Our mouldings have been used to create unusual or even bolder features. Below are some examples and give you some idea of how they were achieved.
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Extending Your Cornice Feature
A cornice can be extended down your wall and/or across your ceiling. Premier Cornices 7 and 8 do this as part of the mould, but to extend further, or with other cornices, the easiest way is to add railing. This can butt up to the cornice or, more often, be separated from the cornice. We have selected a few cornice and railing combinations that work well together in our Cornice Combinations section, but feel free to create your own unique feature. Remember that we are happy to supply samples (within reason) for you to play with, too.
It is also possible to sometimes join two cornices together to increase the impact, as has been done on the top right hand picture. In this instance one Premier Cornice 11 has been installed horizontally as usual but attached to another horizontally beneath it, the bottom part of which has been stained to form part of the panelling.
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Using Cornice as a Pelmet
Where cornice runs over a window sometimes there simply is not enough space to house it and your curtain run. This can easily be overcome whilst creating an interesting feature in the process. Simply build your cornice out into a pelmet to give yourself a continuity around your room.
In addition we now have three cornice profiles designed with two ceiling fixing points to allow for greater ease when installing as a pelmet.
Using light creatively can truly transform a room, especially within a contemporary setting. We have three product ranges that o er unique wall lighting features.
Deep Skirting Features
Combining products at skirting level can create a more decorative skirting feature, or simply a taller, more dominant feature. Products can butt up next to each other or, more usually, be spaced with paint used over the various elements and intervening wall to visually combine all elements into one. We have selected a few skirting and railing combinations that work well together in our Skirting Combinations section, but feel free to create your own unique feature. Remember that we are happy to supply samples (within reason) for you to play with, too.
Paint & Stain Effects
Antiquing and marbling effects can add drama to a feature, whilst adding a wood effect to our standard product range adds a traditional feel (don’t forget that we have a wood effect range too). A good decorator should be able to help if these are the looks you are trying to achieve, but basically:
a. Antiquing: Apply a base coat according to the antique finishing manufacturers instructions. When dry, apply a glazing liquid with a pure bristle brush until the desired effect is achieved. Cheesecloth and fine steel wool can also achieve different effects.
b. Wood stain: Apply a base coat of beige paint. When dry apply woodstain with a pure bristle brush until the desired effect is achieved. When dry apply a satin or gloss finish.
You can easily break up a straight line of dado rail by simply adding one of our pre moulded corner pieces. To get really creative why not create shapes on walls and ceilings using railing with mitred corners, our ready moulded decorative corners and flexible railing. Our flexible material even gives you options to easily add cornice, railing and skirting to curved walls.