Trends come and go and lighting is no exception. Light fixtures that are hot today will be completely out in a few weeks, or years, depending on the trend. That being said, wall sconces have come and gone quite a few times in the last few decades. Fortunately, they’re back again and they may be here to stay, or so it seems. Here’s the low down on trendy wall sconces for 2012 and how you can incorporate them into your home.
What to Look For in a Wall Sconce and Where to Find Them
The key thing to remember when it comes to wall sconces is simply this: the wall sconce itself is the trend. That means that you can choose a style that suits your home while still being trendy because the wall sconces as a light fixture are a trend, not any specific style. That being said, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any trends regarding wall sconces! If you’re looking for a double-whammy in terms of trends, you may want to consider using a crystal wall sconce or wall sconces with an industrial or rustic feel. Other trends for this light fixture include clean, contemporary looks, geometric lines, Moroccan inspired wall sconces, and unique Victorian-inspired candelabra style wall sconces painted in a single unique hue such as turquoise or poppy red.
Where to Use Wall Sconces in the Home
Of course, just because you know which wall sconces you want for your space, doesn’t mean you’re completely sure as to where to place them. That being said, you may be surprised to find that wall sconces can go just about anywhere in the home.
In the bathroom, you can use these light fixtures to flank the mirror. This is great for adding some much-needed task lighting to the space and also helping reduce shadowing on the face, which is ideal for putting on makeup. In the bathroom, they can also be used for additional general lighting if needed.
Meanwhile, in the bedroom, wall lamps can be used to replace table lamps. This is especially true if you’ve got a tight bedroom space currently and need to free up some table space for other, more important items, such as books or a jewelry box. This same concept can be applied to a living room, family room or den space. If your home has limited space, wall sconce can help free up valuable floor space or table space to create a more livable space.
Of course, the options don’t just stop there. You can use wall sconces as accent lighting to flank a fireplace or a large mirror. You can also use wall sconces to line a hallway to add much needed general lighting, just as you can use them for lining a dining room or a foyer.
Are you ready to experiment with the newest and most trendiest wall sconces in 2012? Browse through a large collection of wall sconces today and find the right lighting fixture for you!