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Ceiling Medallions as Classic Architectural Accents
Ceiling medallions are classic ceiling accents and were used extensively by decorators, designers and architects from the early eighteen century to the beginning of the twentieth century. With their luxurious detailing and ornate, deep relief patterns, ceiling medallions were especially favored by the Victorians. They added decorative medallions to the most principal rooms of the house.
Traditionally the size and details of the medallion reflected the importance of the room as well as the status of a household. Ceiling medallions, like ceiling domes, are often featured above highlighting lighting fixtures in a highly complementary arrangement. Early ceiling medallions were manufactured from plaster and were quite heavy and hard to install.
From the beginning, the purpose of the ceiling medallions was purely decorative. Ceiling medallions were used as independent decorative ceiling elements. Nowadays, ceiling medallions are also used with lighting fixtures. For this reason, the center of the ceiling medallion gets cut out for electrical wiring and support mechanism. Also, even though it is a "ceiling" medallion some designers very successfully incorporating them into the wall decor.
All of our ceiling medallions come primed white ready to accept paint. Even if you like to keep your ceiling medallion in a pure white color, you have to paint it. There is a common opinion that exists that ceiling medallions, as well as other decorative architectural elements in the room, have to be painted white. This point of view is not always correct. You should coordinate colors of the ceiling medallions and other decorative architectural embellishments with the overall color theme of the room.
Polyurethane Ceiling Medallions
Our ceiling medallions, as well as ceiling domes, are replicated from traditional designs in a modern lightweight material that resembles the look of plaster by illuminates hassle of the complicated installation process. Our architectural products collection has a wide range of sizes and styles of quality ceiling medallions.
Installation of our ceiling medallions couldn't be more straightforward: mark the desired location on the ceiling: run a bead of adhesive over the ceiling medallion's backside; than tack ceiling medallion into place with a few nails. If you like to use ceiling medallion with a lighting fixture, cut a center hole, using a handsaw or jigsaw, before installing the medallion. Some of our medallions come with pre-drilled holes.