As an often-neglected finishing touch to a room, the humble light-switch cover deserves more than a little attention. Here are several simple, high-quality options.
N.B.: While we show single- and double-switch models, all of these are available with the appropriate openings for outlets, dimmers, and so on.
Above: Rejuvenation Hardware's stamped-brass Clark Switch Plates are available in three finishes (brushed nickel, burnished antique, and oil-rubbed bronze); $70 for a pack of 10 or $9 each.
Above: A favorite of architects, Leviton Decora Stainless Steel Switch Plates, which we like like paired with gray switches; $14.50 (as shown) through Amazon.
Above: Rejuvenation Hardware's Double-Toggle Porcelain Switch Plate comes in white, black, or green; $12.
Above: Restoration Hardware offers an Aluminum Switch Plate Cover; $9.50.
Above: For a vast choice of colors, including 13 shades of white, consider a Corian Switch Plate; $21.50 (as shown) at Switch Hits.
Above: Baldwin's Classic Square Bevel Design Solid Brass Switch Plate is available in several finishes, including polished brass, satin nickel, and polished chrome; $11.01 (as shown) at ATG Stores.
Above: Made of hot-forged brass, the heavy-duty Lewis Switch Plates offer a slightly rustic feel. It is available in nine finishes, including oil-rubbed bronze (shown here); $18 at Rejuvenation Hardware.
Above: Make a singular statement with Nanz's No. 9810 Switch Plate, featuring stepped molding. Contact Nanz for pricing and finish options.
Above: Arnev offers Wood Switch Plates in 40 different types of wood, including ash (pictured above left) and Western maple (pictured above right); prices start at $10.95.
Above: Our budget pick is the White Steel Toggle Switch Plate; $2 at Wall Plates Online.