A ceiling rose will add an extra touch of glamour to your Victorian period property. However our collection of decorative ceiling roses will suit homes from all periods, including Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian and Romantic period terraces to intimate, contemporary builds.
During the Victorian era ceiling roses were found in the majority of properties, from modest terraces to the grandest villas, the intricacy and detail reflected the property’s size and build.
Whether you would prefer a minimal, simple ceiling rose centre-piece or a larger, intricate design of ceiling rose, our range of durable polyurethane ceiling roses will add a touch of decorative art to your home decor.
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Create a focal centrepiece with the installation of a decorative ceiling rose to capture the attention of your guests. Chandeliers or other pendant lighting can provide a point of interest within your interior and can be complemented by a charming or simple ceiling rose design. Our range of Orac ceiling roses will add a touch glamour to both Victorian and new build properties. Reflect the intricacy and detail of your period property through the installation of our R23 Decorative Ceiling Rose which features beautiful design details to complement the existing Victorian features within your home. Otherwise, we’d recommend the addition of our R52 Victorian Style Ceiling Rose which is a popular choice for homeowners with high ceilings and traditional interior tastes.
For more contemporary homes, we’d suggest the addition of one of our more contemporary styles to further emulate the architecture and modern feel of your interior. Our R09 Medium Plain Ceiling Rose is a simplistic ceiling design that can help you showcase your centre lighting feature.
What are our Ceiling Roses made from?
These lightweight ceiling roses have been designed to complement our range of covings and cornices and are made in a high quality polyurethane material, but we also stock polystyrene ceiling roses. They are incredibly easy to install using our specialist Orac adhesives and are finished with a white primer ready for a final coat of paint.
WM Boyle is also one of Scotland’s leading suppliers of traditional plaster ceiling rose and we have aesthetic styles to suite all period homes as well as new build properties. Although plaster ceiling roses are slightly harder to install because of their added weight compared to the polyurethane foam ceiling rose, the quality is faultless.
What size are our Ceiling Roses?
Our ceiling roses UK range in size from 15cm to a larger 95.2cm diameter extra large ceiling rose, but if you need any guidance on the correct size of ceiling rose for your room, please get in touch and we would be happy to help.
How long does it take to deliver our Ceiling Roses?
Our lightweight polyurethane ceiling roses are normally available from stock and delivered straight to you within 1-3 workings days. Please contact us prior to ordering if you need to check stock availability.
Browse our collection of high quality ceiling roses below, whether it’s a large ceiling rose for your living room or a small modern rose to surround your bedroom light, we have a ceiling piece to suit your interior.
Why is a Ceiling Rose called a rose?
Did you know that the ceiling rose was once not just only a decorative piece in a home? The now commonly used ceiling rose has been around since the early 1800s. The rose has been a symbol of secrecy since Roman times. The Latin phrase ‘Sub Rosa’ directly translates to ‘under the rose’ which means ‘in confidence’. This comes from the practice of draping a rose over a meeting as a symbol of confidentiality and freedom of speech. From this, the physical carving of a rose on the ceiling above a meeting table would symbolise the freedom to speak plainly without consequence. This was frequently practiced during the middle ages and under the rule of Tudor King Henry VIII.
Over the centuries however, the ceiling rose has evolved from this strong symbol to a popular decorative piece, usually used around a light fixture. This is loved for adding an extra touch of glamour to a Victorian period property or more contemporary homes.
How do you attach a Ceiling Rose?
To ensure safety and precision, it is extremely important to prepare your ceiling before installation. First of all, we would recommend preparing your ceiling with appropriate light fittings which should be secure enough to hang a light fixture.
Then, to prepare for your ceiling rose, drill a hole in the centre of where you are going to position both it and the light fixture, before sanding the surface of the ceiling where the rose will be. We would recommend using a 120-grit sandpaper pad or a hand sander. Wipe down the surface, then hold the ceiling rose in place and outline with a pencil. Finally, you should mark where the ceiling joists are, which can be found using a stud finder or a professional.
Apply an easy-to-use adhesive to the centre of your ceiling rose, leaving a 5cm gap around the edges. Thread the electrical cord through the centre hole and push the rose against the ceiling, in the area outlined by pencil, for around 3 minutes (or however long it says on the adhesive glue label). Lastly, screw plaster screws through the ceiling rose into the ceiling joists to secure, before wiping down and leaving to dry. Your ceiling rose can be painted before or after installation to match your interior and overall aesthetic.
Note: Please wear safety gear when necessary and handle tools and adhesive with caution.
Why are Ceiling Roses used?
The benefits of a ceiling rose are endless. The popular architectural piece has the ability to frame and highlight a light fixture, creating a focal point within your room. The ceiling rose adds a touch of glamour to your room and since they were used largely throughout the Victorian era, they can be used to add a beautiful traditional touch to your modern space. As well as being easy to install, the ceiling rose is also just as easy to repair, remove or replace, making it an extremely diverse and interchangeable addition to your home.
Although we don’t like to admit it, all our homes have messy bits we would like to hide and ceiling roses do just that; hiding wires, fixtures, and general imperfections. Without a ceiling rose, light fixtures would never look as neat, tidy and seamless. There are endless design opportunities with our range or ceiling roses, explore more and add those finishing touches throughout your home.
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