Published at Thursday, November 08th 2018. by Nannie Pugh 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.
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.
There are a number of nice designs that you can choose from when shopping for brass candle sconces. They may come in one-arm bulb sconce or with two bulbs. If you want the old vintage look, you can purchase colonial style sconces. They are made from solid brass and are great to be placed in the wall. Aside from being a wall decor, they are also functional in creating vibrancy and light inside your home.
Sconces may either provide overall lighting or complement existing illumination. If used properly, wall sconces can give your home the stunning effect you desire and can be a beautiful addition to any style of decor. In addition, externally placed outdoor sconces provide homeowners with some semblance of security:
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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