Published at Tuesday, September 24th 2019. by Perceval Fernandez in Wall Sconces.
This pair of very French, industrial-looking sconces, shown above, add both illumination and interest to a living room that is already a mixture of styles and pieces. With their added versatility—they can be positioned in an almost infinite number of ways—they fit right into the décor.
The lights are a little stiff to move but that keeps them in position well. Generally we don’t reposition them because I took special care to install them at the most useful height for us and our needs.
However, if the spot you want to install the sconce is directly above an existing electrical outlet, then I’d suggest using a plug-in wall sconce. These are super easy to install; if you can hang a picture you can install a plug-in sconce!
Wall sconces are as good as those dazzling pendants when it comes to providing task lighting. The key here is to get the placement of the sconces spot on. If you are creating a reading nook right next to the wall, ensure that the illumination of the sconce and the alignment are just right so as to avoid dullness or shadows. Since many modern sconces come with multiple, flexible hands than can be moved around, using them as task lamps becomes even more comfortable.
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.
Perfect lighting is always about using several layers of illumination in the right manner. Flooding the room with too much light destroys the warm, inviting aura of the space. Too little light leads to dullness and ultimately destroys the mood of the room. Using sconces along with pendant and recessed lights is the ideal solution to get the best possible balance. Sconce as ambient lighting fixtures serve well in long corridors and livings spaces with a very high ceiling. They also combine accent lighting with ambient illumination to boost the appeal of the room in more ways than one.
I also was contemplating on whether or not to install the sconces center of the nightstands or closer to the bed. Even though I am all about symmetry, I felt the sconces needed to be closer for a better light angle. I found a tip that recommend to place bedroom wall sconces at least 8 to 10 ft apart. When I measured out 8 ft for our bed, the placement seemed perfect! So that’s what I decided to go with for our lights. Just for a reference, the distance between where the cord cover is mounted on the wall and the edge of our bed is about 7″.
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