Matching fixtures in hall and bathroom

woody_2010January 26, 2011

I have a bathroom at the end of a long hall. The bathroom door should stay closed, but often it is open. I have a polished nickel schoolhouse ceiling fixture in my newly renovated bathroom. The question is: would it look odd, or nice, to have two similar fixtures in the hall that leads to the bathroom, but in a different metal finish (say, antique brass instead of nickel), a slightly larger size glass shade (10 inches instead of 8 inches), and on pendants rather than semi-flushmount (because of higher ceiling). I can't figure out whether the similarity would be pleasing, or whether it will just look like I tried to match and couldn't.

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Something like this is pretty subjective. I won't even try to answer this because of that (and also because my approach to lighting is much more utilitarian than most folks').

You are the one who will live with it. My best suggestion is to try it and see how YOU like it. That's what counts.

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