People use general and background illumination in all of their rooms, however sometimes this is not enough to give enough light in the space. This is where sconces truly shine. They can be used anywhere where you need extra lighting in the room – or outside of your home.
These are wall mounted light fixtures that can give an ambient lighting as well as accent lighting with ease. They can easily complement any home light accessory including ceiling chandeliers or table and floor lamps, and due to the fact that they are reversible (they can be turned upwards or downwards), they are very versatile and flexible.
Wall sconces can be easily mounted everywhere in the home, and you really need to look hard and deep to find a place where you can’t install a sconce somewhere on the wall. The hallway and the bathroom are typical locations for the sconce lights, however you can also place them in the living room to highlight a piece of art or a painting on the wall, or outdoors to give enough light during the dark cold nights.
It is important to place the sconce about 60 inches from the ground and if you install more than one, they should be at least 6 feet apart from each for best results and most safety at home.
Sconces have a great design and they are available in a lot of different styles that can make them decorative items on their own. If you want to accentuate a corner of your room, you can easily place corner sconces to give accent to that gorgeous and antique piece of furniture. You can also highlight with them picture frames and small decorative statues.
Torchiere sconces have a rather long base that is modeled on the typical torchieres. They offer a soft glow on the very top and these are very decorative lamps to use, however they are not so great for task illumination.
By using various sconces in your home you can easily match any existing furniture with your chosen lighting fixtures. Due to the many different prices, you won’t have to search hard until you come across the perfect piece that will complement your home decor in style.