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Simple Wall Art

Use inexpensive ceiling medallions as art.

"I love the way a cluster of store-bought medallions injects a plain-Jane wall with so much texture and old world detail," says H&H editor-in-chief Suzanne Dimma. Made of light fiberglass, the ceiling medallions (available at your local hardware store) can be hung using picture-hanging strips. Paint a mix of styles in graduating shades of the same colour for an effect like this.

Watch a video on how to make these medallions, plus get more Budget Decorating Ideas in our photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Donna Griffith
  • Source: House & Home June 2010 issue
  • Products: Sofa, rug, Elte; Michelle Kosoy ceramic stool, Serge Mouille floor lamp, Hollace Cluny; faux bamboo cocktail table, ChairTableLamp; silk/velvet patterned throw pillows, Constantine; Boulanger medallions, Rona (by special order), and through Boulanger; medallion colours, Shoreline (CC-364) and Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore; wall colour, Pointing (2003), Farrow & Ball.
  • Stylist: Morgan Michener & Joel Bray

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