Instantly add a splash ofcharacter to a room with adecorative ceiling rose

Traditionally they were used in the centre of ceilings to provide a neat, attractive finishing to light fittings, as a way to obscure any fixtures, fittings or hide any ugly wiring.

These days, however, they act as a much sought-after 'fifth wall' focal point. But even if your home is without this original feature, new ones can look convincingly period and are surprisingly affordable and easy to install, too.

Whether you choose to use them to frame a pendant light, or create a solo feature out of them,ceiling roses can add understated elegance to your space.

But you're not limited to classic styles. There are plenty modern adaptations too, to suit more contemporary pendants.

Here are six of our favourite ceiling roses to start your search.

8Soane ceiling rosette, £792, Stevensons of Norwich

8Soane ceiling rosette, £792, Stevensons of Norwich

You'll need a generous ceiling height to make the most of this rose's deep projection and diameter of 740mm. This detailed ceiling rose would make a striking standout feature on any ceiling or could be incorporated into a large decorative ceiling design.

RS25 ceiling rose, £48.12, CS Interiors

RS25 ceiling rose, £48.12, CS Interiors

Elegantly simple, this design would suit more modern or minimalistic schemes.

Eight-leaf Anthemion ceiling rose, £216, Hayles & Howe

Eight-leaf Anthemion ceiling rose, £216, Hayles & Howe

It doesn't get much more glamorous than this. Unapologetically ornate, this highly detailed rose is bound to be a talking point in any room.

Artex Expression ceiling rose , £24, B&Q

Artex Expression ceiling rose , £24, B&Q

This compact and frills-free ceiling rose is perfect for framing a pendant light.

R18 ceiling rose, £32.89, Orac Decor

R18 ceiling rose, £32.89, Orac Decor

This classically-inspired ceiling rose will help give a space a traditionally beautiful look.

BCC111 ceiling rose, £96, Butcher Plasterworks

BCC111 ceiling rose, £96, Butcher Plasterworks

This simplified floral pattern is refreshingly modern.

TW241 ceiling centre, £114, Thomas and Wilson

TW241 ceiling centre, £114, Thomas and Wilson

Art Deco and maybe a touch Masonic, this ceiling 'rose' abandons floral expectations and instead surprises with an angular starburst.