Meet Your Match – How to Match Your Lights

How to Tie your Open Concept Floor Plan Together with Lighting

When you first move in to your new home, you can easily be overwhelmed with all of the new possibilities of home décor now open to you. One of the many things on your to do list will be to update your lighting. Often times we move in and are left with the little pig tail hanging out of the ceiling and while this can be frustrating, don’t let it get you down! Take advantage of this lighting no-no and get into your closest lighting store to update your new home!

Nowadays the open concept floor plan allows for the kitchen, dining room and living room all to be seen through one viewpoint. With this open concept you can easily view your kitchen pendants, dining room chandelier and living room lights. Now this can be a little intimidating to keep all of our décor seamless and elegant all the way through. However, have no fear – we are here to help!

The best way to navigate your lighting choices in the era of open-concept is to decide on a finish/material, style, or shape to unite your lighting fixtures. Let’s start with the easiest one on this list.

Finish/Material
Matching finish or materials is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your home has a seamless transition between rooms. For example, hanging Z-Lite’s Iuka 16” Pendant in Brushed Nickel along your kitchen island in sight of Z-Lite’s Meshsmith 12” Flush Mount in Brushed Nickel in the hallway would make a fabulous pairing. The Brushed Nickel finish of both of these fixtures allow for them to easily work together to compliment your home décor. The additional mesh detailing allows these items the same industrial styling to be paired together.


Style
Pairing fixtures in the same style always for your personality to shine through your lighting choices. Using Z-Lite’s 6-Light Troubadour Chandelier as your foyer’s grand entrance piece could be nicely complimented in your dining room with Z-Lite’s 6-Light Linear Gantt Pendant.


Shape
Using shape to guide your lighting choices can allow you to bring a new layer of depth to your decorating. For example Z-Lite’s Moundou 20” Pendant in Bronze  pairs beautifully with Z-Lite’s 13” Mason Pendant in Chrome. The oval shape of both lights allows for the spacious design of this room to be brought to light.