Design is in the details! No statement holds more truth than when deciding on the perfect decorative hardware. Selecting the right knobs and pulls can seamlessly transform a space by establishing an elevated and cohesive design.
At Top Knobs, we offer a wide variety of decorative hardware styles, with over 4,500 different options available. From traditional to industrial, there is sure to be a fixture that flawlessly reflects your personal taste. Whether you’re renovating a brand new kitchen or simply refreshing your master bath, we’ve put together our top tips for selecting the right decorative hardware that effortlessly matches your design aesthetic!
Define Your Style
The first step to selecting knobs and pulls to complement your design is to identify the overall style of your space. Is it modern, traditional, industrial or something completely bespoke? Once you determine the tone of your room, choose fixtures that enhance the look! If the atmosphere leans more industrial, you’ll want to focus on knobs and pulls that are edgy and functional. The Top Knobs Find My Style Tool can help to narrow down our wide array of decorative hardware to a small selection that best reflects you.
Expressing yourself in a project isn’t limited to the paint color options – we believe you should have the same opportunity to express yourself through your knobs, pulls and accessories! Our product line is available in over 40 sealed finishes, each with a personality of its own. Select a finish that aligns with the style of your space, Brushed Satin Nickel pairs well with a contemporary vibe while Oil Rubbed Bronze compliments a rustic setting. Click here to view all of our available finishes.
Size (& Color) Matters!
When finalizing your hardware selections, there’s a big factor to consider – your cabinets! You can opt to have decorative hardware that contrasts with the color of your cabinets or blends in. Using dark pieces on light cabinets and vice versa can create a captivating look! Another important factor is selecting fixtures that are proportional to the size of your cabinets. Larger doors and drawers may call for longer pulls, while petite knobs and pulls are more ergonomic for smaller fronts. Read our sizing guide for even more placement tips.
Consistency is Key
Balance between your style and finish choices is important for maintaining a clean and mature design. If you’re playing with multiple types of hardware, such as a mix of knobs and pulls, ensure they all share a common design element like finish or shape. Selecting knobs and pulls in the same collection or series can preserve cohesion in a room. If you’d like to browse our complete product library, click here. Always remember to take into account other design elements in the room, like light fixtures, faucets and appliances. Don’t be intimidated by mixing metals but don’t forget to keep cohesion in your design!
Experiment with Samples
Before settling on your final decision, order samples of the hardware you’re considering. Just like trying on a pair of jeans before you take them home, you’ll want to ensure that your home furnishings are the perfect fit! Testing different decorative hardware options on your cabinets is a good way to see how they feel and look in different lighting, if the finish melds with your other fixtures and if they achieve your desired design! To learn more about our free sample program, click here.