Talking about ‘floor to ceiling transformations’ is more than just a phrase: it’s a pretty good reno recommendation. A lot of the time, ceilings are left out during the renovation process. Still, ceilings play just as big a role in renos, especially when you add decorative additions such as cornice and coving.
Stampede Drywall Ltd. in Calgary is a drywall company that specializes in home renovations. They share why your next renovation should include decorative coving or cornice for your ceiling:
What are coving and cornice?
Both coving and cornice are types of ceiling decorations that are installed in the joint where the wall and ceiling meet. Coving is typically much simpler in design than cornice and is shaped in a quarter “C” design. Cornice, on the other hand, is the more decorative and elaborate of the two. It is often used to add grandness and elegance to a room and comes in a range of different styles. Two of the most popular methods for cornice is to have either modern or contemporary designs.
Add style to big or small rooms
Choosing something simple or elegant, adding coving or cornice to any room will add a unique impression. Smaller rooms will particularly benefit from decorative ceilings, as the effect of having a high point of interest will draw the eyes upwards. By creating the illusion that the walls and ceiling of a room are taller, it makes the room feel bigger. Likewise, large rooms will benefit just as much from a decorative ceiling. The added design on a large ceiling will add a certain timeless grandness to the room. Ceilings that feel too expansive, though, will also benefit by giving the space a more definite shape and appearance. Living rooms or master bedrooms, in particular, are perfect rooms to add a decorative ceiling.
Range of styles and looks
The most popular styles for decorative ceilings tend to be traditional, modern or contemporary designs. That being said, there is a wide range of different types, other styles and appearances to customize every room. Additionally, the size of the mouldings can vary. Large, long mouldings work as clear ceiling features, while smaller, narrow mouldings are less dominant. Patterned cornice as well, can range from elaborate floral designs to more classic ridges.
Which one should you choose?
Cornice and coving will bring both visual appeal and value to any room, making each one a great choice. When it comes to choosing one or the other, though, it’s equally a matter of style and installation. For a simpler, more modern addition, coving is the best choice. It brings that simple design to your ceiling plus, as it is easier to install, it will cost less. For those DIY enthusiasts, coving is even easy enough to mount at home.
If you want to add more flair and dramatic elegance to a room, then choose cornice. Its visual designs will add a major “wow” factor to any room, but it will need professional installation. Patterned cornice, if it is installed incorrectly, will have mismatched patterns at the corner joints.
That’s why it’s better to invest in a professional installation to ensure your cornice looks flawless.
Drywall Contractors in Calgary
At Stampede Drywall Ltd. they pride themselves on ensuring that every project leaves your home transformed. They specialize in transforming homes with coving, cornice, knockdown and more. Stampede Drywall Ltd. guarantees that every job is finished on time, without rushing any of the quality or skill.