Plaster Ceiling Roses for an Eye-Catching Feature

Plaster ceiling roses are a period feature that goes way back to the days when a room would be lit by candles or gas light. One of the functions of the ceiling rose (apart from being decorative) was to catch the grime and soot. The idea was that instead of having to redecorate the entire ceiling, only the rose would need to be painted back to its original state.

Once electricity arrived the plaster rose became useful for a different reason. Now the decorative feature was used to hide the hole in the ceiling and electrical wiring. These moulded ‘roses’ are traditionally round, and highly decorative. Originally they were quite heavy objects, being made out of plaster, but contemporary rose moulds are made of much lighter materials.