How to Coordinate Lighting Fixtures in your Home
Looking for a fun way to make your entire home feel balanced and put together? Start by learning how to coordinate your light fixtures. Making a plan that ensures all your light fixtures are aligned in style and design is not all that tough—and actually pretty fun. Here’s how.
List Fixtures You Need
Go through every room, listing which light fixtures you want to install or replace. Your choices may range from bathroom vanity lights to kitchen and living room pendants or chandeliers. Make a thorough inventory to ensure you get them all.
Figure out the General Style
Determine what style is calling to you. Perhaps you’re a fan of modern or contemporary fixtures. Or maybe you like a rustic or farmhouse style. Whatever it is, narrow it down to a general category.
Select a Finish
While you’re free to mix and match different metal finishes as you wish, the results will look more pulled together if you stick with a single finish. Finish choices typically include:
Bronze or brown tones
Satin nickel or satin chrome
Keep in mind that different manufacturers may have slightly different colorations, even if the colors are listed as the same. Make sure you take a good look at the close-up of the finish before purchasing to assure it will be a good match.
Align the Details and Characteristics
The final step takes a bit of an artistic eye. For the best overall way to coordinate light fixtures, you want to keep an eye on the details and characteristics of each fixture to make sure they align with the others.
Let’s say you select a crystal vanity light for the bathroom. You may want to also incorporate crystal shades in other areas of your home. Or maybe you like fixtures with chunky, square looks, or lean, elegant lines. Selecting similar characteristics delivers the most cohesive look.
An easy way to stay within the same type of look is to find a lighting brand you like and choose fixtures from within a specific collection.
Now that you have the rundown on how to coordinate light fixtures in your home, you’re ready to begin. So make your list and start browsing the selection at Destination Lighting today.