Published at Monday, September 24th 2018. by Suzette Finley 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.
Swing Arm/ Directional Wall Sconce: This style is the most practical design of wall sconce, where a swing arm sconce can be paired on either side of a bed. One of the more popular functions of ˝task lighting˝ and making it fun to read in bed. Directional wall sconces are also are a great way to highlight areas and elements of interest in a room.
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.
Exterior Wall Sconces are a beautiful addition to any home. Their origins go back as far as medieval times when people would have lights hanging in caves and dark tunnels. And that's essentially what a sconce is. It's a light fixture that attaches to a wall.
Normally they are not super bright. They are just subtle and give off just enough light to add a little accent here and there and to provide just enough light to see where one's going. So maybe today you walk around the side of your house on a path you‘ve created, but at night you stumble through the dark trying to get to your backyard!
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