Tips On Getting A Medallion Flooring
Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Medallions are hardwoods that are carefully crafted and pieced together to form a patterned design. This distinctive floor design element can make a striking and memorable floor accent. It will definitely be the first thing your guests set their eyes on.
These magnificent pieces look the best when there are minimal furnitures around. The entrance of your home or a huge walkway are great places to place a medallion piece. Let it take the centre stage and be the limelight. Find out how to incorporate a medallion design onto your flooring.
1. Single or Repetitive
Before settling on a design, think about which – a single or repetitive medallion design will effectively enhance the look of your space.
A single medallion design is a statement piece that draws attention and creates conversations. It is a sure way to get people talking about your floor the moment they step into your premises.
Depending on your preference, the size of a single piece medallion design could vary from a small circle to even a full length room. If you are someone who appreciates art and the beauty that comes with it, a single medallion piece is suitable for you as you can get creative with the design.
Repetitive medallion is basically many single medallions being pieced together. It could cover the entire flooring or serve as a design aspect on one part of the flooring. Even though it is a repetitive design, it does not mean the flooring is boring. A variety of aesthetics could be achieved by playing around with the intricate details within the medallion, giving the flooring a personality best suited for its space.
A repetitive medallion is great if you want a patterned flooring but do not have enough visual space for a single medallion centrepiece because of furnitures covering it.
2. Select a Design
Choosing a design is probably the step we all cannot wait to jump into. It is definitely exciting to work on the aesthetics. However, this process can be tedious to some as the colour scheme, theme and even wood species have to be taken into consideration.
If you are unsure of how to start, snap a few pictures of your space. Which elements do you notice first? What colour are they? What are they made of? For example, you may wish to place a round medallion underneath your chandelier at your walkway. If you are starting renovation from scratch, putting a moodboard together can help you to visualise what you want. Speak with your interior designer if you are working with one.
Look for designs with coordinating tones and materials to enhance notable elements. You want a medallion that ties in with your space in a sophisticated manner. We are able to customise too – just send across your design.
3. Determine the Size
After deciding on a design, you must determine the size, especially when it comes to a single medallion design. Though it is not a hard and fast rule, it is generally ideal to surround the medallion with an area of blank flooring left uncovered by furnitures or features. This will prevent the appearance of furnitures engulfing the medallion, making the entire room looking crowded. Leaving a rim of blank space will also frame the medallion piece proportionately, thus bringing out its beauty. How much space to leave is, of course, subjective and will depend on the medallion, room and individual's preferences.
4. Find the Right Placement
Even the nicest medallion design will not look good if its not in the right placement. Taking placement into consideration will greatly enhance the aesthetics of the entire room. As mentioned, a round single medallion piece goes well together with a ceiling feature such as chandeliers, ceiling fans and swag lamps. In some instances, medallions can be very attractive when placed under tables and chairs. Just keep in mind, thought, that it may be hard to fully appreciate a piece of decorative artwork if it is not fully visible. Medallion will also be appealing when placed at hallways, entrances of homes and even the border of a room.
When in doubt, centre it. If you love the idea of a medallion but not sure where it should go, putting it in the centre of a room is usually a sure bet. Symmetry is aesthetically pleasing, and accenting the centre point can help tie the room together. This is especially true for large spaces.