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How to Choose the Right Ceiling Medallion


A ceiling medallion can be the perfect addition to increase the luxurious feel of an otherwise basic room. This circular architectural molding became a popular feature in homes during the 19th century, and it’s still a classic style in homes today. They give beautiful detail to the ceiling of any room, and they pair perfectly with chandeliers and decorative light fixtures.


Choosing the right ceiling medallion can be simple when working with our team of experts. At Cornice Trim, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality design and craftsmanship in all of our products. With our large range of styles, it is easy to find a beautiful medallion that can match any decor in your home.




What You Need to Know

If you’re planning on using a ceiling medallion with a light fixture, measure the required size of the hole to ensure the two pieces will work together. We do have medallions with different-sized holes to try and accommodate all light fixtures. The area of your ceiling will also affect what size of medallion you should purchase. The larger the room is, the larger the medallion needs to be.


In general, the rule is to measure the length and width of the room, to calculate the square footage, then divide it by seven. This gives the diameter of the room and helps determine the medallion you need. However, the rule isn’t always spot on. If you want the perfect fit, it is best to speak with a professional to ensure your medallion fits well.


What Styles Match My Space?

Matching a medallion to the style and design of your room can prove difficult. Depending on the layout and architectural style of a room, more than one medallion can fit. If the room is exceptionally large or has high ceilings, two matching medallions and light fixtures can tie a room together wonderfully.


Similarly, the designs of crown molding or chair rail molding can also give ideas of a matching pattern to follow. If all features aren’t planned together, you could end up with clashing designs. For a modern design that’s sure to impress, a medallion with clean lines and a simpler design is a great fit. For an intricately designed room, find a more patterned design.


Lastly, choosing the right color is also fundamental to the overall style of a room. Most medallions come in a classic white design, but some homeowners decide to paint them to match the light fixture or ceiling. Alternatively, they can be painted to stand out from the ceiling.

Cornice Trim offers a variety of beautifully sized and designed high-quality medallions. We can install the medallions ourselves to ensure a great fit for your home. For more information, please view our collection of medallions, as well as answers to FAQs at the bottom of the page. Contact us today for a consultation on what medallions are best for your Toronto home. We are happy to answer any questions you have.


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