Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 25

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Changing Light Fixtures? How to Mix and Match to Brighten Up Your Space

When changing light fixtures, you may be tempted to get all matching lighting sets. If you want to be more adventurous, here's how to mix and match lights.

You may have an open plan area in your home, such as a kitchen and dining area. Or maybe the entry and the living areas are in the same place.
In these parts of your home, visitors can see all those light fixtures at once. Should you go for matching fixtures, or mix it up a little?
It's not always appropriate to use the same light fixtures in each of those zones. You wouldn't have a chandelier over your kitchen sink!
Maybe you want new fixtures because you're switching to LED lighting. But how do you mix and match your light fixtures for the best effect? That's what we'll discuss in this post. Let's learn more about changing lighting fixtures to brighten your room!

Should Light Fixtures Match?

As we've already said, not always. Sometimes, they don't even match within the same room. You might have a dressing room style lighting set up at your bathroom sink, but then you have pendant lights over the tub.
How do you choose the types of light fixtures for a room? You need to match traits rather than entire fixtures. For example, you might choose different types of fixtures that share a style and a color palette.
They'll work together as design elements within the room, but they'll also perform the intended function too.

Choosing Light Fixtures

So you've decided on the design scheme for the room. When you're choosing light fixtures, avoid picking different fixtures from the same collection.
Maybe the lighting designer has sconces and a chandelier in the same collection. Don't use them both in the same room. It'll lead to a monotonous look and rather than matching, they'll look dull.
Instead, revisit the step above and find fixtures that match in theme, trait, color, or style. You can also use fixtures from the same collection in different rooms! That creates design harmony within the whole space.

Changing Lighting Fixtures

Say you're changing light fixtures within a room, but you're not redecorating the whole space. Try choosing the same type of fixture but in a different material or color.
You could swap a brass chandelier for a wooden one, or glass pendants for brushed steel. It'll give you the effect of a whole new redesign without spending money on new decor.
If you've changed items like rugs or drapes, feel free to choose new light fixture colors to match them. You could also use basic color theory to find complementary shades for an ultra-modern look. Instead of matching lamps to your light fixtures, why not match your fixtures to your lamps?

Let There Be Light

Now you know how to mix and match when you're changing lighting fixtures. Be brave and bold when choosing the styles that work together. You can also pick materials to match other colors and textures within the space. Don't be afraid to have fixtures from different collections or brands.
And remember changing lighting fixtures can be the quickest way to breathe new life into a room. Why not check out our lighting catalog to find the best fixtures for you?
That's all for today!  May sunshine fill your day!  Visit us soon at Stained Glass Panels Plus for your ideas to become reality!

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