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    'Evening Gents,

    I poked a bit around this Forum, as well as on the Net in general, but I can't seem to find anything in the way of a "Rule of Thumb" for what size cornices to use around the edge of a ceiling...

    The ceiling height is your bog-standard 2.4m, and the rooms are smallish for their type. I was going to go for your straight-forward domestic garden-variety Cove, and it's quite obviously going to be a toss up between 75mm and 90mm. I didn't want to overpower the walls, but mind you, I didn't want to underpower them either...

    Any thoughts anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batpig View Post
    'Evening Gents,

    I poked a bit around this Forum, as well as on the Net in general, but I can't seem to find anything in the way of a "Rule of Thumb" for what size cornices to use around the edge of a ceiling...

    The ceiling height is your bog-standard 2.4m, and the rooms are smallish for their type. I was going to go for your straight-forward domestic garden-variety Cove, and it's quite obviously going to be a toss up between 75mm and 90mm. I didn't want to overpower the walls, but mind you, I didn't want to underpower them either...

    Any thoughts anyone?

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    Batpig.
    Personally I would go for the 75mm, the 90mm will have the effect of making the walls seem shorter (or ceilings lower).

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    I'd also go smaller on standard walls in small rooms. Seen 90mm in small houses and it doesnt look that hot in my opinion.
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    Thanks Dean and Big Shed,

    Sounds like 75mm is the way to go.

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    Rule of thumb is 55mm at 2400 75mm at 2550 90mm at 2.7


    75mm is just passable at 2400 IMO 90mm is definitly a no no.

    This is what we do in about 95% of homes with cornice.
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    Wilco, Rod. It will have to be 75mm, though. I just couldn't risk my dissatisfaction with 55mm.

    Thanks as ever for tuning in,
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