Mix and Match: Update Favorite Spaces With This Versatile Design Trend

Great room and kitchen with coffered ceiling, hexagonal tile flooring and white pendants and ceiling fan
Vast ceiling fan and Tre pendants shown. Both offer a sleek design and complement each other well in the same space to create a sophisticated statement.

Guest post logoIn today’s blog post, the team from Progress Lighting provides insight on a very popular home trend that can provide immediate impact in favorite spaces—mixing and matching lighting fixtures within the same space!

Are you planning to refresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of today’s most popular design trends encourage mixing and matching your favorite home accents within the same space.

According to Progress Lighting’s Director of Marketing Communications Jennifer Kis, there is no need to feel limited by fixtures—or even finishes—in one particular collection! “Homeowners today are not content to have the same look, the same finishes, the same collections throughout the house,” said Kis. “They really want to personalize their spaces.”

Dining nook and kitchen island with vintage-looking pedant lights
Tone-on-tone designs and vintage elements in the Archives pendants and Trestle four-light island pendant pair perfectly to customize a lighting design for this beautiful kitchen.

Coordinating complementary pieces creates a cohesive feel to the home. It can also reinforce a unique style because the ultimate outcome is a custom look. Here are a few ways to master the mix-and-match trend.

  1. Mix monochromatic accents: Tone-on-tone designs are very popular in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and living areas. This theme uses a limited color palette and instead relies on patterns and textures to add visual interest to a space. 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.
  2. Design with dual tones: Mixed metals or dual tones are on trend and very popular in home design 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.
  3. 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.
Dining nook and kitchen with center island, chandelier and elegant pendant lights
Geometric elements and two-toned accents in the Cherish chandelier and Swing pendant grouping create a cohesive design for this spacious kitchen.

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