If you live in a Victorian property, chances are you still have all the beautiful mouldings which are a big part of the design of this period, such as coving and Ceiling roses. Our Victorian ancestors loved dado rails, skirting boards, architrave and ceiling roses. Moulds often had complex bespoke designs and were made on site for mansions and townhouses. Unfortunately, during the 1970s and 80s, many of the moulds were removed to make way for modernization and change of taste in decoration. If you feel that your room looks a little lost without them, perhaps you are considering reinstalling the period features?
Initially, ceiling roses were designed to hide unattractive cabling and also to capture the soot from gas lamps before it could spread to the ceiling. Today, they still perform a decorative function, if not for gas lamps! Find a wide range of ceiling roses at Creative Cables
When choosing a ceiling rose, if your home is a large, old property with high ceilings the best way to be faithful to history is with a large very decorative rose. Ideal designs to look for include leaf mould or egg and dart design. Contemporary homes benefit from clean lines and simple shapes. Even the Victorian era home can look great when given a modern twist, so if you’re looking to redecorate with lighter shades and a touch of modern, simple design, ensure that roses do not impose too much on the overall decor.