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How to Choose the Right Ceiling Medallion

A ceiling medallion can be a make or break statement piece within the interior of your home. Because ceiling medallions are such an aesthetic altering decision, we often get asked a lot of questions about how to choose the right one. Questions like what size medallion to install, which style will look best, and whether or not the ceiling should be painted. If you’ve found yourself wondering these things, this article is for you!

Choosing The Right Size Medallion

There is no one size fits all when it comes to ceiling medallions. The medallion size will depend entirely on the specs of the individual room and how that coincides with the buyer’s preferences. If your room features ornate mouldings, an ornate medallion larger than the lighting fixture would be ideal. For those who prefer a precise method, you can use the following formula. Take the square footage of the room by multiplying the width and length. Then, divide this number by 7. The final number is about the width your medallion should be.

Which Style Medallion Is Best?

This will depend on the overall style of your space. First, think about your existing décor or your decorating plans for the future. Do your tastes trend towards the ornate or are they more simple? If your style is sleek and modern, opt for something minimalistic. Or perhaps you would enjoy the juxtaposition of ornate lighting with a clean medallion.

Should I Paint The Ceiling Or My Medallion?

Once again, this depends entirely on your style and preferences! There is something visually stunning and timeless about a gold medallion. Similarly, a neutral medallion surrounded by a bold accent color that effortlessly pops with matching design elements throughout the room makes a big statement!

Today, ceiling medallions come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and sizes. Hopefully this article has sparked your inspiration and clarified your direction. If you need more assistance choosing the right ceiling medallion for your space, Cornice Trim is here for you. Contact our helpful team members today at 905.856.9100 or today!


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