Add architectural interest with a ceiling medallion
Hello friends! As I write this post, it’s a balmy -14˚ outside with -36˚ windchill (and that’s an improvement from earlier this morning!). Can you say “Chi-beria”?! ☃️ Soooo, since we’re buckled up for a rough weather week, I have been adding only indoor projects to my to-do list. One of those projects is to FINALLY paint the GD ceiling medallion that’s been sitting in my basement for months so we can then hang the new light fixture I got for the master bedroom LAST NOVEMBER. (I’m talking November 2017, not 2018.) 🙈 There’s a whole post about my master bedroom update here.
Procrastination aside, this is what gave me the idea for this post. So, let’s talk ceiling medallions, shall we?!
Why would I want a ceiling medallion, you ask? Well, they are an easy way to add style and visual interest to a room. If you have a light fixture that deserves extra attention, a ceiling medallion is a grand way to dress it up. Think of them as an accessory, like a beautiful pair of earrings to compliment an outfit.
But I don’t have a vintage-style home
Ceiling medallions come in so many different styles and shapes, so you don’t have to have a Victorian or vintage style home to make it work. Say you have a midcentury-modern home. You could find a sleek, modern style medallion to keep with the style of your home, OR you could mix it up and use an ornate medallion with a sleek, modern light fixture. There really are no rules, just go with what appeals to you. Live in a small space? That’s ok, medallions come in all sizes to work in any sized space. The sky’s the limit…or the ceiling, in this case! 😂
Are they expensive?
Another bonus…no! They range in price anywhere from $25 to $250 and up. The more affordable medallions are made of composite, while the pricier ones are made of plaster and/or are handcrafted. If you’re a DIY-er and have the skills to install it yourself then you save even more! I would probably recommend having a professional install if you’re working with a more expensive, plaster medallion however. Just to be safe.
So, there you have it. My argument as to why a ceiling medallion is a great addition to any space! If you’re interested in exploring a medallion for your space, but aren’t sure where to start, shoot me a message and I’d be happy to offer up some ideas!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go paint my medallion before I get distrac….squirrel! 🙄