3/17/09

Complete Your Room With Wall Sconces

When you are designing a room, there are some wonderful ways that you can include sconces in your plan that will complement the design of the room and add a great element to your home. The designs of wall sconces have improved over the last few years and there is quite a variety of sconces available for you to use in your home.

The designers of these sconces are taking some chances with the designs that they have come up with. No longer are you stuck with the boring choices of the past. Today's designs feature a mix of materials and colors in unique ways to allow you to create a spectacular look in your home.


There is most likely a certain style in the room that you are designing. If you choose a sconce that not only addresses the lighting needs in the room but contributes to that feeling, you are creating a wonderful design. You can use sconces for adding to a style in the room and add some fabulous color to the room that will only add to your design for the room.

Here are some things that you should consider when you are choosing a sconce for your room:

First consider where you will install the sconces. If the sconce is going to be placed in a position where you will be looking right at it, consider choosing one that will keep the glare from your eyes. A popular choice would be a sconce where the bulb is covered completely with either an alabaster glass or a glass with a soft tone.

Does the room need a great deal of light or just a little? This will help you to determine if you need soft light or you need the bright halogen lights that are available. There are many different types of bulbs available to you and you should also consider whether the bulbs will have to be compliant. Look at the sconces that you are considering and find out what kind of bulb you will need to be compliant. Remember that a compact fluorescent CFL bulb can be used in any sconce that has a standard base socket.

The mood of the room is a consideration as well. If the room is a modern room, you should look for contemporary wall sconces that will keep with the design of the room. Take a look around at the environment that you are creating in the room and consider the sconces that enhance that environment.

Also, you will have to determine how the sconce will be installed. There are plug in sconces that are the perfect choice for those who do not have a professional installer or the expertise to do it on their own. Hard wired sconces may require a little more work, however they will give the room a more finished look.

There are so many choices available for you when you are looking for a wall sconce that it is easy to become overwhelmed. Try to shop in a place that offers an organized approach to sorting the sconces. This will allow you to shop by style, price and a number of options.

By: Mike Michaelson

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