Plastering Your Home? Consider These 5 Decorative Options for Added Aesthetics

For most home owners, plastering is strictly for functional purposes, done to either repair damaged plaster or as a prerequisite step to painting/attaching wallpaper. However, plaster can also be used for decorative reasons. Decorative plaster will make your home stand out and will most likely increase its value as well. Below, find out some of the most common decorative plastering services you can seek from your contractor.

Coloured plaster

Coloured plaster is achieved by using a thin watery cement emulsion that has been mixed with a colour pigment. Depending on your needs, the plaster can be altered to any colour you request, e.g., cream, blue, maroon, red, etc.  Coloured plaster is then applied as a finish on your walls. The benefit if doing this is that your surfaces will not need any other finishing process, like paintwork. Maintenance of such surfaces is also easy as you do not have to worry about issues such as peeled paint, torn wallpaper, etc.


Immediately after the walls are plastered, your domestic plasterer can input permanent marks on your walls or ceilings. This is done using different metallic objects with set design shapes. Once the plaster dries, these marks will remain engraved on your surfaces. Engravings are great because they can turn any ordinary wall into a unique art piece. They are also permanent and do not need to be maintained over time.

Ceiling roses

If you would like to make your ceiling stand out, then using ceiling roses is a good way to do so. Ceiling roses are plaster castings installed as center pieces on ceilings. They are best applied around lighting fixtures such as chandeliers and bulbs. Derived from Victorian era architecture, ceiling roses are a great look and can be installed in any room.


Cornices are made from plaster castings just like ceiling roses. They are installed on the edges of the ceiling and the wall. They help to add beauty to the ceiling corners and add more definition. Cornices can be found in different designs and sizes. They are especially great for houses will tall walls. Also derived from the Victorian era, cornices can give your home the much-needed touch of class it needs, especially if used together with ceiling roses.


Technically, ceiling roses and cornices are considered plaster mouldings, but moulding can also refer to more general applications as opposed to just being applied on ceilings and ceiling corners. They can be used virtually anywhere on the house. This includes on door frames, window frames, picture frames, walls, fireplace mantels, etc.

So, ready to make your home's plaster job stand out? Ask a domestic plasterer, like one from JDP Interior Linings, about these decorative options.