Published at Tuesday, 24 September 2019. Wall Sconces. By Perceval Fernandez.
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.
Our bedroom has a pair of the Hudson Valley Roslyn adjustable arm wall sconces in bronze. They can rotate 180 degrees from side to side and the shades can be adjusted upward or downwards.
In the absence of specific features to be highlighted, like a framed picture, a mirror or an archway, place sconces eight-to-10 feet apart, creating a continuous band of soft, diffused light along a wall or around the room. Place sconces closer together, as needed, above a fireplace or on both sides of a mirror. Place them farther apart if they are to function singly. You might center a single sconce over a buffet on one wall and place two in the corners of the opposite wall, 15 feet or more apart. Especially for curved- or half-round-shaded sconces, do the glare test from a variety of directions.
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