Published at Wednesday, September 25th 2019. by Prewitt Nicolas in Wall Sconces.
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.
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.
One of my favorite interior design styles is industrial, and wall sconce light fixtures are a décor feature that is always intriguing—so I thought, why not combine the two and show you how to bring industrial wall sconces into any room of the house? Rest assured, you don’t have to use industrial style throughout the room if it’s not your thing. These pieces mix well with any interior décor.
When it comes to sconces, it is not just the light that makes a difference, but also the shadows. So, make sure that the direction of the light and its pattern are appropriate for your home. Some sconces offer interesting shapes and dramatic shadows that make a big impact on the overall appearance of the room.
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″.
Suggested placement heights range from 60-to-72 inches above the floor. For a room with 8-foot ceilings, place sconces between 60 and 66 inches high; place them 66-to-72 inches high in rooms with ceilings over 9 feet. In some rooms, like the living room or den, it may be helpful to position sconces roughly halfway between floor and ceiling, so that some of the light can assist with reading or other visually based activities. In the dining room, your primary goals are to enhance room light while keeping glare out of diners` eyes. Make a cardboard template of the sconce you plan to use, tape a small flashlight to the back and ask a friend to hold template where you plan to mount it. Sitting down, you can spot and correct glare problems immediately.
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.
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