your room.
Made from a scratch resistant metal, this light switch cover is highly decorative with a very celestial feel to it. It is perfect for a kids bedroom where space is the theme as the mixture of graphics and bright colors will be a cool addition to the décor.
Made from wood, this light switch cover comes in a pack of two and will certainly add a touch of rustic charm to any room. A simple design, they are quick and easy to install even for those with no experience of doing so.
This single light switch cover comes in 3 different colors, and it allows you to move away from the more traditional covering that you see in most homes. With a real textured effect, it is quirky and fun to have in the home and certainly helps to bring these small details into the overall décor of your home.
Available in five different finishes, this light switch cover may be plain compared to others, but it is certainly able to make a significant difference when it comes to transforming those bland and boring light switches. It is also quick to install.
Available in 5 different metallic effects, this double light switch cover gives an added stylish and modern look even to old homes. With a quality finish, you will be amazed at the difference that this light switch cover can make to your room in a matter of minutes.
Made from teak wood, this 2 light switch cover has a rustic feel to it with its smooth edges that show the grain of the wood used in the manufacturing process. Fitting standard light switches, anybody can install this item and change the appearance of the light switches immediately.
Perfect for a kids bedroom, this fun cover is quick and easy to install. Featuring elephants blowing dandelions, it’s quirky and is made from a blend of fabric and plastic. It also fits most single light switch plates.
Available in four finishes, this switch plate contains special insulating foam to increase energy efficiency. Easy to install, you get everything you need while the plate also contains Q-Seal which is antimicrobial and immune to scratches. As the plate is made from plastic, knowing fingerprints won’t be an issue is a real bonus.
Available in nickel or bronze options, this light switch cover adds a touch of style and elegance to your room. Featuring scratch resistant surfaces that are also antimicrobial, no fingerprints or marks will be left on the cover. Modern and contemporary, it’s easy to install and will look amazing.
Copper Switchplate Quadruple Toggle Switch Cover
Graham Triple Light Switch Cover
Graham Quad Light Switch Cover
Graham Double Rocker Light Switch Cover
Teak Rocker Light Switch Cover
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Tumbled Textured Double Toggle Light Switch Cover
Ambient Decorative Metal Single Toggle Light Switch Cover
As new homeowners will discover, nothing is ever as simple as it seems and the same goes for choosing switch plates. There's a surprising amount of information available and choices to be made on switch plates, so we've put together this list of expert tips to help you make the best decisions possible.
It probably comes as a surprise to discover that there are in fact, multiple types of switch plates available. There are actually a few technical differences that separate each type of switch and its necessary to understand them when choosing switch plates, so let's take a quick look at what they are.
Decora switch plates house a particular set of outlets or switches all designed to fit into the same opening, which is a rectangle approximately 2.5" in height by 1.25" in width. Normally, this opening is best suited for duplex power outlets, rocker switches and sliding dimmer switches.
The decora shape is standardized, which makes swapping out or installing devices and switches easier. The wide opening is also particularly useful in installing wide rocker switches, which are easier for elderly people to use.
Toggle switches are another extremely common switch type and look like a far narrower and smaller version of rocker or decora switches. These switches function identically to decora switches and are suitable for use at eye level.
Duplex devices have two receptacles or switches on a single electrical box or housing. Normally, this housing is "single gang", which refers to the width of the electrical box or switch plate. It is possible for duplex switches to be found in multi-gang arrangements but these tend to be bulky and best used in locations out of direct eyesight.
Dimmer switches are available as sliding, rocker, toggle and rotary switches that allow you to customize lighting in a room more than typical switches. Dimmer switches are a good fit for your A/V room or for creating ambiance in your dining or living room.
When discussing switch plates, you might've guessed that the word "gang" is not, in fact, referring to a group of hooligans. It describes the width of your electrical box and thus, the width of your switch plate. A single gang switch plate has the width for only one switch, a double gang the width for two and a triple gang the width for three switches.
It's likely necessary for you to consult with your electrician to get a comprehensive list of switch widths within your home, so you won't end up wasting time or your budget when purchasing.
Building or redecorating a home can be expensive so finding creative ways to minimize your spend is a useful skill to have. When it comes to choosing switch plates, you'd be surprised how quickly the costs can add up. Expensive designs and high-quality materials in your plates can drive costs up to $35 and up, per plate.
If you have a set budget that you're not willing to negotiate, one strategy you can employ to maximize your budget for both style and utility, is creating a switch map.
Step 1. Count the number of switch plates you'll need in each room
When conducting your initial count, you need to be sure to count according to type and position. For instance, most outlet switch plates are located below eye level and are best considered for utility as opposed to style. You can save a lot of money on expensive styles by choosing plainer plates for switches and outlets located behind couches.
Step 2. Prioritize the most visible and frequently used switches
Now that you've accounted for the "utility" focused switch plates in your rooms, start accounting for those you think will do best with stylish designs. You can do this by entering each room on your list once more and making a slow, eye-level spin around the room.
Switches that immediately catch your eye during this spin can be marked off initially for high-quality designs instead of budget-saving ones. These switches are likely to stand out since they are eye level, so stylish designs will give you maximum value used here.
Step 3. Draw an outline of your desired plate on the most visible switches
Being able to physically visualize your plates of choice, in the spots they'll be located in your home is a necessary final step to this procedure. By doing this, you'll get a deeper insight into how your plates will actually look.
If you can, try ordering a single sample plate of each variety you want to experiment with. Often times, being able to use a physical sample will help you eliminate certain choices from your original list. Some plates simply don't look as good as you expected them to, when contrasted with surrounding décor and light conditions.
By placing your physical sample, you'll discover small things in each room that shift your opinion. For example, a single-gang, dimmer switch in your A/V room may not need the stellar design you had in mind originally. A/V rooms are best appreciated in dim or no light, which means having a décor appropriate, accent switch is probably not necessary, since it'll be out of sight more often than not.
NOTE: If you can't or don't want to order a physical version of your switch plate, consider printing the design using your computer and using this budget replica to finish the process outlined above.
When thinking about style options for your light switches, try to bear them in mind as finishing touches. For example, if you're in the process of redoing your front door and you're upgrading from plain white, to a profound statement like a carved hardwood door - Greek styles switch plates could be a good option for you.
Usually colored bronze or aged silver, Greek switch plates feature gracious curves and bold borders which help your door make a statement. Victorian themed switch plates also work well to accent bold statements like hardwood doors, or tiled driveways and garages.
If your décor has a variety of colors with a modern theme, consider solid color switch plates that are complementary to the primary colors of your room. For example, yellow switch plates are exciting and dynamic accents in rooms that are primarily purple themed.
Brushed aluminum switch plates fit well into modern, minimalistic households which feature technology as centerpieces. If you are the owner of a smart kitchen, which features a few touch screens, having plain plastic, beige switch plates, dulls - or kills - the effect you are aiming for. Instead, opt for some brushed aluminum plates to put a modern accent on a modern room.