Published at Thursday, November 15th 2018. by Kasey Munoz in Sconces.
The first place I waned to decorate was my dining room. I chose a couple of electric metal wall sconces to go in there. I placed two of the sconces on either side of the entryway and two more at the back of the room. I also inserted a dimmer switch so I can set the mood while eating, or turn them up all the way when I need full light. After I installed them, they looked absolutely stunning. And even better, they matched my chandelier perfectly.
For a camp or a country home, one might choose an iron sconce that is embellished with pine cones to complete their themed decor. For a beach house, perhaps a wall sconce that is adorned with seahorses might be the appropriate choice. To provide the inspirational look, there are several sconces that are in the shape of a cross so that any room can have a spiritual look.
However, I did run into a slight dilemma in the beginning. A lot of the metal wall sconces that I wanted for my home were a bit pricy. However, I did a little research, and I found a few web sites on-line that sold wrought iron wall sconces and they were more affordable than going to a regular store.
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.
Nowadays however, modern wall sconces are used to accentuate certain facets of an abode or provide indirect lighting. They help provide a distinctive aura that not only builds curb appeal, but also adds to the functionality and comfort of indoor or outdoor living spaces. Many people don't have the means to own overhead lighting, so the moderns sconces come to their rescue as well with proper illumination.
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