Wall sconces are an effective way of introducing more lighting into a room and accentuating a fireplace or a picture, by hanging the sconces on either side.
Sconces also come in some very unusual and stunning designs which make them a very decorative indoor light fixture.
|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.|
Wall sconces are not recommended for task lighting because they are fixed higher up on the wall and don’t have an adjustable fixture which can be modified to suit someone who requires lighting to carry out a particular task.
Therefore, using wall lighting is really a decorative way of adding to the aesthetics of your home decor and to provide a little ambient lighting to your room.
The following are a few tips to enhance the lighting and decor of your home with appropriate use of wall sconces:
Proper lighting is important in the bathroom and wall sconces can help with adding more light to fixtures such as the wall mirror. Halogen bulbs provide superior lighting and come closest to that of natural sunlight. Therefore, use of halogen bulbs is advised wherever possible. In larger bathrooms, wall sconces on either side of the mirror need a complimentary ceiling fixture to avoid unnecessary shadows and uneven lighting.
Dining rooms are often made more inviting with chandeliers, pendants, or other forms of fixtures on the ceilings. These delicate and pretty fixtures light up the dining table but they form shadows in the outer edges. Wall sconces fit your bill perfectly when it comes to providing the extra touch in your dining room.
They can add the right amount of understated light to walls in your dining room and in effect make the whole room appear cosy instead of dark and dingy on the edges.
The additional lighting at the right place adds the finesse that is vital for elegant dining.
The living room should be well lit to create the right mood and setting for your relaxation room. Places where your ceiling fixtures cast shadows make them up with appropriate wall sconces. If you want your antique fireplace to be the center of attraction, fit wall sconces on both side of the mantelpiece to draw attention to this.
You don’t necessarily need a fireplace to impress your guests. There may be other decorative pieces, such as a picture that you can highlight and placing wall lights either side is a way of drawing attention to this. You can of course also use picture lights.
Hallways are known to be the dark alleys of the house. Here, a hanging pendant light won’t reach the longer lengths of the hallway and fluorescent tubes are too stark and perhaps a little clinical. Therefore, using wall lights here can transform your hallway into a bright and well lit area.
The above mentions only a few rooms of the house where wall sconces can be used to change the look of the rooms. They can be used in every room of the house, thus re-defining your house entirely.
|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.|
Wall sconces are one of the best and the most used methods to prove and enhance your sense of aesthetics and sophistication. These days you can easily find unique wall sconce light fixtures available in a huge number of designs and patterns and sizes.
|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.|