Matte Fixtures & Existing Decor

Matte Fixtures & Existing Decor

Apr 18th 2022 Staff

You may be thinking about adding matte finished fixtures to your home or office space. You've been reading about the timeless beauty of matte finishes and how they can truly make your space pop, and you'd like to try them out for yourself. But you may be stumped as to where to begin. Luckily, you have a valuable resource in Melbourne with the lighting specialists at The House of Lights and Home Accents. Our team boasts more than 50 years of experience and can help you every step of the way. Below, we'll offer some great tips on how to coordinate matte finished fixtures with your existing decor for great variety and beauty. Stop by our 10,000 square foot lighting showroom today!

Decide On Primary or Secondary Finish

Mixing finishes is often recommended, as it adds interest and vitality to your Melbourne home or office space. It adds depth and character that a room with all the same finish simply cannot. This is good news if you don't want to replace your entire space's fixtures. However, you should decide on if the matte finished fixtures will be your primary or secondary finish. If you have about a 50/50 split, the space can begin to feel chaotic and unorganized because you don't know which way to lean. Thus, if you want your matte finish to be primary, switch out multiple fixtures to make it so.

Make Sure Your Finishes are Complementary

You probably know something is off in a space, but may not be able to pinpoint it. It could be that the metals and finishes in a space just don't compliment each other. In that case, they are then competing for attention and dominance, masking the feeling you are supposed to have in a space. When choosing matte finished fixtures for your Melbourne home or office space, try to stick to only two and make sure they complement each other. If you are unsure, reach out to one of our lighting specialists for advice today.

Design Your Indoor Space for What You Like

People sometimes make the mistake of choosing design elements based on what they think others would like. While this often leads to dazzling indoor and outdoor spaces and designs, it may not quite be what you like. And since you are the one who lives in and/or uses the space primarily, you should choose elements that speak to you. Thus, if you love bright colors, paint your space a bold yellow and add black matte finishes to tone it down.

Pepper Can Be Better Than Blocky

You may be tempted to purchase a matte finish sink, pendant lighting, faucet, or finish your cabinets in matte, and maybe even add a matte finished floor lamp to boot. However, by distributing your finishes around your space similar to peppering a meal, you'll generate more interest and leave a better taste in your mouth. Too much of one finish can segment a space and create distance, a feeling you probably don't want to convey to occupants.

If You Are Unsure Go for Less to Start

If you are unsure if you'll like a certain matte finish or if it will go with your existing decor, then start off small. Instead of replacing your entire kitchen countertops in a matte finish, try out the kitchen faucet instead. Add a standing lamp with a matte finish that can be tucked away in a corner and see how you like it. It's always best to be conservative with changes rather than go all-in and you end up not liking it down the road.


When you shop The House of Lights and Home Accents in Melbourne, you'll love what you discover behind our doors. We offer thousands of light selections both in store and online to suit your needs. From matte finished fixtures to copper, gold, chrome, and more, we've got your needs covered. Our expert lighting specialists can help you narrow down your top favorites and advise on what will look good in a space.

Our mission is to make your home or office a space you love to be in, one that makes you feel at home and comfortable, and one that inspires. We offer comprehensive lighting services, including lighting delivery and installation, in order to make your lighting needs as easy as can be. Stop by our 10,000 sq foot lighting showroom in Melbourne to get started today!

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