Create a Vintage Look in Your Home Using Plaster Mouldings

Blog |March 13th, 2020

The transition between the ceiling and the wall may seem awkward without any added design or covering. Fortunately, mouldings are created to cover the awkwardness as you look above the corner of your ceiling and walls. These mouldings do not only add some specific design principles on your home, but they can also help protect your ceilings and walls from any damaging elements.

Plaster Throughout Time

Plaster as a construction material has been around for a thousand years. So, it is no surprise that mouldings can also be created through the plaster. With proper cleaning and maintenance, plaster mouldings can definitely last you hundreds of years.

Since plaster mouldings have been around for centuries, it is safe to say that they are greatly associated with vintage look and design. If you are thinking of integrating classical style to your current home design, then plaster moulding installation would be the best option for you.

Vintage Looking Mouldings

Plaster mouldings would only be great if you consider applying faux finishes. Faux finishes are used to describe finishes that somehow emulate the appearance of materials like marble, wood, or stone. Mouldings made out of plaster can be distressed, marbled, incised, colour stamped and stencilled. Depending on your preference, the overall design of your plaster mouldings can feature a vintage look that can stand out compared to other elements in your home.

Aside from their physical appearance, your plaster mouldings can be durable and long-lasting. They don’t usually swell, shrink, or separate at the joints and seams of your ceilings and walls. They can last for a long time, which can be passed on to your succeeding generations.

Vintage Look in your Home

Carrying out a vintage look in your home must be done in a series of steps. First, you must select the period of time that you want for your space. It is important that you just stick with a single period or era as combining two different time period won’t yield good results. Then, choose and use a specific colour palette from your chosen classical time period.

If you have antiques, family heirlooms, and any vintage furniture, then you should have them clean, fixed, or repurposed so you can use them alongside your plaster mouldings. The next step would entail featuring aged linen, distressed woods, soft whites, and pastels for a great looking shabby-chic interior space. But if you a more industrial vintage look, then you can use steel, brick, and metals instead.

As for the plaster mouldings, shabby-chic interior spaces must have decorative cornices that feature flowers, shells, and ribbon motifs. Industrial vintage spaces, on the other hand, must feature streamlined mouldings.

Plaster mouldings can be used to create a vintage look in your home. If you are looking for a professional that can help you install plaster mouldings, then we at Hopkins Plaster Studio Melbourne can help you.

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