Decorating with Light
2nd May 2014
Decorating with light is fun and can provide a living area with a different feel depending on the type of lighting chosen. The ambiance of a room can be affected quite drastically by the lighting. The type of lights that are best to create mood in a room vary in intensity - soft and subdued for a relaxing space and bright for areas where activity/work is to take place.
How to choose a ceiling rose
19th Oct 2013
Ceiling roses (or ceiling centres) were traditionally used in the centre of ceilings to provide a neat, attractive finishing to light fittings. Ceiling roses are very fashionable once more and are now incorporated into many new builds. Read our tips for choosing a ceiling rose for your property.
Decorating Rooms with High Ceilings
30th Sep 2013
High ceilings present an interesting design challenge and can be tricky to pull off. Grand ceilings in period buildings can be used to good effect in creating an impression of space and grandeur. If you get it right, you can achieve an instant wow factor. Follow our guide to decorating high ceilings and tackling the design challenges you may encounter along the way...
What are Corbels? And How You Can Use Them
13th Sep 2013
Corbels are decorative wall brackets used for supporting heavy loads and decoration. They can be made from a variety of materials, commonly wood, stone, plaster and modern polymers that have the appearance of traditional plaster. There are many different types and styles of corbels, find out about their history and how to use decorative mouldings for your home...
Ulf Moritz Range – Modern Cornice Styles with a Difference
12th Sep 2013
Polish-born designer Ulf Moritz has created a stunning collection of decorative pieces including cornice, coving, skirting, panel moulds and more. You can browse the range on our website. Read on to find out more about the man behind the designs and his inspiration. Take a look at some of these fantastic pieces and be inspired with our tips on how to use them in your home...
Ceiling Decoration Ideas
24th Jul 2013
Ceilings can have real impact on the design of a room. However too often they are overlooked and left bare when decorating. Instead of just whitewashing, think of the possibilities... You could add a ceiling rose, tiling, a dome and or even coving to bridge the join between the wall and ceiling. Read our decoration tips to turn your ceiling into something special...
Redecorating Your Living Room? Don’t Forget the Coving…
10th Jul 2013
Coving is a decorative moulding made from different materials including traditional plaster and modern polymers. It's a great choice to add life to enhance a dull living room. If you're redecorating, you'd be amazed at the difference just adding ceiling coving to a room can have. Choose from different styles to suit your home and read our tips on living room decoration...
5 Ways to Give Your Home an Instant Makeover
2nd Jul 2013
Transform a room or even your entire home, without breaking the bank... Adding architectural mouldings such as coving, cornice, ceiling decoration and wall panelling can give your property a whole new lease of life. For simple ways to decorate your home and add a touch of class and style, read on to discover our top 5 ways that you can give your home an instant makeover...
How to Fit Skirting Boards
12th Jun 2013
Skirting boards are available in a wide variety of styles - from classic skirting to more traditional designs influenced by the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Installing skirting boards can be a tricky job, which is where our step by step guide to fitting skirting comes in. Read our tips on how to master tricky internal and external corners, and discover how to get a great finish...
Art Deco Style in your Home
12th Jun 2013
The influence of pre-war 1920's-30's Art Deco style is still very apparent in design today. There is a big trend for updating retro styles and Art Deco is just one era that designers have lately been revisiting. Art Deco is all about bold colours, shapes and angles. It's also easy to recreate in your home. Find out more with our guide to creating Art Deco style...
Georgian Style in Your Home
8th May 2013
Georgian style is very popular in architecture and design, with the iconic Georgian townhouse being a common sight on streets across the UK. Whether you have a traditional Georgian property and want to enhance the original period charm or want to add a touch of Georgian elegance to your home - read our guide on Georgian style and how to recreate it at home...
Cleaning & Removing Paint from Cornice & Coving
4th Apr 2013
Cleaning coving and cornice can be a bit of a challenge. Over a period of time it's inevitable that dirt, dust and even cobwebs can build up on coving, causing it to look dull and dirty. Old paint also sometimes becomes chipped and can need removing. Read our step by step 'how to' guide to find out how to easily clean your coving and cornice and remove unwanted paint...
Latest Design Trends In Decorative Coving
27th Mar 2013
Coving is having a renaissance... Although never really out of fashion, in recent times it has grown in popularity. One of the reasons behind this new trend is the greater choice available to the consumer. There are now several fantastic new coving materials on the market, which allow for many exciting new design possibilities. Find out about the latest coving trends...
How to Paint Coving & Cornice
13th Mar 2013
Painting coving and cornice is a fairly straightforward DIY task, although the approach that you'll need will depend on which material your coving is made out of and whether or not it has been pre-primed. In another helpful step by step 'how to' article - we bring you our ultimate guide on how to paint coving and cornice, to help you guest the best results every time...
Creating a Victorian Style in Your Home
7th Mar 2013
The Victorian era is synonymous with decadence and class. During this period, designs were very grand and filled with pattern, colour and decoration. If you want to give your home an authentic Victorian look, find out how introducing a few elements such as dado rails, wall panelling and Victorian style coving - can transform your home. Read our guide to Victorian style...
Choosing Your Coving Material
28th Feb 2013
Trying to choose between different types of coving? There are many options available on the market, from traditional plaster to special new materials, each with their own characteristics. Some will be more suited to certain projects than others. So, to help you out, we've written a guide on how to choose the most appropriate coving material for your home and budget...
5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Decorative Coving
15th Feb 2013
Looking for something different in your home? Coving and cornice are the perfect addition to any room. Whether you're reproducing a traditional style or after something more contemporary, choose from a variety of coving styles to get the look you want to achieve. Find out more about why coving and cornice are perfect for your property. Here's 5 reasons why you choose coving...