Ceiling medallions are a great addition to a room that has a chandelier or a ceiling fan. While their main purpose is to support the fixture it is mounted above, there shouldn’t be any reason for it to be bland. Ceiling medallions come in so many different designs that homeowners use them as an additional design element in their rooms and they should have no trouble finding one that suits their needs.
Ceiling medallions are typically used in rooms with tall ceilings and while there are no set rules for proportions, to ensure your medallion doesn’t overpower or underwhelm, follow these handy guidelines:
The size of the medallion you use depends on your room size.
According to “How to Size a Medallion” by Jennifer Stimpson forThis Old House Magazine:
Room Size = 140 square feet or less:
Medallion Diameter =Up to 20 inches
Room Size = 140 to 210 square feet:
Medallion Diameter = 20 to 30 inches
Room Size = 210 to 280 square feet:
Medallion Diameter = 30 to 40 inches
Room Size = More than 280 square feet:
Medallion Diameter = 40 inches or larger
Check out EliteFixtures.com to find ceiling medallions and more.
Like this ceiling medallion from Livex Lighting
Or this ceiling medallion in the Brittany Collection from Elk Lighting