5 Simple Steps for Coordinating Lighting Fixtures for Your Home

Nothing accentuates the finer details of your home like exuberant lighting. By strategically coordinating light fixtures around a room, you can create a distinct atmosphere that is both visually and aesthetically appealing. Light fixtures come in many shapes and sizes, which allows them to serve different roles depending on the room. 

The artistic coordination of different fixture styles will exude character and add functionality to the space. In this article, we will discuss the five simple steps to consider when you’re coordinating light fixtures in different areas of your home. We’ll also analyze examples of how these strategies might look when you implement some of Capitol Lighting’s stunning selections in your home.

1. Decide Which Styles and Designs Fit Your Home

One of the best ways to establish a harmonious feeling in your home is by maintaining consistency throughout your interior décor. This includes your lighting fixtures, which should complement your chosen design style, match the color palette, and contribute to the overall ambiance. 

Traditional options include classic, ornate forms that use familiar materials like brass and silver, while contemporary options lean toward geometric shapes and sleek finishes. Transitional and minimalist fixtures easily adapt to dynamic layouts, such as those in mid-century modern or industrial homes, making them a versatile option.


In this airy and refreshing living room, we find the Odyssey 47 Inch 9 Light Chandelier by Troy Lighting. This dazzling fixture was crafted to radiate elegance, and the smoky glass bulbs and warm incandescent glow create a cozy vibe that fits in with the neutral color scheme. Notice the thoughtful coordination that went into combining this modern lighting fixture with this piece of contemporary wall art.

2. Consider Proportions and Overall Balance of Your Lighting

One of the most important concepts when arranging fixtures is adequate light distribution throughout the space. To ensure evenly balanced brightness, identify each fixture’s role in the room. This helps define its purpose while making sure you choose lighting that works for different activities, whether it’s eating, reading, or hosting a holiday party.

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In this alluring at-home bar, you’ll notice four exquisite Arteriors Home Nala Large Pendants suspended gracefully above the seating area. Their configuration offers evenly distributed task lighting to be cast down onto the entire surface, while the teardrop glass shades and brass finish make the sophisticated adornments complementary to the entertainment space.

3. The Art of Layering the Lighting in Your Home

As an extension of interior decoration, coordinating light fixtures across your home is an art form in itself. This is accomplished by using a variety of lighting types, ranging from overhead statement pieces and wall sconces to table lamps and recessed lighting. The key is to add varying forms of task, accent, and ambient fixtures to your room to increase functionality. This also offers design flexibility and can help eliminate shadows or glare.


In this open-concept living room with vaulted ceilings, the Glendale 27 Inch Cage Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting hangs over the bar, while the Pearson 60 Inch 20 Light Chandelier by Capital Lighting Fixture Company floats effortlessly above the seating area. The chandelier’s black iron finish and the pendant’s caged silhouette and sputnik shape make this combination a mid-century modern match made in heaven.

4. Coordinating Different Types of Fixtures

As we noted above, you can never go wrong with the combination of Chandelier lighting and pendant lighting. This is just one example of the many ways you can use two or more types of fixtures to orchestrate a captivating aesthetic. It is also an area in which you can play with more fluid compositions that add interest to your interior design.

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This kitchen is an excellent example of two separate design styles at work, as the Hinkley Lighting Winnie 12 Inch LED Mini Pendant hovers above the island bar while the Antibes 3 Light Chandelier by Currey and Company highlights the dining table. While their forms are quite different, their style, function, and compatible materials allow them to integrate seamlessly.

5. Update Fixtures for a Refreshed Look

One of the easiest ways to ensure your lighting creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that captures guests’ attention is by keeping your fixtures current. You don’t need to switch out all the lighting in your home at once. Strategic updates can make an impact on your interior design.

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The Somerset 15 Inch Large Pendant by Hinkley Lighting in this contemporary kitchen showcases how unique composition and geometric forms combine to exhibit a distinct flare. Etched opal glass sits delicately inside the bronze yoke and ring, appearing modern and vintage at the same time.

If you’re looking for inspiration for coordinating light fixtures to suit your home’s needs, explore Capitol Lighting’s 2024 Catalog. It features a vast selection of styles and designs, available in our showrooms and online.


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