Often, people are hesitant to mix and match lighting fixtures in their homes, because they’re unsure about the outcome. However, interior design trends like mixing and matching give individuals the power to not only create – but personalize! – their own settings.

Speaking of personalization, why not start with a brand-new custom-built home from Synergy Homes? By going with a new home that’s designed around your needs and wants (not someone else’s), you can live in the way you envision – in the way that’s uniquely you.

When it comes to lighting, according to Progress Lighting’s Director of Product Development, David Peek, there is no need to feel limited by fixtures – or even finishes – in one particular collection. Try the following guidelines regarding mixing materials to navigate the interior design process with confidence:

1. Incorporate Pendant Groupings

Pendant groupings are commonly used in a foyer, over a kitchen island or above a dining room table. These versatile fixtures can be mixed and matched to create a custom cluster design for a statement-making look.

2. Mix Monochromatic Accents

Tone-on-tone designs are very popular in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and living areas. Countertops, cabinets and home accents in varying shades of grays and creams can create a sophisticated statement. These tones pair perfectly with gold, brass or brushed nickel finishes.

3. Design with Dual Tones

Mixed metals or dual tones are very popular interior design trends in homes today. This look can be achieved through mixing fixtures with different – but complementary – finishes.

For example, Progress Lighting offers fixtures that feature finishes with contrasting accents – such as antique bronze and brass, antique bronze and natural brass, or polished nickel with silver ridge – to offer visual interest. More specifically, visual interest in Progress Lighting’s West Village Collection Three-Light Bath & Vanity is provided using a three-spoke design that holds each glass shade. Antique bronze with antique brass accents add touches of mixed metal.

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