Overcome any design obstacle using these wall sconce tips & tricks.
The creative use of a wall light or sconce can play up the best features of a room. Sconces can easily provide general, task, or accent lighting in all areas of the home.
Avoid shadows: The combination of a bath strip and wall sconces provide ideal lighting in a bathroom. The placement distributes light along the side of the face, top of the head & under the chin.
Create drama through repetition: This hallway photo from Hubbarton Forge shows how the combination of a ceiling fixture & wall sconces can unite a space. Use a series of wall sconces to accentuate the path & create a sense of drama.
Test out the location with a plug fixture: Currey & Co offers the most sophisticated fixtures & many are wired with a plug. It is the perfect solution if you are renting your home or are not ready to commit to a final location. Rhine gold scrollwork is adorned with simple strings of glimmering beads.
Clear the clutter from your nightstand: Replace bedside lamps with a wall light designed for bedtime reading. This fixture from Access Lighting features a 60 watt sconce that can be switched off independently of an adjustable arm with LED light. The arm can direct light onto the page to allow one person to sleep with the other reads. As a rule of thumb, mount the wall fixture 30 inches above the mattress & ensure that the on-off switch is within reach.
Use eco friendly materials to update your home: The Fascination collection from Varaluz features Hand forged frame supports circles of varying sizes that are filled with a variety of shaped Rosettas. It is made with with 70% or greater recycled steel and recycled glass.
Add a bit of sparkle & character: Who doesn’t need a little more bling in their life? The Bling Bling collection from George Kovacs features crystal accents.
Use combination of fixtures from the same collection to unite a space. The Tacoma™ Lighting Collection complements a variety of interior styles. The trestle pendant works well with an elongated dining table.
Shelly One-Light Bath Fixture Use classic forms with rich wall colors. Update a space with deep, rich wall colors. A ceiling fixture in a small bathroom may be sufficient with light colored walls. Wall sconces will “pop” against dark walls & add light back into the space. The Shelly bath collection from Hinkley Lighting is shown in chrome & is also available in brushed nickel. The Hinkley Lighting website features lifestyle images that were taken in private homes that they used as sets to feature their products.
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