USG Boral reveals how builders can use decorative cornices to meet the design needs of homeowners.
According to the 2019 Australia Houzz and Home Renovation Trends Study, design look and feel is the number one priority for homeowners looking to renovate. What that look and feel is exactly, and what products and materials are needed to achieve it is another matter entirely. This provides builders with the opportunity to provide some guidance on the matter – but where should they start?
They should start with architectural detailing, says Chris Lubbers, USG Boral category manager, internal linings. As a starting point, arches, panelling, pillars, cornices and mouldings can create a timeless backdrop to interior styling.
"A cornice (or crown moulding) is designed to sit at an angle between the wall and ceiling. It is both subtle and significant, available in a range of design shapes to complete a room and cap off the entire interior look, without overwhelming or taking away from other design features," explains Lubbers.
"Attention to simple, often unnoticed details, such as the style of cornice used throughout the home, can have a strong influence on the overall interior. If the right style is selected, it blends in and creates a cohesive finish."
Lubbers points to the USG Boral decorative cornices offering as an example of how design look and feel can be developed through a variety of styles and potential uses.
"Depending on the extent of the renovation, some cornices can also be retrofitted over existing pieces, adding a modern aesthetic to balance the detail of existing features, celebrating the contrast of old and new," he says.