Modern Plastering Design Tips for Your Next Project


Most people renovate because they want to expand and modernise their home. There is one specific area that we find is often overlooked in the modernising department: plastering. 

Most people either don’t know their full array of options when it comes to choosing types of plaster, or they think the cost of a ‘fancy’ plaster outweighs the benefits. Taking a modern approach to plastering creates a sense of elegance within a space, enhances aesthetics without the need for excessive décor and really helps add a classy finish to the overall vibe of the home or room it is featured in. Here, we’ll be sharing our top 5 modern plastering design tips to help you achieve stylish success in your next home build or renovation project. 

Top 5 modern plastering design tips 


1. Opt for Venetian plaster 

Venetian plaster has recently made a huge comeback in the world of interior design. It’s perfect for providing depth, offering a high-end aesthetic and contributing practical benefits such as soundproofing, durability, and ease of maintenance. It’s easily able to apply all the below tips, which is why it’s Number 1 on our modern plastering design tips list today. 

BONUS: If you’re a fan of The Block, you may have seen Venetian plaster featured in Josh and Luke’s project in a recent season. 

2. Choose a neutral plaster tone 

Neutral plaster tones create a feel of sophistication in any space without the need for paint. Shades of beige or pale greys can uplift a space to make it feel far more elegant. Plus, it’s easier to highlight any feature décor elements beside a neutral backdrop.

3. Consider textured plastering 

Texture is an incredibly important element of modern plastering design. What was once a plain, white wall can be transformed into a standout feature wall. There are many different textures to choose from when it comes to plastering, especially if you opt for Venetian plaster. 

4. Allow your plaster to be the main feature 

Don’t be afraid to make a bold statement with your plaster! Not every wall needs to be covered by a painting or artwork, and a modern plastering design can really help to elevate a space. 


5. Consult with a professional plasterer 

A professional plasterer is your best friend when building or renovating. They will have a keen eye for detail and can help determine which spaces would thrive with modern plastering such as Venetian plaster or a square set finish for a luxurious feel. 

The right plastering choice can truly transform a space from something dull and lifeless into a sophisticated, contemporary and elegant aesthetic. 

If you’d like advice surrounding modern plastering design tips for your next project, get in touch with the team here at CRA Construction today. 

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