Ceiling Medallions....(Made By Girl)

I've always been drawn to ceiling MEDALLIONS & as you can see, I have one in my home. The simple fact is, my ceiling medallion should have been LARGER!

....but I was so impatient, I just bought what was available at my local hardware store! The idea of replacing my medallion with another one is not an attractive option...I mean do you know how high my foyer ceiling is?!?!? 


The way I see it is.... medallions give chandeliers or pendants balance while transforming the ceiling & giving it a more architectural feel. If you plan on buying a medallion these days, expect them to be made from faux plaster or high-density polyurethane. 

You will RARELY find the REAL DEAL unless you buy an old brownstone in New York City & so on....but the good part about the way they're made these days is they are quite AFFORDABLE! So, buying 2-3 for your own home shouldn't break your bank!!
If you shop for a ceiling medallion & find the perfect one but realize it's NOT THE COLOR ...you can always spray paint it!!  That's what I did with mine. A great place to shop for interesting medallions is Shades Of Light. Above are a few of my faves from their shop!
 -above jenna Lyons home

How do you feel about ceiling medallions?? Do you have any in your home?? If so, where? Post a link to it if you like!

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27 comments

  1. I LOVE ceiling medallions! I put one up a few months ago in my living room when I replaced the light, and used the medallion to balance the sleek white drum pendant and tie it in to the more ornate detailing on the antique fireplace and radiator in the room. A (really poor quality) picture of the light and medallion is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rareouldtimes/5513409169
    :-)

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  2. I love them too, i have one on my bedroom ceiling and 2 on my livingroom ceiling , i think they make the ceiling looks relaxing ,have a nice day!

    http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

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  3. RAREOULDTIMES: ooh i love it, it really lights up that ceiling! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. i love them, i have one on my bedroom ceiling and 2 on my living room ceiling, I think they give the ceiling a relaxing look.
    have a nice day :)

    http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

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  5. Your faves are my faves.

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  6. I think they're extremely beautiful and give any room or hallway an added, surprising element!! Yours is beautiful in your house! It's a good size in contrast to your rounded light globe ;)

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  7. We have none in our home right now, but I would LOVE one in the foyer or dining room for our next home. You are so right - spray paint once again saves the day!
    xoxo
    -linh
    http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

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  8. I am crazy about them, we have them in almost all the rooms. Wanted to put one in veranda but husband wanted to call the police :)
    xxx from Greece
    http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the look! I want to try it out on my dining room ceiling but I'm still looking for that perfect chandelier. Until then, medallions will need to wait! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. LOVE them! I don't have any in my house, because we are renting...but someday! I'm sure you've seen this idea, but just in case you haven't, here's another take on ceiling medallions. (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog, home, and art!)

    http://tocrave.blogspot.com/2011/03/ceiling-medallions-as-wall-decor.html

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  11. I don't have a medallion at home but I have always love to have one. By the way, great picks and I love the gorgeous blue chandelier in one of your pictures!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  12. lovely inspirational photos!

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  13. I do like ceiling medallions used in the right spot. I have one in my living room that I added. It's a great big one painted to match the ceiling so it would not detract from the chandelier. I'm actually painting one for the dining room this week to go up with a new to me antique chandelier.

    I think the new foam or plastic medallions should always be painted...even if you paint it white...because it makes them look more authentic. And I always caulk around mine to make them blend in to the ceiling...that makes them look originally also.

    Here's a link to mine in the living room....

    http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/p/mvl-living-room.html

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  14. NITA: Yours is stunning! I never actually considered painting one, but i know people who have done that before and love it. I prefer the actual medallion...and caulking is an excellent idea, agreed.

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  15. We put one in with a new light in our dining area to cover up the mark of the previous ceiling fan. It was for a purely lazy purpose but now we wish we had done it on all of our ceiling fixtures! We went with a really simple one and people are always commenting on how much they like it. Little do they know I got it on the cheap at Lowes!
    There is a picture of the ceiling blemish cover up here! http://cbsmallhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/fabric-hunting.html

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  16. ummm I am not keen on them unless they are in an old house with the rest of the original features but since your ceiling is that hight and you seem to have a lot of space it might look very nice, looks like a hell of a job! so good luck with it.

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  17. I love them !! If I owned my own place instead of renting I would definitely have a few !! I love that turquoise chandelier as well !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  18. Boyfriend and I just added one to our chandelier during a little DIY project. It balanced the weight of the chandelier AND covered a crack in the ceiling.

    Before/after photos and how we did it here: http://rosemaryonthetv.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/conquering-the-brass-monster/

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  19. I love your pendant light. Did you make it or did you buy it?

    I've always wanted to create my own lighting fixture, something white and stunning, like the one you have.

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  20. MOMICHKA: Thanks! We made it! :))

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  21. I love ceiling medallions! Whether bold or subtle, they add a stylish touch to any room.

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  22. Hi Jenn, I have two of them. I haven't posted them yet because I am still under the construction zone and the rooms are only semi finished. I will though, promise:) I put one in my younger daughter's room to dress up my DIY cloud/coffee filter light and the other in my office/guest room to dress up my DIY painted white chandelier. One notable thing is that if you are replacing existing lighting as we were it also helps disguise any flaws that the old lighting leaves behind.

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  23. omg mirrored medallions. wowwoowowowowowo

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  24. that mirrored ceiling medallion is just beautiful! i love ceiling medallions, but don't have one in my dining room. it could probably use one, but it would be such a hassle to take down the chandelier that we just installed!! my husband would probably kill me! :)

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  25. Hi. I just thought I'd tell you that in Australia we call them ceiling roses (in case you didn't know). I had never heard the term medallion before but I can see why it is used. I have a home built in 1990 and we have a ceiling rose in our bedroom. It's perfect if you don't have to have a ceiling fan and can showcase a nice light fitting. I lived in an older house in the tropical north west, built in the early 60s and the rooms had ceiling roses (art deco style) but had ugly but necessary ceiling fans suspended from them!

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  26. Your ceiling medallion looks pretty chic!! :)

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  27. i think we share the same lamp! MOOOI, i don't have ornaments around my lamp! i can definitely see where you are going with the ceiling ornaments, fabulous idea i must say

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