Giggles and Glue Guns

Ceiling Rosettes as Wall Art

I’m always on the lookout for cheap and easy ways to bring some architectural interest into interior designs – and this is a great idea! They are ceiling rosettes, also known as ceiling medallions, which were originally created to protect the ceiling from the soot of gas lamps in the Victorian era. They have survived the switch to electricity and now serve simply as decorative elements on the ceiling above a hanging light fixture.

They’re great as is, but it’s always fun to think outside the box, or off the ceiling in this case! A grouping of spray painted rosettes on the wall is a great architectural alternative to the average framed art, photos etc. Ceiling rosettes are now usually made out of  urethane, so they’re really lightweight and can be hung on the wall with just a nail!

What You’ll Need:

  • Ceiling Rosettes or Medallions – check your local home improvement store and there are also a ton online.
  • Spray paint – choose a palette to suit your room decor. I love in the above photo how they used slightly varying shades of yellow. Plain white could look great too!
  • Hammer
  • Nails

Do It:

  1. Spray paint your medallions in a well ventilated area – you may need more than one coat.
  2. Lay out and plan how you want to hang the rosettes on the floor.
  3. Hammer nails and hang!


Photo via: Better Homes and Gardens