Hands up if during lockdown you have analysed your home with a beady eye wondering what to change to make things a bit different?
Unsurprisingly, I’ve read that the predicted trends to watch for this year are all about creating a comforting and nurturing home seeing as we’re spending more time in it. And it seems like there is a renaissance in coving and ceiling roses at the moment as a bit of an evolution of a modern style using some classic features to add depth to a room.
On this note, we were tempted to update our home rather than change it and all of its period features entirely, so underwent an extension to the rear of our property adding more space to our kitchen and transforming the former dining room into a snug.
In keeping with the history and features of the property whilst adding a modern twist, layering texture and maximising natural light, we wanted to encorporate coving to suit its heritage. We opted for the Georgina coving as we believed that its style was an important detail in the interior and it needed to be in balance with the overall character of the room.
Starting with the straight pieces to get a feel for how easy it would be to fit, we used the Décor Grip adhesive that was recommended with this coving, adding a couple of support nails underneath to hold it in place whilst the adhesive set.
To add the corner pieces, we made sure we measured along the edge that was to be placed against the wall and marked with a pencil before carefully cutting with a hacksaw.
We used caulk to fill any edges that didn’t line up 100% perfectly. And once it is painted you won’t see it!
We found that the joy of this type of coving is that it’s lightweight so if it doesn’t go on perfectly first time you can just pull it back off and reattach.