You may ask, “How do I best use wall sconces?” By rule of thumb, wall sconces are usually placed at eye level, 60”- 72” above the floor. Hung in series, like down a hallway, they are commonly placed approximately six feet apart. However, you can break these rules.
Wall sconces are an ideal way to frame and accentuate all of your favorite features in your home. Use them to enhance architectural elements and create a dynamic aesthetic. For example, wall sconces are an amazing way to highlight high ceilings and create wall washing effects. Consider flanking artwork, mirrors, windows, door arches, or even your outdoor garage with the use of wall lighting on either side.
Sconces give you the ability to lighten dark areas of larger rooms and the advantage to go vertical. For example, if there’s a corner of your living room that doesn’t receive enough light, placing a sconce there would be brilliant.
Another visually gratifying way to use sconces is by placing them in series. Hotel corridors are always lined with an array of wall sconces to brighten and add style. Wall lighting is also a great way to break up a long wall or large open space. And your stairway wouldn’t be complete or safe without wall sconces lighting the way. Their functionality is endless.
Lighting builds mood and atmosphere. Every good designer knows this and uses layers of light to create ambiance. Wall sconces create inviting entries, indoors and out. You can combine different fixture types like a drop pendant or chandelier in the foyer or entryway with a sconce placed on an adjacent wall to make the space feel welcoming.
Ceramic wall sconces can make your outdoor area feel more lively and functional for entertaining. Perhaps you have posts or columns, or even a barbeque area you want to feature; Sconces will aid its presentation.
Having wall sconces provides a great opportunity as well for properties with specialty areas: game rooms, bathrooms, vanity lighting, bedrooms, and the list goes on. Of course, you can’t have a home theater without scones! Aside from curb appeal, sconce lighting will also create a safer environment for your home at night.
There are infinite ways to use A19 wall sconces. For more tips, contact us.