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5 Ways to Use Medallions

5 Ways to Use Medallions 5 Ways to Use Medallions
As a homeowner, we know you’re always looking for new ways to customize your space. You may have thought about repurposing vintage cabinets for your kitchen, creating a spiral staircase for your foyer, or installing a tailored fountain in your backyard. Whatever your vision may be, these renovations customize your home to your specific taste.

At Imperial Elite, we understand the desire you have to make your home exclusively yours—because we believe in the same thing. Our Elite service finds treasures from around the world to bring to your home. We’ve found Italian porcelain from the Teatro Comunale Theater in Modena, Italy, marble columns from the Basilica de Santa Maria in Guadalupe, Mexico, and reclaimed stone from 500-year old homes in Jerusalem, to name a few.

In fact, our Elite service is dedicated to traveling the world to find a piece that can make your home exclusively yours. And right now, one of the best ways to customize your home is to install a medallion. Medallions brighten up a room and give you the touch of personality you’re looking for.

Typically, when one thinks of a medallion, they envision it installed into their flooring with bordering tiles surrounding it. This is the most classic installation of a medallion. And while you can never go wrong with a classic installation, sometimes it’s better to be creative with out-of-the-box installations.

Some unique ways to install a medallion within your home include:
  1. Kitchen backsplashes
  2. Entryways
  3. Ceiling décor
  4. Exterior landscapes
  5. Spare rooms
Follow along to learn from the experts at Imperial Elite on how to personalize your space through exquisitely crafted medallions.

1. Kitchen backsplashes


Picture this: you’re standing in your dream kitchen. The island is made up of a one-of-a-kind marble slab, the cabinets are crafted in your favorite beige color, and the flooring perfectly incorporates your accent color. You walk over to your oven and you see an exquisite backsplash—a carved medallion bordered by a round beaded liner with four coordinating corners, topped with a simple molding. The medallion brings in the Tuscan warmth that you’re looking for in the kitchen.

Sound too good to be true? Well with Imperial Elite, it’s not. We’re here to transform this dream into your reality.

When it comes to customizing your kitchen, a medallion is the perfect finishing touch. Try installing it into your backsplash and accenting it with complementary bordering tile. This will transform your kitchen into a truly customized room that you’ll be proud to show off at your next gathering.

2. Entryways


Your entryway sets the tone for the rest of your home. In fact, it’s the first thing your guests encounter upon arrival; so it’s important to make a big statement. And one of the best ways to wow your company and make an impression is to install a medallion into your foyer.

Placing a medallion into your entryway is best done when installed the classic way—into your flooring with bordering accent tiles. This will set the tone of classic elegance throughout the rest of your home.

When installing your piece, we recommend selecting a medallion that will steal the show. A medallion works most effectively as a statement piece in your entryway. Because of this, we suggest picking out a medallion with intricate details and placing it in the middle of your entryway for optimal effect. For a better idea of the look we’re recommending, we suggest browsing through these previous medallion entryway projects.

3. Ceiling décor


Another out-of-the-box application for a medallion is your ceiling. Most likely, your ceiling is an area that you never imagined mounting a medallion—which is what makes it the perfect installation location. By getting creative and incorporating a medallion into your ceiling décor, you’ll be able to achieve a custom look while complimenting your stand-out light fixtures.

When selecting a medallion to fit your ceiling and light fixtures, size is important. The Ace of Space, a popular design blog, shares that, “a ceiling medallion can be larger than your light fixture as long as your ceilings are more than eight feet tall to balance out the diameter.” This is a crucial design tip to keep in mind when moving forward with your installation.

For more expert advice on ceiling medallions, contact us today. With free estimates and design consultation, we’ll tailor the design process, installation, and any other steps along the way so you’re satisfied with your end results.

4. Exterior landscapes


One of the best features to living in the sunny state of Arizona is being able to enjoy outdoor living for the majority of the calendar year. When living in the valley, you’re able to invite guests over to enjoy pool days, barbeques, and garden parties almost all year round.

When throwing these outdoor functions for your friends and family to enjoy, you’ll want to make sure your exterior landscape and design is on trend. One of our favorite ways to accomplish this is to install a medallion.

While there are many ways to incorporate a medallion into your exterior living, our top suggestions include placing it on:
  • Courtyards
  • Driveways
  • Exterior home panels
  • Custom fountains
  • Pool decks
These installation locations will transform your exterior into a one-of-a-kind space that you can take pride in.

5. Spare rooms


Many of our clients come to us and express their concern with designing their spare room. They commonly already have the purpose of the room selected, but don’t know how to bring their vision to life. You may find yourself with a similar struggle.

If you find yourself stressing to find the perfect design elements to incorporate into your extra room, a medallion may be the solution for you. A medallion will give you the extra bit of personality your spare room may be lacking.

Easily complementing almost any room, a medallion can be used in various spare rooms, including those being transformed into a(n):
  • At-home movie theater
  • Home office
  • Wine cellar
  • Walk-in closet
Trust us. With a medallion installed in your spare rooms, your home will be well on its way to the house of your dreams.

Your next steps


If you’re looking for a way to add some personality to your home, installing a medallion is the perfect project for you. To get a jump start on your installation, give us a call. Our Elite service will help you select the perfect medallion to complete the look of your customized home.