Floor medallions add drama and flair to traditional, transitional and rustic decor. Medallions work particularly well in foyers, kitchens or baths, areas not generally overcrowded by furniture.
The overall decor of the room helps determine the pattern of the medallion. Rustic decor generally calls for a medallion with a simple style, such as a star or other design often found on a quilt. Traditional and transitional spaces accommodate grander, more ornate medallions.
Compatible with hardwood, stone and tile, medallions add a decorative element, interest and depth to the room, especially in the open spaces. Homeowners can also create a medallion with paint. The size of the medallion in comparison to that of the room is important. Large medallions crowd a small space, while small medallions are lost in a large area.