How to Mix and Match Lighting Styles
For the last few years, mix and match interior design has risen in popularity.
By combining a variety of colours, finishes and textures, you can create a unique, personalised and highly creative space that feels like home.
If you’re looking to add a touch of something special to your home or you’re renovating or upgrading, it could be the perfect approach to take.
However, as interior designers will tell you, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. You want to create an effortlessly blended style without looking like you’ve gone to the local charity shop and bought whatever was there!
Here are six tips that will help you master mix and match lighting and create an unforgettable space.
1. Use fixtures that have something in common
When choosing lighting fixtures, always ensure that they have something in common such as shape, colour, material or style.
By ensuring that their features blend effortlessly, you’ll help prevent that charity shop look and keep your interior design scheme beautifully cohesive.
2. Layer the light
Highlight the beauty of your room, create a mood and allow for versatility by layering the light throughout the space.
Ensure that you add at least two types of light: ambient and task or accent so you can create depth and warmth whilst ensuring that your room also functions well as a usable space.
You should also be able to control these layers of lighting separately, and switch lighting on and off individually where required.
Dimmer switches are also a great option as they add extra versatility and allow you to adjust your lighting to create the mood you require.
3. Use a focal point
Draw attention to the most beautiful part of the room by adding a focal point.
There’s also a wide variety of styles, colours and finishes available that are sure to suit any design scheme and allow you to make the space your own.
4. Keep it simple
For your lighting to work effectively, you should stick to a few favourite pieces and avoid adding elements from various styles.
This will prevent confusion, chaos and a sense of disruption in the room and allow your unique taste in interior design to shine through.
5. Be brave
Feel free to try a brand new style of lighting when you’re redesigning your room or discover new ways of lighting a space.
Do your research and explore the interior trends and design ideas available, then explore new finishes, textures and colours.
However, do make sure that you’re comfortable with any changes before you make them permanent. If not, you should remove or replace them as soon as you can.
Classic, timeless pieces such as chandeliers are excellent options.
8. Combine finishes
Aim to combine at least two finishes when you’re mixing lighting styles. Again, don’t go too crazy but do experiment to see what works well together.
There’s a wealth of design inspiration and ideas available online that can spark your creativity.
When you’re mixing and matching lighting styles, become mindful and deliberate about what you include. Avoid throwing everything together and instead bring together a few key pieces that bring you joy.
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