Too Large Overpowers
Ceiling medallions should be proportionate to the room. Only rooms bigger than 200 square feet can accommodate medallions larger than 30 inches. Only rooms over 280 square feet are large enough for 40-inch medallions. Rooms under 210 square feet should have 20- to 30-inch medallions; rooms smaller than 140 square feet, medallions under 20 inches.
Consider Other Features
Medallions should compliment other features in the room. On high ceilings, medallions can be larger, on low ceilings scaled down. With light fixtures, medallions should not be wider than the chandelier--2/3 as wide is usual. Two smaller medallions with suspended lighting may work better than one large medallion.
A medallion should be proportionate with other features, compliment their style and catch the eye, yet not dominate. With large medallions, consider lightweight versions.
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