A living room with cushions on a sofa and industrial lighting by Industville

Mix & Match

They say variety is the spice of life. That can apply to our interiors, too!

Often, designers speak about creating coherent and consistent designs that speak to your style. However, this doesn’t mean having a standard interior. By taking pieces from various trends and features, you can create versatile spaces full of character.

In this guide, we look at how our versatile lights can be used to create a wide range of unique interior styles full of luxurious charm.

Interior Synergy

Being creative with your lighting arrangements gives you more opportunities to ensure you achieve a clear style with your interior. There are so many options when it comes to lighting, from retro pendant lighting to smaller wall lights, so finding the perfect one for your style is easier than ever.

As mentioned above, having a clear style is different from having a standard interior. By using a unique combination of lighting and interior fixtures, you can create a clear design full of individuality.

We love how the bedroom below uses our smaller copper pendants in place of more traditional wall lights to create a room with incredible texture and balance, offset by the statement copper flush mount.

A cosy bedroom with copper metal lighting by Industville

Brooklyn Cone Pendant - 7 Inch – Copper, £79, and Brooklyn Flat Flush Mount - 15 Inch – Copper, £89, by Industville (Image Supplied by Mark Watts)

Make a Statement

If you want to create a truly eye-catching interior, combining various elements is a must. Mixing your fixtures is the most effective way of creating standout fixtures that not only provide light for a space but also serve as a statement feature in your interior.

Creating a statement lighting fixture is not as straightforward as throwing your favourite elements together. Consider how different shades, shapes and tones work together and also in your interior style. When it comes to lighting fixtures, you also need to consider how the light will disperse through your design and room.

If you want to experiment with creating a unique lighting fixture, combining single hanging pendants is a great place to start. Try different metal tones, bulbs, spacing and wire heights until you find the perfect style for your space.

Different Lights for Different Purposes

In some spaces, mix and match lighting isn’t just a style choice. Having different light sources is essential to creating an interior that is not only good looking but a joy to be inside.

Large spaces, from kitchens and living rooms to commercial interiors, will all utilise multiple forms of lighting. These are usually divided into three categories:

  • Ambient: Lighting designed to add splashes of light to dark walls or corners.
  • Task: Focused lighting for tasks such as reading.
  • Accent: Soft lighting designed to fill the space, often from above.

While these lights perform different tasks, they must all connect to form a consistent style. Sharing similar features, like colour or tone, can ensure these fixtures tie together and also into the overall interior.

A commercial space with rustic design and industrial lighting by Industville

Brooklyn ES E27 Bulb Holder – Brass, £10, and Brooklyn Step Pendant - 16 Inch – Pewter, £104, by Industville (Image supplied by Co-Living Spaces, Sackville Road)

A Hint of Colour

Mixing your lighting fixtures is a great way to add another element to an interior. If your space needs a bit more life, a different touch can change how you look at your interior.

Many of us often get the itch to transform our interior spaces to create a new, exciting style. However, if you’re changing your style every month, it might be time to look at if you can make more of what you have, first.

The below interior is an excellent example of adding little touches to breathe new life into a space. The interior is clean and modern with minimal colour, but the subtle lighting fixture adds a dash of vibrancy that brings new energy to the room.

Here at Industville, we offer a rewiring service, allowing you to transform the look of your favourite lighting fixtures!

A modern interior with wooden wall carving and colourful lighting by Industville

Sleek Edison Pendant - 1 Wire – Brass, £29, by Industville (Image supplied by Decoy Media)

A New Shade

Lights are perhaps the most versatile element in interior design. Not only can you have different types of lighting, from hanging pendants to wall lights and more, but you can also completely transform how each light looks.

Everything about our lights, from their tones and wires to sizes and bulbs, can be altered to find the perfect fixture. We also offer an incredible range of shades, further allowing you to customise your look.

If you’re not sure which light shade is best for you, why not experiment? A quirky combination of shades can turn a simple fixture into an eye-catching part of your interior design.

Different lighting shades including glass and brass by Industville

Brooklyn 5 Wire Pendant - Brass - Includes Shades, £379, by Industville (Image supplied by Sarah Wright Kitchens Union Mill)

More is More

A lot of interior designs rely on a minimalist approach which promotes using a few eye-catching furnishings for maximum effect. However, when it comes to mix and match, it’s often best to err on the side of excess.

This point is especially true if you’re looking to combine small elements, such as our one wire pendants. Fixtures that can otherwise be lost in large spaces need to be complimented – supported by other lights – or contrasted – left with space to stand out – to ensure their presence is felt in your interior.

What’s great is that adding multiple small fixtures to the space can still work with a minimalist interior. We love the interior design below, which showcases how many small fixtures can be combined to create a larger element that still works with the sleek, modern style of the space.

Multiple hanging globe pendants in a modern, minimalist home interior

The Globe Collection Pendant – Pewter, £69, and The Globe Collection Pendant – Brass, £69, by Industville (Image Supplied by Roy and Sue Aston)

By adopting a mix and match approach to your lighting, you can create eye-catching designs that work with any interior. Our versatile range works with a range of styles, allowing you to be creative with how you bring them into new spaces.

If you’re looking for more lighting inspiration, but sure to check out our Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages, which are full of stunning styles to discover! You can also check out our range for yourself – let your creativity run wild with our extensive range of lighting!

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