Published at Wednesday, November 07th 2018. by Bernadine Hurst in Sconces.
The sconce is a wall fixture which can be electric or feature candles. Reminiscent of medieval times, however, they were widely used in the XVII century and still are popular choice in lighting fixtures to decorate your wall space, interior and exterior. It is during this time period that lighting experts believe the sconce started to develop as a fashionable piece in additional to being practical. In Italy, a mirrored piece was used behind the sconce to create illumination. It was also the Italians who began to design a more elaborate sconce by adding the sconce to corbels. It was not uncommon for sconces to be large sized at that time, they varied in high from 1‘-5‘. But keep in mind the sconces were featured in large places, such as castles and churches. The sconce of today is usually much smaller and appropriate to the size of the rooms in homes. Architects and interior decorators use sconces to decorate as a staple of their design scheme. The sconce never fails to deliver in creating style and atmosphere.
Candle sconces also differ in size. They typically have a height 15 inches and project 7 inches from the wall. The price of candle sconces may range anywhere from $60 to more than $100. Brass sconces are really a good addition to anyone‘s home. It can be a great heirloom too, which can be passed on from generation to generation.
There many crystal candle sconces available at the marketplace today. And most of them are designed lavishly or simply to match every person‘s lifestyle. Choose according to your preference. When it comes to these pieces of furniture, you are free to get whichever you like. Your own taste for art will be your guide to selecting what is best for you and your home.
Aside from these highly utilitarian uses, sconces mounted on outside walls are simply appealing, accentuating yard features or seating areas and providing a stylistically refined solution for contemporary exterior lighting needs.
Decorating rooms with sconces can embellish the life of any room in the home. Sconces are the perfect fit for adding accent lighting and mood in foyers, bathrooms, hallways, bedrooms, sprucing up negative space and focusing on special elements such as artwork. There is literally no space in the interior or exterior of the home where sconces can’t do magic. Negative space is an area on the wall that doesn’t really contribute any functional view to the room and basically looks sparse. You could add a mirror to this negative space and pair both sides with the accent lighting of sconces and magically this space is no longer "negative". This same decorative look can be accomplished above a master bed or above a fireplace. The decorating possibilities are boundless!
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