Wall Sconces are a beautiful and wonderful option to add the perfect touch inside any home. Find the right style to match your own personal home decor! You'll want one in every room.
The average homeowner's entryway is modest and small in size. Save space and eliminate foyer tables and lamps by installing wall sconces instead. Place them near spots you frequently use in the entryway, like a bench or chair for taking on and off shoes. If there is a staircase within the entry area, make sure it is also well lit so that you or guests are tripping over the landing when they first come in. If you're thinking about putting one next to the door, be sure to check that there's enough clearance for the door to swing open without hitting the sconce.
Hallways usually lack natural lighting from windows, so lighting is essential. If there's already a primary light source already installed overhead, place the wall sconces 8 to 10 feet apart. If not, place them at a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other. As a rule of thumb, sconces for decorative use can be placed farther apart while sconces being installed for practical use need to be closer together.
Add ambient light and create a cozy, friendly atmosphere with wall sconces in the dining room. Try them on either side of the doorway as a visual way to invite guests into the gathering space. For decor styles that use curved or ornate furnishings, use sconces with period style or traditional designs. More modern decor styles that use square and linear shapes pair well with mid-century modern and contemporary wall sconce designs.
Dens and living rooms typically will already have pre-existing lighting such as lamps or a semi-flush fixture overhead, but sconces can be used to illuminate dark corners, near sliding glass doors, or highlight wall decor and art. Consider adding a dimmer switch to them for when you want low lighting while watching television or to set the mood with ambient lighting.
Save more room on your nightstands for more books and a diffuser by getting rid of those lamps and adding wall sconces on either side of your bed.