Published at Sunday, September 23rd 2018. by Bertha Emerson in Sconces.
Most externally placed sconces utilize a single light bulb. A number of them have a half-moon shaped lid that shields the bulb from view and imparts an upward shaft of light on the exterior walls. There are also wall sconces that have a full-cover opaque lens that renders a moon-glow effect, with the light dispersing around the fixture. From traditionally ornate designs to sleek-lined simple motifs, there is a range of styles available in the market. You can find them nowadays in various art deco style, rustic or contemporary and modern. There are even some with a shape of a leaf, which are really elegant to look at.
Another great choice could be to use iron candle wall sconces, available in many sizes and designs it will be easy to choose the pair of sconces that provide the look to any room of choice. One might choose larger pairs to cover large walls and smaller pairs for walls that are not so large. Placing a beautiful picture on the wall and them embellishing it with their choice of iron candle sconces will change a plain wall into a wall that is beautiful.
The Mission Style: Craftsman wall sconces have a distinct basic style with strong structure, clean lines, and organic materials such as mica, wood, and copper. It focuses on a handmade look in contract to a factory reproduction. The Mission style emerged from the Arts and Crafts period and is still quite popular today. This style has primitive, plain lines and usually displays darker, warmer finishes.
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.
In the early days of before electricity a candle wall sconce was typically the lighting in a home. Now they are used just about in every space in home. Including outdoor wall sconces that accent the exterior of your home. Exterior wall sconces are a little different from interior wall sconces. Because they are typically all sealed up to protect them from the elements. But they still serve the same great function of the interior lighting fixture.
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