- When using wall sconces in a bathroom, consider placing them on either side of the mirror. This creates cross illumination, which is the ideal type of lighting for a bathroom space.
- Wall sconces can also be used to replace table lamps in a small living space. They can be used in bedrooms, living rooms, home offices and more.
- When mounting a wall sconce, you want it to be at least 6 feet from the ground. This is high enough to prevent most people from bumping into it while still being low enough to create a desirable ambient light in the room.
- Wall sconces are also great for elongated rooms such as dining rooms or hallways, where they take up less space but still produce plenty of light.
Wall sconces are, by no means, a ‘new’ invention. In fact, these light fixtures have been around for more than a thousand years. Of course, over such a lengthy period of time, they’ve gone through many changes and the modern or contemporary styled wall sconces of today are nothing like those you may have seen a few hundred years ago or even a thousand years ago.
The terms ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’ typically refer to more up-to-date styles that you see today. However, modern can refer to another style all together, so it is important to keep this in mind. With ‘modern,’ you may find wall sconces that feature clean lines and more sleek styling. With contemporary wall sconces, you will find a larger array of options as there are many styles that are considered ‘up-to-date’ currently. For example, you may find contemporary wall sconces that feature clean, sleek lines or intricate laser cut patterns, both are seemingly different, yet both are considered contemporary.
Wall sconces are extremely versatile. As mentioned earlier, you can use them in a number of settings including the bedroom, the bathroom, the living room, dining room or a long hallway. You can also use them in a kitchen space, a guest room or even a home office. In fact, anywhere that you could have used a lamp or even a pendant light, chances are, you can use a wall sconce.