There is nothing like a good home to go to in the evening and nothing really accentuates the goodness of a home than proper lighting. Wall sconces are for aesthetically minded people who like to give the rooms and hallways a touch of the rustic look. But generally, the purpose of wall scones is to provide lighting for hallways, the lobby and other rooms, while fixed to the walls – as opposed to other lights suspended from the ceiling.
|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.|
If your home interior has got wonderful architecture, then my bet is that you will want to accentuate it as much as possible so that your guests do not miss it. Another thing is that if you have excellent paintings on the walls of your sitting room, you want the guests’ attention to be drawn to them and therefore the smart thing is to buy wall sconces and fix them right there next to the painting.
Sometimes there might be slight defects with the architecture, the walls and the paint. You do not want your guests to see that and therefore you would just have to move the sconce away from that point. Light draws attention and therefore when you place your sconce away from the defective area it will downplay the bad side of your architecture.
There are many types of wall sconce and the choice will be yours. For older stone houses, the most compatible variety of wall mounted sconces is made of bronze. This will give your hallways the kind of rustic look that matches so well with the interior decor of Victorian houses.
If you are really artistic and still think that the Victorian era should have remained, then what you need is a candelabra. Just cast a dim candle glow all along your hallway, and go down memory lane, remembering the good old times. The candelabra can be of bronze, wrought iron, even silver if you can find it.
Today, you do not have to go for that Tudor wall sconce from ancient England if you have no love for anything ancient. All you have to do is to locate a unique wall sconce that is a combination of the ancient and the modern. These are many, as manufacturers have realized that there is still a lot of love for the wall hung sconce that is a tad more modern.
If you want to use your wall sconces for the purpose of lighting only, then perhaps you should consider painting your walls white, because white will reflect the light all over, brightly. Note that wall mounted sconce lights are dimmer in quality compared to other types of lighting.
|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 best thing yet is that wall sconces are not a domain of the interior of the home only, but they can be used for outside wall lighting where they cast a dim light that would be good for your garden at night. Just think lighting, because that is what the wall sconce is all about.
|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.|