Design Ideas for Sconces
May 23, 2008 | by Wendy Weinert
Sconces are an excellent way to complement your design scheme. Wall sconce design has come a long way and Bellacor has one of the largest selections available online. With our medley of styles, finishes, sizes and prices, we are confident you will find the perfect lighting solution for your space.
Today’s top designers aren’t afraid to get creative and give you permission to mix it up a little. It’s no longer taboo to play with color and we can even mix materials for interest. Wood and iron? Yes. Stainless and stone? Absolutely. No more boring spaces!
Rooms are initially designed with a feeling in mind. Choose a sconce that will complement that feeling but accomplish the lighting goal as well. Sconces are perfect for pulling together any style by adding visual interest, color and function to a space.
Some things to consider when choosing a sconce:
Where will the sconce be placed? If the sconce will be in a stairway or an area you will be looking up or down at the light, consider a closed sconce to prevent glare.
How much light do you need? Determine if you want the ambiance of soft light or the cool look fluorescent lights can bring. Types of bulbs vary and you may even need to consider compliancy issues such as Title 24 or ADA. Bellacor conveniently lists all this information for you in the details area for each sconce.
What mood are you trying to create? Vibrant? Take a look at a sleek contemporary sconce. Serene? Our asian-inspired sconces are a nice approach. Want guests to be surrounded by nature? Our stone or rustic sconces will bring the outside in. Formal? An ornamental crystal sconce brings sophistication to a room.
How will the sconce be installed? If you do not have access to the proper tools or a professional to install your sconce, a plug-in sconce is the perfect choice.
Bellacor understands shopping for sconces can be overwhelming with the many options available and we want to help you make an informed decision. We organize our sconces by style, type, finish and price to help you get started. As you browse each sconce, you will then find descriptions and details, dimension and wattage capabilities, and up to date stock and shipping information.