If you have a period house it is a relatively cheap but highly aesthetic move to add a plaster ceiling rose to ceilings of the main rooms. There are alternatives made of plastic and polystyrene but these are generally not considered to be good either in terms of taste or the integrity of the house. Plaster ceiling roses are not expensive and will last for a very long time as long as the ceiling has no major traumas such as a bath overflowing above it. The benefits of a ceiling rose are that it frames the connection and makes a feature of the light. It will add glamour and make a room look dressed and of it's historic period. If a ceiling rose has been damaged beyond repair it is easy just to remove it, plaster the ceiling and glue the new ceiling rose in it's place. The new ceiling rose might need to be propped up while the glue sets.
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Ceiling roses come in many different styles from the simple to the ornate, with leaves, flowers, fluted etc. When choosing a ceiling rose, make sure you choose one at the size and in proportion to the room – a small size in a hallway and a much larger size in a main reception room. When looking for something that may be close to what is original to your house, look for any ceiling roses that remain in your house or if not, in your neighbour’s house to see what might be a local style to your area.
The Victorian Emporium sells the full range of beautiful Victorian plaster ceiling roses, coving and corbels for every room in your house.