I received an email from a lady by the name of Elizabeth. Elizabeth lives in Mesa, Arizona. She has a Ranch style four bedroom, three and one half bathroom home in the typical Spanish architecture of that region of the southwestern United States.
|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.|
Anyway, she wrote to me saying that she was doing some decorating in two rooms of her home and was looking for some wall decorating suggestions. Elizabeth went on further to say that the rooms that she was about to decorate are the living room and the dining room.
To make things easier for me to understand in regards to the decor and furniture already in these rooms, she sent me pictures of both of the rooms so that I could study them carefully and make my suggestions.
Almost instantly my thoughts went to wall sconce candle holders. There are some beautiful pieces that would add subtle charm to any southwestern decor.
I started with the living room. In this room the carpet is a medium tan. There is a rather large overstuffed dark brown leather couch, a red leather chair and a cloth chair in a southwestern pattern of reds, yellows, greens and golds. Surrounded by the couch and chairs is a large square marble coffee table in a medium dark brown marble swirl.
There is an adobe fireplace in the wall corner in the shape of a cone with the larger part of the cone on the bottom, tapering up the corner if the wall. This fireplace is a medium brown with artful scrolls in dark brown accenting the opening of the fireplace, the large black mantle and the upper half of the cone going up the wall corner.
To the left of the fireplace are windows and a sliding glass door overlooking the desert and mountains in the background. On the right side of the fireplace is a wall with two large unframed Native American oil paintings, one on top of the other. This is due to the lack of wall space because there is a large oak entertainment center covering most of the wall space.
This is all I needed to see. I immediately went to work and found several wall sconce candle holders that would complete this room. My choices were the Varazze Wall Sconce, the Leyanna Mosaic Wall Sconce, the Belleville Wall Sconce or the Meyda Scrolling Wall Sconce. Any one of these wall sconce candle holders would add an awesome feel to Elizabeth’s living room.
Next, I took a look at the pictures of Elizabeth’s dining room. The floor in this room is oak. In the middle of the room is a rustic looking large oak dining room table sitting on a large southwestern style woven rug. Around the table are ten oak chairs with ox blood colored padded leather backs and seats.
There is a large American Indian wall tapestry on the wall opposite the outer wall of the room. Below the tapestry is a long buffet cabinet that matches the table and chairs. The outer wall has two rather large windows with colorful southwestern window treatments. The wall space in between the two large windows is a boulder fireplace going up the entire wall.
It took me only a few minutes before I had some great suggestions for wall sconce candle holders on each side of the tapestry. I came up with three wall sconce candle holders that would enhance the overall look of the room. These choices were the Crossed Arrow Western Wall Sconce Pair, the Rustic Essence Wall Sconce and the Copper Round Sconce Pair. Any of these would add a warm feeling to the room.
So I emailed Elizabeth with my list of wall sconce candle holders for each room.
A few days later I get an email from Elizabeth saying that she loved my suggestions and she decided to buy all of them. She said that it was just too difficult to choose only one set of wall sconce candle holders from my selection, so she got them all. This way she can change them from time to time and keep a fresh new look to these rooms in her home all year round.
|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.|
With so many styles to choose from, wall sconce candle holders are the perfect addition to most any room in your home. These charming wall sconce candle holders will add a pleasant feeling of tranquility to your home environment. Relax, sit back and enjoy the delightful candlelight comfort.
|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.|