Published at Tuesday, September 24th 2019. by Perceval Fernandez in Wall Sconces.
Lamps Plus Facebook reader Wanda recently asked us the following: “Please give me some advice about hanging wall sconces above an electrical outlet. Do I have to knock a hole in the wall to attach electricity between the sconce and the outlet?”
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.
So now that you know about my sconces, lets talk about where to install them. A great way to decide on placement is to get into bed and assume your normal reading position. Then measure from the floor up to a few inches above the shoulder. This measurement will tell you how high the bottom of the shade should be positioned. Chris and I took turns doing this to make sure the height would be a good fit for both of us and still be symmetrical. We decided on about 50″ from the floor, which puts them roughly about 4-5″ above our shoulders.
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!
Wall Sconces are great due in large part to their overall versatility. Decorate with such a piece will add personality to your décor. As we know, illumination is a crucial element for any interior design scheme. Well-executed lighting can jazz up a splash of chic and enhance the ambiance of your interior.
The trick to adding glamour to a bathroom space is simple: pair a modern wall mirror that suits the style of your home with a set of contemporary sconces flanking the mirror and you’ll achieve a fresh and fabulous look. Great bath lighting makes all the difference.
Are you looking to add a touch of romance, elegance and dazzling beauty to your home? Nothing enlivens a dull and dreary room like perfect lighting. While lighting is often overlooked by most amateur designers and homeowners, it is the one defining factor that makes or breaks the look of an interior. And today we shine a spotlight on one lighting fixture that is as versatile and far more resourceful than even the ever-popular pendant lamp! Wall sconces offer the perfect balance between form and functionality while demanding very little.
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