12 Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils

Are you looking to create an interesting focal point on a ceiling or piece of furniture? Decorative medallions, well known for adding beautiful detail to the top of a hanging light fixture, are no longer just on the ceiling and no longer only done professional painters. You can decorate walls and furniture with these designs as well. And here’s the best part: You don’t have to be a pro to get the look in your own home! You can do it the DIY way and use Medallion Stencils to paint an interesting accent on any surface. Case in point: 12 stencil ideas using medallions on ceilings, walls, and furniture:

Ceiling Medallion Stencils

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

Traditional European home décor almost always features elegantly painted ceilings. And the best way to show a ceiling off is with a medallion painted around a gorgeous light fixture. Ruby Rose Studio does this with metallic gold and our Avignon Ceiling Medallion Stencil.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

On The Surface Design shares that using metallic Royal Stencil Crème paints with our 19th Century Ceiling Medallion Stencil prove an elegant option because they will reflect the chandelier's light and give the space a beautiful, warm glow. 

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

A painted detail around a formal dining room chandelier is, in a word, stunning! But if, like Dream Green DIY and many others, you don’t happen to have the cash to commission a professional artist to add one for you, you may be feeling like it’s not possible. Luckily, you can easily recreate the look all by yourself using our Arabesque Ceiling Medallion Stencil!

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

Ceilings are a great place to emphasize traditional design and pattern, while showing off interesting light fixtures. Above, our European Lace Ceiling Medallion Stencil provides Old World flair and a stunning architectural accent without costing a small fortune. Now that’s a steal!

Wall Medallion Stencils

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

Ruby Rose Studio’s incredible 48” x 60” custom-made artwork features urban-style elegance and layers of metallic silver textures with the Avignon Medallion Stencil realized in bronze relief. This stenciled wall art has a decadent, upscale look, making it the perfect addition to this urban glam living room.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

Sincerely, Sara D loves that her “room looks completely different thanks to a little paint – and a stencil!” It’s pretty easy to transform an entryway with stencil designs and a new color palette. For this DIY décor project, Sara chose to go with the Marrakech Medallion Wall Art Stencil because it mimicked the glass pattern on her doors. Repeating the pattern in a random allover manner brightens up the space with a custom wallpaper look.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

Our San Bartolo Medallion Stencil is based on traditional Florentine frame ornamentations. It is usually ideal for framing an elegant light fixture, but it can also add a focal point to a mantle. Style the design with flowers and candlesticks and you’ve got yourself an instant touch of Italian artistry in your home.

Furniture Medallion Stencils

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

My Patch of Blue Sky was craving a change and purchased a rug – however, it featured warm colors and didn’t match her décor. To solve this problem, she painted over her cabinet with a mustard yellow and cream. Our San Bartolo Medallion Stencil finishes off the cabinet doors and coordinates well with the rug’s circular designs, don’t you think? Read the full tutorial here: Large Medallion Cabinet Makeover.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

Delicately painted furniture is a staple in Italian style decorating. Our San Bartolo Medallion Furniture Stencil has delicate scrolls and ornamentations, making it a delightful addition to this round table. The combination of traditional design and modern furniture shape make this piece transitional and versatile.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

French design is usually intricate in detail, especially their medallion decor. Terry Martin took this idea and gave it a unique twist. She used our French-inspired Avignon Medallion Stencil on gilded furniture instead of its usually place on the ceiling. The shape coordinated beautifully on her rounded scalloped table top.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

Metheny Weir Painted Finishes turned a simple piece of pine into a beautiful round serving tray using our Mandala Fusion Tile Stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax! The reclaimed wood and the folk floral motif make this piece unique and rustic.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

We show how to reverse stencil glass on the underside of a glass cocktail table, and why this requires painting your layers of color in reverse – or, stenciling backwards. It is SO much more interesting than plain clear glass! You can see how painting the layers in reverse achieved the plan: a luxurious gold and black tabletop. For the full tutorial using our Marrakech Medallion Stencil, check out Nomadic Decorator’s Learning to Stencil Backwards: How to Reverse Stencil Glass.

12 DIY Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils on Walls, Ceilings, & Furniture

You can turn any picture frame into an antiqued mirror echoing the exotic bazaars of Istanbul. This project is easier and faster than it appears. In fact, you could complete it in the time shorter than it would take you to go to the airport, clear the TSA lines and board an international flight! For the full tutorial by Nomadic Decorator, check out Give Your Mirror an Antique Look with Stencils that features our Ankara Impression Stencil and a lot of creativity!

 

Have you used Medallion Stencils on a ceiling, wall, or piece of furniture? We’d love to see and share your stencil projects to keep the inspiration flowing! Email us at projects@royaldesignstudio.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio.


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