Wall sconces for the living room play a key role in providing the needed lighting to make the living room functional and inviting. Try a flush mount wall sconce above a fireplace or flank a large mirror with a pair. Wall sconces also work great for illuminating bookshelves—in a traditional design environment, try a candle sconce.
Is there anything that looks better than hallway walls washed with the light from multiple well-spaced wall sconces? Look to provide ambient and accent light to this important artery of your home with decorative wall sconces for the hallway: think flush mount, lantern, and wallchiere varieties. The hall is one of those spaces that your guests won’t expect to be wowed by, so surprise them.
The entry to your home is a key area for making a first impression and the lighting you choose here sets the tone. Use wall sconces, like flush mounts, to do the heavy lifting and add accent lighting as needed. This is a great area to try out easy-to-install battery-operated wall sconces and plug-in wall sconces.
When you’re trying to create the ideal sanctuary for R&R, wall sconces for the bedroom help you design the perfect ambiance. Use them to not only set the mood, but also to highlight architectural features and bedroom décor, and add functionality. Swing arm sconces next to the bed work particularly well for reading.
A key contributor to a layered lighting effect within the bath environment is vanity lighting. Use wall sconces next to the mirror to banish that pesky shadow that overhead lights tend to cast. Be sure to choose a wall sconce rated for damp/wet environments.
Now that you have a much better idea about wall sconces, including their functionality in various rooms and installation requirements, you’re ready to start looking for the sconces that will best satisfy the needs of your home.