Traditional Medallions & Modern Lighting

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

There is a new trend in home design that has caught my attention - ceiling medallions. In the past, ceiling medallions have been paired with ornate, traditional chandeliers to create a luxurious focal point in a room. However, the new trend is mixing modern and contemporary designs with traditional design, and this also applies to lighting. I'm anxious to try this trend out for myself because we are in need of a ceiling light in our family room. I love the idea of dressing up a simple, modern pendant. So, with the help of The Home Depot, I have been able to find a ton of great lights as well as medallions to achieve the look I'm dreaming of.

Did you know that The Home Depot has a ton of beautiful decor online? I had know idea they had such a large variety of styles. After sorting through all of their choices, I've listed my favorite lighting combinations below. Please weigh in and tell me which one is your favorite.

1/ Polished Chrome Glass Pendant with Bonetti Ceiling Medallion 2/ Oil Rubbed pendant and French Twist Medallion 3/ Brass Globe Pendant and Orion Medallion 4/ Chrome chandelier and Viceroy ceiling medallion

I had no idea there were so many styles of medallions to choose from. In my opinion, the more ornate the medallion the more simple the light should be. But because I will need a lot of light in our family room I'm learning toward a modern chandelier, so I like the thought a medallion that is a bit more simple like the Leandros medallion below. Option number 5 is my first choice with number 7 in a close second.

5/ 5 light brass chandelier and Leandros Medallion 6/ Silver Foyer Pendant and Berkshire Medallion 7/ Brass 6 light lantern with Attica Ceiling Medallion

Tell me which combination is your favorite and if you would attempt this trend in your home. Also, stay tuned for future posts featuring decor from, and be sure to check them out for your next home project..

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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

As I have started to complete the decorating process for our family room, I realized there was a necessary "living" element missing from our space - light. We have plenty of natural light during the day, but other than some recessed lights in the ceiling we have nothing. I've learned over the years that side lighting is the most flattering on people, as well as functional when you're sitting down to watch a movie or read a book. Downward lighting can cause harsh shadows, but is great for illuminating a large space. Spaces need both, so I partnered with The Home Depot to create a light for our family room. 

If you have followed me for long you know that I'm not much of a DIY-er. In fact, most DIY's scare me. I'm that mom that buys the store-made Valentine's and puts my kids names on them and calls it a day. When it comes to decor, however,  and I can't find what I'm looking for, that's enough motivation to make me attempt a DIY. I love the industrial look of pipe lights, and I wanted to try my hand at making my own. LDR Pipe Decor makes pipe DIY's so easy. Everything fits together, so you just need to have an idea and shape in mind. I built my lamp base in under five minutes it was that easy. 

You can also buy lighting kits at The Home Depot. The directions for how to wire your lamp is on the back of the package. Seriously, so simple! I used both an LED light bulb and a vintage style bulb so you can see the difference. Obviously, saving energy in our home is a priority so we went with a Cree LED bulb.

You can get the step-by-step tutorial to creating a lamp just like mine on The Home Depot's blog. It costs about $90 to make the whole thing. Not too bad for a brand new industrial style lamp.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer