How to Size a Medallion
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
24 inches. About $161, Focal Point Architectural Products
Egg and dart
12½ inches. About $45, Focal Point Architectural Products
In burnt copper, 17 inches. About $111, Emerson
15 inches. About $23, Fypon, Ltd.
32 inches. About $107, Fypon, Ltd.
In fiery cocoa, 36½ inches. About $260, Arctel
19 inches. About $50, Fypon, Ltd.