Wall Sconces for Foyers and Entryways
What better way to make a glowing first impression than with a fashionably lit wall sconce in your entryway? Most foyers and entryways are small so adding stylish, on-the-wall lighting is a good idea.
For a balanced look, match the size of your wall sconce to the dimensions of your foyer or entrance. A large, open entryway looks great with an over-sized design, while a smaller entryway is better suited to a small or petite wall sconce. Place a wall sconce near frequented spots such as a foyer table, or a sitting bench for removing shoes. If your entry has a staircase, install wall sconces to light up the stairs and landing. Beyond the decorative aesthetics, it’s important for safe stair climbing.
Pro Tip: Add a wall sconce next to the front door to serve as a warm greeting for guests. But make sure to check the ‘swing’ of your front door– the place where the door meets the wall. Hang wall sconces away from the door’s path.
Dining Room Wall Sconces
Have fun in your dining room by choosing a futuristic, bold, or unexpected design. Your sconces will be a sparkling conversation piece at your next dinner party.
When choosing wall sconces, keep the design of your dining furniture and furnishings in mind. Furnishings with curved or ornate lines pair well with traditional or period-style wall sconces. Furnishings with a linear or square shape marry well with contemporary or mid-century modern styles.
Uplight wall sconces are the traditional choice for dining rooms because they throw ambient light upward and along the ceiling, creating an intimate mood.
Pro Tip: Well-appointed wall sconces on each side of the doorway look welcoming and light the way to the gathering space around the table.