Should light fixtures match hardware?
There are a lot of opinions out there regarding these rules. And, of course, everyone has an opinion.
However, if you look carefully at high end design — at successful and beautiful projects published on the glossy covers of magazines, and the work of our most celebrated interior designers — you will notice what I’m going to talk about today:
You do not have to match your lighting metal finish with everything else in the room.
Personally, I rarely look at lighting as purely functional in a space, as something that should blend in.
Most times it’s the jewelry. That’s what helps telegraph the style. That’s what makes the statement.
OR... It can even be the art.
While there are many instances where the metal finish on a light fixture needs to match everything else, there are even more instances when it shouldn’t. So don’t feel forced into matching when choosing a metal finish for your special decorative light fixtures.
Treat them like the art.
Let them stand out.
Let them have their own identity.
Don’t let them blend in with everything else in the room.
Don’t be afraid to let them go rogue.