Decorating & Furniture/Bathroom Fixtures


We are trying to update our master bath on a budget.  The big question:  Can you mix fixture finishes?  I would like to change our towel bars, lighting and sink fixtures to oil-rubbed bronze.  The walk-in shower and tub hardware are chrome and we don't want to spend that much at this time.  The alternative is using brushed nickel instead.  

Thanks for writing and for your question.  If you're the kind of person who must have everything "match" then you'll be unhappy with mixing the finishes.  If you don't mind mixing and matching, then you'll be fine with the oil rubbed finish along with the stainless/chrome.  

Bottom line - there are no rules about this.  It's up to your own good taste!


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