Short answer: maybe?
As with all design choices you make in your home, the answer to this question certainly comes down to personal preference. If you want crazy, mix-matched fixtures all over your home…well, you do you. However, if you’re here for some legitimate design advice, we can also help with that.
For most homes, you don’t have to worry about matching finishes from room to room. For instance, if you have silver kitchen fixtures, it’s perfectly fine to have a bronze faucet in your upstairs bathroom.
But what about mixing the finishes of your fixtures in just your bathroom or just your kitchen? While conventional advice would be to tie a room together as best you can with matching finishes, it’s not a hard and fast rule. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to change it up with finishes that don’t match.
Perhaps you’re renovating your bathroom, but you can’t find fixtures that match. This is a common problem if you’re redoing a portion of a room with older fixtures. Let’s say you really like the drawer pulls on your bathroom cabinet, but they don’t match the new faucet you’re dying to have. If you think the two different finishes look good together — well, then there’s no reason to not go with what you want!
Here’s a handy list of questions you can ask yourself to determine if mixing fixture finishes is the right choice for you:
- How does the big picture work? Avoid zeroing in on the individual pieces and consider the sum of all the parts.
- Do the finishes you’ve chosen complement each other? In many cases, it’s better to choose two completely different finishes than two that are close, but don’t quite match.
- Do you like it? This is the most important question of them all. You’re the one who has to live there, so your satisfaction is key.
Luckily, when it comes to the finish of your mirror frame, you can find options to suit all kinds of bathroom styles — whether matching or mismatching is your thing.