Lighting can be enhanced or detract from the ambiance of any room. One of the most popular styles today is the plug in wall sconce which can create a focal point or blend in with walls creating just the illusion desired; this is especially true where abrasive lighting can detract from the overall look one is trying to achieve. These lighting fixtures come in a variety of design, styles, materials, and price points and, by selecting the perfect one, can even supplement an existing design theme.
Wall sconces are available in many locations including retail stores as well as online. As a result, selection is varied ensuring one can find the perfect match to complement any decor. Best of all they can be easily installed by the purchaser and are best placed no less than 60″ off the floor and six to eight apart. This maximizes light density while ensuring there is consistency in the overall layout of the room.
Unlike former designs one is no longer limited to installing them in the center of a wall. In fact, there are even those which can be mounted in a corner. This is especially beneficial when one desires to brighten a dark space or create a reading nook. This not only adds lighting to a normally dark corner, but also adds an interesting focal point that draws interest.
Many rooms have architectural features which already have established focal points. This may be a fireplace, painting, or even large viewing window. In these instances, having sconces on each side will accentuate the centerpiece without detracting from it. This can be enhanced with the right color choice and materials for the lamps. For instance, a farmhouse fireplace may look out-of-place with Tiffany wall sconces on each side, but may be enhanced with a sienna colored glass set in a copper-colored base.
Lighting has a tremendous influence on an individual’s mood and style, as well. As a result, a skillful application can generate an emotional response better than any other architectural feature in a room. Not only the intensity, but the color as well, can produce emotions ranging from comfort and relaxation to energy and even agitation. Gauging the perfect mixture to generate the desired response is something that should be taken into consideration during the selection process.
Lighting can also appear soft or hard depending on the selection made. It is important, therefore, to evaluate the needs of the room as well as the occupants in order to create a space that best reflects the aesthetics of the user and evokes the emotional response desired. The shine of metals, warmth of woods, and reflections of crystals can all be enhanced with the use of the right plug in wall sconce. In order to find the right match for the decor, identifying one’s personal tastes and then researching options that fit that style will enhance the look of any room, improve moods, and provide functionality as well.