Published at Sunday, September 16th 2018. by Lois Welch in Sconces.
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!
You can also find sconces made of specialty materials. Sand art originated by putting different colors of sand into bottles, creating amazing images, pictures and designs. Talented artists manipulate the granules of sand into their Southwest ceramic wall sconces before firing, adding texture and interest to the finished product for a more rustic and earthy look. Incredible, geometric designs and traditional animals, like bears, coyotes, and mustangs are available and all created with just different colors of sand. The sandy texture allows for a more traditional Southwestern look.
Between all the choices that are available to illuminate your home, sconce lighting is one of the best ways to achieve it. Wall sconce lighting can add a unique glow to any room in your dwelling. There are all sorts that are out there in the market. But rest assured that there is a sconce that ought to compliment the distinctive layout and look of every single room in your dwelling. Here are a couple design tips.
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.
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.
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