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Ceiling Medallions for all Styles

Ceiling medallions come in all sizes and designs, befitting everything from simple Colonial-style sitting rooms to ornate Victorian parlors

How to Size a Medallion

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Ceiling medallions come in all sizes and designs, befitting everything from simple Colonial-style sitting rooms to ornate Victorian parlors. Not all are white to mimic plaster; some have

metallic or woodlike finishes, and others use mirrors as embellishment. Here are some of the classic and interesting medallion looks available.

Sizing a Medallion

To ensure your medallion doesn't overpower or underwhelm, follow these handy guidelines:

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

Renaissance

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24 inches. About $161, Focal Point Architectural Products

Egg and dart

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12½ inches. About $45, Focal Point Architectural Products

Faux Metal

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In burnt copper, 17 inches. About $111, Emerson

Jefferson

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15 inches. About $23, Fypon, Ltd.

Rochelle

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32 inches. About $107, Fypon, Ltd.

Wood finish

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In fiery cocoa, 36½ inches. About $260, Arctel

Chelsea

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19 inches. About $50, Fypon, Ltd.