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Lighting should always be layered within a room, and the many styles of wall sconces in particular are an ideal way to add that layering with style. Decorative wall sconces are functional and offer different kinds of light depending upon the type of shades, bulbs and materials you choose.
Wall sconces are an appropriate lighting choice for virtually every application both inside and outside your home. Lonny Magazine had a wide selection of images that show the functionality and high style that wall sconces offer. I love the sheer volume of choices! From glamorous dressing room sconces dripping in crystal to artisan glass sconces for outside, the options are endless.
A hot trend in lighting is filament bulbs (also known as Edison bulbs) that have an old-school feel. While they are chic, they are best used as ambient lighting since they will not offer much direct light. Furthermore, darker shades on sconces will also limit the light. Those choices are great for additional mood lighting in halls and living rooms.
If brighter light is needed, try exposed bulbs, added crystal drops or a shiny surface like chrome. A key spot for much needed light is in the bathroom. Beautiful bathroom lights are a necessity and are something you will use every day so be mindful of picking a great style that functions well.
1. Jonathan Adler Ventana Nickel Plug-In Wall Lamp 2. Arlington Double Light Nickel Wall Sconce
Classic sconces are elegant choices for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Look for finishes like brass, crystal, and chrome.
3. Industrial Cage Dark Rust Wall Sconce 4. Holtkoetter Bernie Turbo Bronze LED Swing Arm Wall Lamp
Hot trends in lighting, like industrial and minimally-styled sconces, are just a couple of the many styles of wall sconces available. Remember, a sconce is the perfect opportunity to make a unique design statement.
Image credits: Lonny.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.