Today Chris writes:
I’ve seen these elaborate tile medallions that cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Is there a way I can create my own and only spend a fraction of the cost?
Honestly, it just depends on what type of look you are going for and your skill level. If you’re creative, a master with a tile saw and tile nippers, I say go for it. If you aren’t you might want to consider some less elaborate designs or something less expensive.
You can find tile medallions for as little as $19.99. Usually the ones that price are small, more the size of a medallion in a kitchen backsplash behind a stove. I have also seen some as low as $99 at home improvement stores. So if the only places you’ve looked are high-end tile shops, you may want to broaden your search area.
Another thing to consider if you are trying to create a medallion yourself is that you may be able to create another visually stunning design with out all the hard work. Working in a square design is easier than trying to complete a circular design. Consider using a decorative square mosaic to border your area. Then use a different size tile inside the border. Or create another pattern inside the border. You can find many different pattern template’s online to help you plan out your space.
You don’t have to use a tile medallion that costs an arm and a leg to make your space stunning. Sometimes just a little more planning can get you a great design and a great look!
Do you have questions about the selecting or the installation of: tile, carpet or wall treatments (window blinds, etc)? Then email me your tale of woe (diva(at)homemakeoverdiva.com) and perhaps I will be able to answer your questions right here at the Home Makeover Diva Blog!