Many a time when am alone in my room meditating, I switch off the ceiling lights and light a candle sconce on the wall of my room that was given to me by a friend.
There is something magical about wall sconces because of the dim lighting which I like and gives me some kind of peace when I want to meditate.
There is something about lighting that most people are not aware of. Lighting can make a place feel cold or cosy. For example the lighting in any home should reflect some kind of ambience that makes one feel at home immediately they set foot in that home.
Usually lighting comes in different types, but the most common of all are two. There is the normal lighting of either chandeliers or ceiling light or the accent light of table lamps and wall sconces.
Today we are talking about the wall sconces which come in several styles.
Usually the wall sconces have an electrical cord that can be plugged in, because they are meant to be fixed on the walls permanently. These can also be made in a manner that it can enable the user to dim or brighten a room to fulfil your lighting needs at a given time.
Watching the olden movies, I saw that before the invention of electricity, candle wall sconces were used for lighting a home – that was long before civilisation caught up with us in Africa. But, today wall sconces are used in many homes, even outdoor.
In fact outdoor wall sconces are a great way to accent the exterior of your home, even though the difference between the exterior wall sconces and the interior wall sconces is little.
The exterior ones are typically all sealed up in order to protect them from the environmental elements such as the sun and the rain. However, they have the same great function of the interior lighting fixture.
The good thing with wall sconces is the versatility that comes with the style and the finish. Their variety ranges from elegant traditional designs to stylish modern designs as well as vintage.
The versatility of the wall sconces is that they can also be made from different materials such as metal, copper, wrought iron and glass.
Before choosing the lighting of a home or any other place for that matter, it is good to make a decision as to why that kind of lighting is needed at that given place -considering the fact that wall sconces come in different shapes, sizes, colour and even the level of brightness and contrast.
For example it would not be wise to put a dim wall sconce in an office, because it will not serve any purpose.
With many designers coming up with different designs, one has many options to choose from depending with your décor. In the different designs that one can choose from are the candle sconces and the normal lighting sconces. For the normal lighting designs are so many depending with your home décor.
At home wall sconce look better when lit in the evening, during that quite movie night or in the dining room area when you want to have a quiet and romantic dinner.
As for the candle sconces, they are more relevant when used in a bedroom at night, when you want to bring a romantic atmosphere in your bedroom.
Not only are wall sconces decorative items, but they also add personality and décor to your home.