Is eclectic lighting style okay?

CurlyElleOctober 23, 2011

I just purchased a home built in the late 1950s. My style is pretty traditional and classic, which a touch of transitional, arts-and-crafts, and mission.

However, I'm finding myself being completely scattered when it comes to lighting choices.

I like mason jars with lightbulbs in them. I like mission pendants. I like sparkly chandeleirs.

How bad of an idea is it to mix and match lighting styles throughout a house? We'll be there for a while, but I'm keeping resale in mind.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

imo, I would use the style(s) that best match my needs/ fancies/ whims and enjoy the home.

Before selling, I would consult with a trusted realtor (or 2) and make the minimal changes necessary.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 8:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You should design your house the way that you like because you are living there. Having more than one lighting style in various rooms is fine and actually makes a lot of sense IF the remaining furnishings in that room also go with it. For example I would not mix late 1950's modern monofilament lighting with arts and crafts furniture. Crystal chandeliers are pretty versatile and go with about any style furniture except the starkly modern.

You may want to engage the services of an interior decorator if you find it hard to stay with a theme in one room.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2011 at 11:47AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Entry light for awkward design
What should we do for a light at the front door? It...
Recessed Lighting Layout for Kitchen
Hi, everyone. I know this is asked all the time, but...
i found this on ebay
its a led strap very nice anf beautiful Specifications: Ø...
Ran Peretz
T24 compliant, 4" LED recessed light options
We are looking for a sub $100 4" LED recessed...
Sponsored Products
5 in. White ShowerTrim w/Clear Fresnel Glass
Tay Tay Bronze LED Mini Pendant with Dome Canopy and Carrera Glass
$324.00 | Bellacor
Hudson Valley Odessa Transitional Mini Pendant
Black Harp Dale Tiffany Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Crystorama Victoria Chandelier - 40W in. Dark Rust - 4928-DR
Harwich Burnished Bronze 10-Inch Outdoor Pendant
$84.00 | Bellacor
Jesco Zeb 4 3/4" Wide Black Striped Glass Mini Pendant
Lamps Plus
Outdoor Lighting. Outdoor Green Round Solar LED Stepping Stone Lights (3-Pack)
$59.87 | Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™