Ceiling roses offer a beautiful focal point to any room and add fine architectural detail to an otherwise bland open surface. Plasterers often refer to ceilings as the fifth wall, where the application of decorative elements provide a refreshing design statement often overlooked when creating a distinctive room setting.
When combined with a chandelier or lighting pendent, your new ceiling rose will provide a charm that has long been appreciated within the world of interior design and the decoration of buildings. This will give that added wow factor often missing though easily achieved.
Did you know that ceiling roses had a practical function? As well as creating beautiful décor, they were actually designed to catch the soot from candle oil and gas lamps before it had a chance to cover an entire ceiling, thus only requiring the need to repaint the rose and not the whole ceiling.
Brilliant don't you think?
And it still applies today due to the heat that some modern bulbs produce. This causes the ambient dust to get burnt and pushed into the paint work of the rose, thus leaving dark marks on the surface. This is good news as it means you only need to retouch the rose every few years, for a couple of minutes only.
Tip one: choose by design
Selecting the ceiling rose you want is as easy as viewing the range of designs available within our collection and making your choice. The look of the rose and how it makes you feel is important. If you are drawn to a particular design, then you have found you rose, in the same way that you would select paint colours, carpets, curtains and any other home decor item.
Tip two: choose by period
If you know the period or age of your building, and you want to install a ceiling rose that is sympathetic to the period or recreate a particular look, you can choose from our large rose collection, which is split into six period types that will accommodate most design choices.
Remember we can also produce custom made corbels and other mouldings to any personal requirements. This includes matching existing detail and of course restoration work.
Many of our stock period corbels are authentic and taken from original examples as part of our many restoration projects.
We are always happy to help you in any way so call us today and let’s talk plaster!