Instant Architecture: The Best Ceiling Medallions to Dress Up Your Space
There’s no denying that appeal that architectural moldings can add to a space. And one of the easiest ways to get the look — with hardly any work at all — is with a ceiling medallion. Modern ceiling medallions, made of plastic or resin, are quite lightweight and can be attached with just adhesive (and maybe a few screws). If you’re looking to transform the look of your home, look no further than this list of 15 stylish options.
A few notes: you’ll want to make sure, before you buy, that the base of your light fixture is bigger than the hole in the middle of the medallion. If the hole isn’t big enough for the lighting assembly to fit through, or the medallion doesn’t come with a hole, you can cut one with a saw. This Old House has created a great guide for installing ceiling medallions that will walk you through the process. Many medallions are also available in two-piece options, so you can fit the medallion around your lighting fixture without removing the fixture at all.
A smaller medallion (only 13″ wide) that won’t overwhelm more modest spaces — and at a price that’s hard to beat. Also available in a 16″ size. 13″ traditional ceiling medallion, $7.65 from Architectural Depot.
Want something a little different for your smaller space? Architectural Depot has an impressive selection of ceiling medallions in smaller sizes.
Another smaller medallion, perfect for a small space that needs a little extra pizzazz. 12″ Palmetto Ceiling Medallion, $14.21 from Amazon.
This simple floral design has an understated elegance to it. Lady Sarah 18″ ceiling medallion, $44.95 from House of Antique Hardware.
At just a little more than $20, this piece is an affordable upgrade to any room. 18″ Edinburgh Ceiling Medallion, $20.96 from Amazon.
Beautiful and understated. Ansley 23 3/8″ ceiling medallion, $72.95 from House of Antique Hardware.
A simple design to add just a little extra architectural flair to your space. 24″ Crendon ceiling medallion, $33 from Architectural Depot.
Perfect for your English study, or anywhere else that needs a little bit of a boost. English Study 24 in. White Ceiling Medallion, $68.60 from Home Depot.
I love the Art Deco feel of this intricate medallion. 24 3/4″ Eryn ceiling medallion, $54 from Architectural Depot.
This elaborate floral design would make for a beautiful contrast with a sleek, modern fixture. Cape May 28″ White Ceiling Medallion, $49.96 from Home Depot.
A big, dramatic piece worthy of being the focal point of any room. 29-1/2 in. Sunflower Ceiling Medallion, $62.05 from Home Depot.
This oval shape would be lovely over a dining room table. 30.75″ Alexa Ceiling Medallion, $49.97 from Home Depot.
An unusual fluted design with a an Art Deco feel. Venetian 31″ ceiling medallion, $138.90 from House of Antique Hardware.
Big, dramatic, and certainly eye-catching — suitable for even the grandest of rooms. 40 in. Delfina Ceiling Medallion, $146.39 from Home Depot.
At almost four feet wide, this oversized medallion will hold its own in even the largest of space. 41-1/8 in. Large Floral Ceiling Medallion, $184.36 from Home Depot.