Introducing new hardware into your home can be a challenge and, frankly, intimidating conquest. Not only does it have to match and be aesthetically pleasing, but it also needs to be functional! If you’re nervous about installing hardware that won’t compliment your home or style, fear not. Here are some tips that will help you pick hardware that is perfect for you and your home.
Style – The first thing you need to keep in mind while hardware shopping is your style. Is the room you’re replacing rustic? Is it classic and timeless? Is it modern? These are things you should know before you start looking for replacement hardware, and if you decorated your home yourself, we’re sure you know what your style is. No matter. Sometimes, preferences change, so before you decide to change the theme of a room, make sure that replacement hardware matches your existing style.
Consistency – If you’re going to branch out and choose hardware that does not match your style, just make sure you are consistent with it. If you’re going to make a statement with mix-matched hardware, make it big and don’t hold back. If you install vintage hardware in a modern room, people are going to notice. However, if you do it right, the new look will look not only intentional but trendy as well.
Function – Whatever you do, do not trade function for style. We know you want the most beautiful, unique hardware replacements you can find; however, you don’t want to install them just to find out they’re not a good fit for your home. If a certain handle style is going to annoy you every time you touch it, don’t buy it. If a delicate hinge isn’t going to hold up against the abuse of your children, don’t waste your money. You’ll be better off with hardware that is going to last than hardware that is beautiful but useless.