Ceiling roses, also known as medallions or rosettes, are decorative elements that can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room. They are typically installed at the center of a ceiling, around a light fixture, and are designed to conceal the wiring and create a seamless transition between the ceiling and the light fixture. When choosing a ceiling rose, it's important to select the right size to ensure that it complements the size of the room and the light fixture. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right size ceiling rose:

  1. Room size: The size of the ceiling rose should be proportional to the size of the room. A small ceiling rose may look out of place in a large room, while a large ceiling rose may overwhelm a small room. One way to establish a guide to the right ceiling rose sized for your room is to measure the size of your room - the ceiling height x the room length x the room width. This will give you a figure to work with.

  •  Up to 56m3 - You could use a ceiling rose around 300mm – 620mm in diameter. 
  • Around 57m3 - This is the average sized room and therefore your ceiling rose could be around 580mm-720mm.
  • Above 58m3You could go for a larger ceiling rose around 700mm-920mm diameter.

*The average room in a period property is 2.8 metres ceiling height x 4.5 metres width x 4.5 metres length = 56.7m3.

The above are simply broad brush general rules. A very decorative ceiling rose will make more of an impact than a very plain one so your own judgement with your paper ceiling rose is most certainly the best way to come to your own conclusion.

2. Ceiling height: The height of the ceiling can also affect the size of the ceiling rose. A high ceiling can accommodate a larger ceiling rose, while a low ceiling may require a smaller one. If the ceiling is less than 2.4 metres high, it's best to choose a ceiling rose with a diameter of 300mm or less. For ceilings between 2.4m - 3metres, a ceiling rose with a diameter of 500mm or less would be appropriate. For ceilings over 3metres, a larger ceiling rose can be used, up to a diameter of 915mm.

3. Light fixture size: The size of the light fixture should also be taken into account when choosing a ceiling rose. The ceiling rose should be large enough to accommodate the light fixture, without being too large or too small. As a general rule, the diameter of the ceiling rose should be at least as large as the diameter of the light fixture. For example, if the light fixture has a diameter of 300mm, the ceiling rose should be at least 300mm in diameter.

4. Style and design: The style and design of the ceiling rose should also be considered when choosing the right size. The ceiling rose should complement the overall style of the room, whether it's modern, traditional, or eclectic. The size of the ceiling rose can also affect its visual impact. A larger ceiling rose can create a more dramatic and impressive look, while a smaller one can be more subtle and understated.

5. Installation: Finally, the ease of installation should also be taken into account. Larger ceiling roses can be more difficult to install, especially if they are heavy or require additional support. It's important to choose a ceiling rose that can be easily installed without causing any damage to the ceiling or the light fixture.

In summary, choosing the right size ceiling rose requires careful consideration of the size of the room, the height of the ceiling, the size of the light fixture, the style and design, and the ease of installation. By taking these factors into account, you can select a ceiling rose that complements your décor and enhances the overall look of the room.

March 01, 2023 — Jessica Davis