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Top Of The Best Ceiling Medallions Reviewed In 2018Last Updated January 1, 2019
№1 – Elegant Lighting 24″ Mirrored Medallion Ceiling Canopy in Silver
№2 – ORAC R13 Ceiling Rose Rosette Medallion Centre quality polyurethane floral classic decorative | 28 cm = 11 inch diameter
№3 – Ekena Millwork CM18RL 18-Inch OD x 3 1/2-Inch ID x 1 1/2-Inch Riley Ceiling Medallion
A non-standard downrod is used when the ceiling height is greater than feet. See our downrod sizing guide to determine which length you will need for your ceiling height.
A sloped application is intended for room where the ceiling slants at 3degrees or higher. The fan installs into the ceiling with the use of an adapter, like this Modern Fan sloped ceiling adapter.
Lastly, look for a ceiling fan with a blade span that matches the room’s square footage and height. If you choose a fan that is too small for the space, it will struggle to move air. If you choose a fan that is too large for the space, not only will be off putting, but it will waste too much energy.
Sizing Tips: Here are some additional dimensions to consider when you buy a ceiling fan a new ceiling fan.
CEILING FAN LIGHTS
To add lighting or not to add lighting, that is the question. Choosing a ceiling fan with lighting is a matter of personal preference. If you plan to install the fan in a space with good natural lighting or sufficient light fixtures, buy a ceiling fan without a light kit.
If the space could use a boost of general lighting, choose a ceiling fan with a light kit. Today’s fans offer a range of lighting sources, including halogen, fluorescent, and LEDs.
Fluorescent light sources use 7percent less energy than incandescent light sources and have an average lifespan of 10,000 hours. Ceiling fans with CFL bulbs emit cool or warm lighting.
LED light sources consume very little energy and have an average lifespan of 50,000 hours. These ceiling fans with energy-efficient bulbs emit cool or warm lighting.
Antique Ceiling Fan Designs
Antique and vintage style ceiling fans complement traditional and vintage home decors. They often feature decorative filigree and scrollwork on the motor housing and blade brackets. Many light kits include a warm globe light. To achieve a vintage-inspired look, buy a ceiling fan that features an antique-style and pair it with American Empire furniture, floral prints and textiles, and warm brass and copper finishes. A warm pastel palette ties the space together.
Contemporary Ceiling Fans
Contemporary ceiling fans are a great addition to any modern and transitional space. The modern style ceiling fans feature clean lines, smooth metallic finishes, and minimal adornment. Buy a ceiling fan with a contemporary feel and pair it with casual contemporary furniture (avoid wood carving and adornments), natural textiles such as cotton, linen or wool, and chrome, nickel or stainless steel hardware. A bold color palette and geometric accents bring the look together.
Rustic Ceiling Fans
Rustic ceiling fans pair well with country, mission and western interiors. These rustic-inspired ceiling fans feature straight lines and dark wood finishes with homespun accents. To achieve this look, buy a ceiling fan with a rustic look and pair it with lodge-style furniture, checkered or striped prints, handmade accents, such as baskets, carved wooden bowls, and pottery, and hand-forged metal accents. Soft, muted colors, rough hewn wood and hand-forged metal accents round out this look.
Tropical Ceiling fans
Tropical ceiling fans complement coastal, island, and nautical home interiors. The island-inspired fans feature bamboo, natural palm leaf, and rattan blades with distressed wood finishes. To achieve this look, buy a ceiling fan with a tropical feel and pair it with rattan furniture, bright colors and natural patterns, tropical flowers and plants, and handcrafted items.
CEILING FAN EFFICIENCY & AIRFLOW
The motor is the heart of any ceiling fan, and it determines the airflow and efficiency of your ceiling fan. You don’t have to have to be an electrical engineer to understand a fan motor, but it’s the most important part of any fan. Consider the factors below the next time you buy a ceiling fan:
High airflow ceiling fans circulate more air and consume less energy than standard fans. These fans are ideal for garages, warehouses, and outdoor spaces, such as your patio and porch. When you buy a ceiling fan with high airflow you get an added bonus: high-airflow fans are known to drive away mosquitoes and other backyard pests.
Ceiling Fans with Remote Control
The handheld remote control offers the most convenience of all the fan control options. The lightweight and portable control operated within a 30 to 50-foot range, making it ideal for high ceiling fans and hard to reach places. Handheld remote control ceiling fans are also ideal for bedrooms.
The fan speed wall control option allows you to operate the fan speed, direction and lighting with the press of a button. The stationary remote has a range up to 40 feet, making it ideal for families with kids. A wall control is ideal for kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms and multipurpose rooms.
A ceiling medallion is an easy way to spruce up the lighting fixtures throughout your home. By adding one of these simple additions to the base of any ceiling lighting fixture, you can add an air of elegance and class to the living areas in your home.
Ceiling Medallion Basics
A ceiling medallion is simply a decorative, usually circular, ceiling addition that you apply to the base of your fixtures. Think of elegant homes, and how there’s rarely any small, brass, dome light fixtures that fit directly into the drywall. Instead, light fixtures are surrounded by a decorative garnish, anywhere from a few inches to several feet that add an extra aesthetic appeal to an area. Usually decorative medallions are graced with flowing curves, floral patterns, and other traditional decorative patterns.
Ceiling Medallion Design and Materials
A medallion can be made from any of a number of products. Traditionally, they were cast in plaster, which translated into beautiful results but also heavy, fragile fixtures that modern homeowners no longer abide. Newer decorative ceiling medallions are usually made of a polymer plastic that is lightweight, durable, and very easy to install. Almost all medallions are painted, or appear so. That said, if your budget allows, there are specialty manufacturers that make metal medallions of stunning brass, copper, and stainless steel, for higher end decorating solutions.
Choosing your medallion is mostly a matter of personal preference and current home design. You want to choose a medallion that matches your personality and your home. Before you decide to purchase, however, there are a few steps you ought to take to make sure you’re making the right choice.
Know the area of the foyer
Measure your foyer or hallway so that you will know the dimensions of your space. Once you have the dimensions, you can proceed to the finding the right chandelier for your foyer. It would be good to remember when shopping for chandeliers that if you have a low ceiling, don’t pick a low chandelier that could bump into your guests.
Get the height of your ceiling
Measure the distance between the floor and the ceiling. This is important in determining how high your chandelier must be. This is because ideally, a foyer chandelier must hang about feet off the floor for ceilings measuring feet. Additionally, with a ceiling height of less than feet, you need a chandelier which measures less than 2inches tall. For higher ceilings of 1to 1feet, the chandelier can range between 2inches to more than 40 inches tall. If a ceiling is two stories tall, the foyer chandelier should be composed of two or three tiers in order to provide the best visual results.
Ceiling Medallion FAQ’s
1) I am purchasing a medallion for my chandelier or ceiling fan, but the medallion I like best doesn’t have a hole in the center. What do I do?
Not a problem, and you should purchase the medallion you like, whether it has a pre-cut hole or not. Cutting the hole in the center of our medallions is easy to do. Just about any sharp knife, and certainly tools such as Roto-Zip or drill, make quick work of cutting though the polyurethane foam. You will need to cut the hole large enough to bring the chain or anchor of your chandelier or fan through yet small enough so the top cover (the piece that goes against the ceiling) will completely cover the hole. Since the canopy is going to cover the hole you don’t need to worry about making the hole perfectly round. Cutting the hole should only take a few minutes, so when you pick your medallion choose the style you like best and don’t let the lack of the pre-cut hole deter you.
And stepping up to one of the seven improvements we’ll cover here is one of the easiest and most effective ways to give a room a face-lift. It’s also a great solution for a cracked or badly stained ceiling. And all of these treatments can be accomplished in a weekend or two by a homeowner with moderate skills.
Redoing a ceiling is also a great opportunity to fix some basic design flaws. A room with a high, formal ceiling can feel cozier when topped with a warm or dark color. Lighter ceiling shades visually enlarge a space, as do patterns or colors similar to those on walls.
Keeping things proportional is generally a good idea — save the grandly scaled patterns for oversize rooms, and the dainty tiles or textures for tiny spaces.
No matter which upgrade you choose, you need to make general repairs to a damaged ceiling. For plaster, use plaster washers, available from Charles Street Supply and others, to snug up sagging areas where plaster “keys” are broken off behind the lath.
If you’re using a hard covering (wood, tin, fiber planks or a suspended ceiling) you won’t need to repair most cracks. But if they are more than a hairline or run the length of the room, investigate their cause before covering them up.
Ceilings that will get partial treatments (medallion and layered drywall) or soft coverings (wallpaper) should be repaired and cleaned with diluted TSP, or trisodium phosphate. Repair cracks with drywall tape and mud, and thoroughly cover stains with a white shellac-based product like B.I.N.
Pressed-tin panels have become extremely popular over the past decade; there are about different companies currently manufacturing them. While these patterned-metal sheets complement older homes and loft apartments well, their folksy feel probably doesn’t suit a modern, angular interior.
Nor are they a good choice for any room in which good acoustical quality is imperative. “If you’re going to use tin panels, you need a rug or drapes in the space to absorb reverberating sound,” explains Glen Eldridge, owner of Houston-based Chelsea Decor-ative Metal Company.
Wallpapering a ceiling can be tricky, but it’s by far the most versatile treatment discussed here. Paper suits flat, sloped and irregularly shaped ceilings, and the vast array of patterns and textures on the market makes for endless design possibilities.
Answers to the following design-related questions will help you settle on a pattern and color. Does your house have exposed beams, skylights, or some other ceiling feature to which you want to draw attention? Pick a bold color or pattern. Do you wish the room in question were larger or smaller? Then select a light or dark color accordingly. Is your ceiling sloped or irregular? Choose a solid or scattered-pattern paper rather than a stripe or plaid.
In flexible, open floor plans, boundaries between living and dining areas are often hard to define; the usual strategy depends on furniture groupings and such fixed focal points as fireplaces and windows. Applying a simple border of single-thickness drywall to the ceiling emphasizes each area and boosts the architectural impact of the space without blocking light or casting shadows. This technique picks up on rectangular shapes and can be particularly effective if there’s raised-panel cabinetry or wainscoting in the room. This Old House: Finishing drywall
Install the border with construction or panel adhesive and drywall screws that penetrate joists at least in. Create crisp edges on the new layer of drywall with J-bead and then finish with joint compound.
If you want that wood paneling look but don’t relish hoisting lumber overhead, consider fiber planks, which are similar in composition to acoustical tile but don’t require a suspended grid. Armstrong’s new Country Classic Planks are a good example. These 48-in.-long x 6-in.- wide planks weigh only 2oz. each, making installation a simple, one-person task. The tongue-and-groove planks are easy to assemble, and can be attached directly to drywall or plaster with adhesive or staples.
The wood-grain planks come white, which can help brighten a dark room. They also take well to painting for a variety of effects. You can even create featured panels within a ceiling by using several colors. Or you can stain the planks with a water-based gel for a wood look.
Where the joists are
Most ceiling treatments must be anchored to ceiling joists. To locate the joists, look in the attic to see what direction the joists are running and how far apart they are. Mark the location of one by driving a finishing nail along its side. From below, use a stud finder or rap lightly on the ceiling until you hear a solid sound you’ve found a joist. Locate the edges of the joist by nailing through the ceiling at small intervals.
Mark the center, then measure over 1in. (or the spacing you found in the attic) to find the center point of the next joist. Snap a chalkline along all joists; it will save you time and work later.
Important Points Before Installing a Ceiling Fan
If you have the basic electrical knowledge, it is actually simple to replace an existing lighting fixture with a ceiling fan at a hassle-free, same-day process. However, you cannot just hang the fan from the existing electrical system because it is not capable to support the appliance’s weight and vibrating motion. If you do not have any access to the electric fan from above, utilize a hanger specially designed for this purpose and a box to mount the appliance.
Factor in Furnishings
Consider the existing colors in the room, from floor to furnishings and those that can be seen from the room you’re painting. Think about using a different white paint for the ceiling to give depth and character to the room, Hable suggests.
In an all-white motif, the medallion’s highs and lows form shadows and add dimension, Hable says.
Consider the Light
It makes a big difference. Notice the room’s natural light as it changes throughout the day, and the light cast by bulbs. “People often look at the light in their room on Saturday at noon, but a very busy family that’s out of the house from a.m. to p.m. should turn on their lights at p.m. and look at paint colors then,” Harrington says.
Susan Hable used Benjamin Moore’s White Dove with the formula cut in half as a wash to hide much of the yellow in the pine in her studio.
Narrow Your Choices
Pick your favorite white paints, brush large swatches on your walls, and observe them at different times of the day. Even color pros try and try again. Hable’s favorite standard white paint is Benjamin Moore White Dove, a soft white. She used it with the formula cut in half (using half as much tint) to hide much of the yellow in the pine that covers the walls of her studio.
Harrington doesn’t have a favorite white paint but has shades she doesn’t like. “I prefer to stay away from whites with a little magenta in them because they go pink very quickly,” she says.
Add airflow and illuminate any area with this brushed nickel finish cage ceiling fan from Possini Euro Design. Brushed nickel finish motor, five matching ABS blades. Remote control included for on/off light control.
A stylish chrome finish drum ceiling fan with modern circle design over the shade and integrated light.
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First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Ceiling Medallions wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Ceiling Medallions
- №1 — Elegant Lighting 24″ Mirrored Medallion Ceiling Canopy in Silver
- №2 — ORAC R13 Ceiling Rose Rosette Medallion Centre quality polyurethane floral classic decorative | 28 cm = 11 inch diameter
- №3 — Ekena Millwork CM18RL 18-Inch OD x 3 1/2-Inch ID x 1 1/2-Inch Riley Ceiling Medallion