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How to Choose the Perfect Wall Sconces for your Home.
The term “sconce” implies an ornamental
bracket fixed to the wall with an electric light or candle. Don't think
of a french pastry,
have been used to light hallways and for general lighting purposes since
its inception. Wall sconces can be used to suit the personal taste and
décor of any room such as: hallways, bedrooms, stairways, dining rooms,
living rooms and bathrooms. Wall sconces are also used in commercial
spaces such as: museums, art galleries, trade show exhibits, offices,
restaurants, taverns, hotel rooms etc.
Wall sconces are available in different
varieties that suit personal tastes and your budget. They can also be
used in a wide variety of styles that can have a lasting impact on your
room. For example:
• The wall sconce can be used as a single
enhancement or with pendant lights, chandeliers or flush mount lighting.
• The wall sconce can also be used with
candlestick lights to add drama to your interior settings
• You can also coordinate the pendant lights
with the wall sconces to maximize the lighting effect.
Wall sconces are generally placed at a height
of 66in-72in above floor level. If wall sconces are used in a hallway,
they are ideally spaced 8ft-10ft apart such that they face each other on
Some key aspects that you must consider
before purchasing a wall sconce are:
• Evaluate the exact space to be illuminated
• The type of room ( hallway, patio, office
• Select a style that can enhance the
placement of the wall sconces
• Color coordination with walls
It is advisable to conduct ample research
when deciding a wall sconce. You can check with the local dealer and
also compare price and quality with another dealer before deciding.
Choosing an ALA Certified Lighting Specialist can also help decide the
best style and function suitable to your space and lighting requirement.
It is also important to buy only quality wall sconces because you are
taking a lot of effort in matching the wall and room accessories and if
your coordinated wall sconce does not last long, it will be a wasted
Steve Brielmaier – Lighting and Lamp Design
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