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Tips For Choosing A Ceiling Medallion



A ceiling medallion is an ornamental accent that can be used to glam-up the ceiling of any room. Often placed where the wiring of a chandelier or other light fixture enters the junction box of the ceiling. These medallions come in a range of finishes and sizes, and can even be painted for a fully customized effect or to match the present room decor. When choosing a ceiling medallion, keeping the 5 following pointers in mind will ensure a wow-factor upon entering the room:


Size of the Ceiling and Room.

The room's dimensions will decide what size medallion would fit the space. Using a measuring tape, measure both the width and length of the room then multiply both the figures and divide by 7 to estimate the medallion’s size in inches. Also, take into consideration the ceiling’s height. Higher focal rooms and ceilings can be improved with bigger medallions that would otherwise overwhelm a tiny space.


Style and Size of the Ceiling Fan or Lighting Fixture.

Choose a medallion that complements the fixtures style and size. Medallions should be either larger or smaller than the light fixture. Matching the medallion’s size to that of the light fixture runs the risk of visually compressing the room’s size. If you are placing the medallion with a ceiling fan, you should choose a medallion with a smaller diameter than the fan.


Unsure About the Position? Center It.

If you love the idea of owning a medallion but are unsure of where to put it, go for the center position. Symmetry is aesthetically pleasing, and accenting the center point can help tie the room together, especially when it comes to larger spaces.


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 Sales@cornicetrim.ca today!