How to choose the right ceiling rose

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When it comes to interior design, it seems that many vintage and antique decor options are back with a bang.

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An article in Southern Living highlights wood panelling, chandeliers and sumptuous fabrics and furniture as a few trends from yesteryear that are experiencing a revival. In a world of fast fashion and disposable furniture, it is nice to see that antique items and trends that were built to last are becoming popular once more.

One trend that never seems to grow old is the humble ceiling rose, which was traditionally used in the centre of the ceiling to provide a neat and decorative finish for light fittings. If you have an original ceiling rose that needs replacing or would like to install a new one in a ceiling that has not had one before, here are a few things to consider.

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Sizing

Ceiling roses come in a variety of sizes and styles. The right one for you will depend on the size and surroundings of the room. Generally speaking, a smaller ceiling rose will look better in a smaller room, whereas a larger, more intricate piece will look better in a larger room. It is also important to remember that the size of the rose should not overpower the size of the fitting. If you have a chandelier or other decorative light fitting, the diameter of the ceiling rose should be smaller than the fitting.

Style

Again, this is dependent on the style of your interior. Opulent rooms with striking period features will certainly benefit from the added addition of an ornate and decorative ceiling rose from a specialist such as Creative Cables; however, smaller, plainer rooms are probably better with a delicate ceiling rose that doesn’t look ‘too much’.

Think outside the box

If you like the idea of a ceiling rose but want to mix it up a little, there are many ways to include them within your design that do necessarily include fitting them to a ceiling; for example, they can be placed on walls with lamps coming out of them or they can be worked into panel moulds for a regal, period look. To use them in an ultra-modern way, you could install several units on the ceiling, each with a reflector bulb within them. The options are endless.

 

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