Published at Tuesday, September 24th 2019. by Leclerc Charpentier in Wall Sconces.
The wall sconce originated from the Tiki torches and the old burning torches that were hung on the walls in medieval times. Obviously, modern sconces have come a long way from being raging fire balls on a stick! And one of the most popular ways to use sconces is as accent lighting. Whether you wish to highlight a lovely work of art or you wish to turn an architectural feature into the focal point of the room, sconces get the task done with effortless elegance. Most often, twin sconces flanking the feature you wish to highlight lend visual balance to the room.
Many builders in non-custom homes install frameless mirrors the width of the vanity because it is easy and inexpensive to do so but the look can leave a bathroom feeling far too ordinary without the shapes or accents that differentiate the space.
These sconces are not hardwired, we have them plugged into outlets that are located behind the bed nightstands. The wall sconce cords are covered with matching bronze covers that came with the lights. I thought about hiring an electrician to create a couple of light access points so we could have the cordless look. But decided against it for two reasons; cost and freedom. If I wanted to rotate the bed to another wall…the sconces would not be coming along. But with the cord option, they can be placed anywhere!
You need that soft ambiance for a late night reading sessions. Or to quickly grab something off the nightstand. Or maybe even to see which kid is standing at your bedside in the middle of the night. Plus having the lighting on the wall frees up precious space on the night stand.
Using a pair of sconces fairly close together, on both sides of a mirror or a mantel, can add a touch of formality to your room. You can reinforce this symmetry with a second pair of sconces on the opposite wall. Center a single sconce over a serving or decorative side table on which candlesticks, vases and other accessories are arranged symmetrically. Place sconces on either side of a window to balance out the loss of daylight. Create a table vignette under a dramatically shaded sconce; let the pool of light illuminate flowers too tall for the table, a painted ceramic bowl or pitcher or an antique china tureen, whose colors were the key to the room`s color scheme.
All you do is attach them to the wall, much as you would hang a photo or art piece, and plug them in. That’s it! You can dress the hanging cord up with a cord cover for a fancier look, but there’s no electrical work needed.
The hardwired sconces offer a more finished look, but for seating areas or around a bed, the plug-in wall sconces look great and offer an easy style fix. And, they come in a wide range of looks.
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