Wrought iron is absolutely beautiful, and I like it so much that I have been decorating my home with it for years. Just imagine my delight when I found some lovely metal wall sconces to add to my collection. I liked them so much that I put some in almost every room in my home.
|How to Choose Wall Sconces? : Effect|
|Wall sconces come in many different shapes and sizes to create different effects with light. That's why you should consider what kind of effect you want the light to have on your room. Do you want your room to look bigger, cozier, more balanced? These four types of wall sconces are able to change the look and feel of a room by diffusing and contouring light in their own way.|
|How to Choose Wall Sconces? : Uplight|
|Uplight wall sconces direct light towards the ceiling, creating a wash of lightthatdraws attention upwards. The further down the wall an uplight wall sconce is positioned, the more the light will be able to spread along the upper half of the wall. Uplight sconces are perfect for making the room look larger than it really is.|
These metal sconces come in a variety of unique styles like battery operated, electrical, or even a practical metal candle sconce. With all these different styles available, you will be able to turn just about any room into your home into a work of art.
However, I did run into a slight dilemma in the beginning. A lot of the metal wall sconces that I wanted for my home were a bit pricy. However, I did a little research, and I found a few web sites on-line that sold wrought iron wall sconces and they were more affordable than going to a regular store.
The first place I waned to decorate was my dining room. I chose a couple of electric metal wall sconces to go in there. I placed two of the sconces on either side of the entryway and two more at the back of the room. I also inserted a dimmer switch so I can set the mood while eating, or turn them up all the way when I need full light. After I installed them, they looked absolutely stunning. And even better, they matched my chandelier perfectly.
For my bedroom I decide to go with a more traditional look, so I went with a couple of simple metal wall sconces. However, instead of electrical, I went with candle light sconces. These candle sconces projected a nice soft candle light that is just perfect for relaxing when I need to unwind. I also place some scented candles in them once in a while. This not only gives my room a wonderful ambiance, but it also proved me with a little aromatherapy at the same time.
Upstairs, I have a long boring hallway that need a makeover. So I decided to dress it up a bit. I placed a few hanging metal wall sconces on either side of my upstairs hallway, and I made sure I had enough of these sconces so I could go all the way to the end of my hallway with them.
|How to Choose Wall Sconces? : Downlight|
|To give your walls a downward wash of light, use a downlight sconce that allows light to only escape from the bottom of the fixture. The higher you place this sconce, the more light will be cast down onto the wall. Downlight sconces will ground your space, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere.|
|How to Choose Wall Sconces? : Up/Downlight|
|Up/downlight sconces will give your walls an even wash of light in both directions. Because these types of sconces allow light to shine through the top and bottom of the fixture, they can be positioned according where you want the most light. These sconces will give your room a more balanced feel with its even distribution of light.|
The glass in these sconces that covered the bulbs had a variety of faint colors in them. When I turned them on, they projected a colorful glow all the way down to the end of my hallway. It is an amazing sight to see!
|How to Choose Wall Sconces? : Candle Style/Low Wattage|
|As you can tell from the name, candle wall sconces are meant to resemble original wall sconces that held real wax candles. These types of sconces are usually low-wattage and cast minimal light to give a room an intimate ambiance. Their main function is for aesthetics and decoration, so you won’t want to use them as a main source of light.|