Expert Tips for Buying Modern Wall Sconces

Expert Tips for Buying Modern Wall Sconces

5th Mar 2019

Designing the interior of your home? Redecorating a specific room in the house? Looking for lighting design inspiration for your office space? No matter what the space, effective interior lighting calls for the perfect blend of ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.

Lighting is a necessity but it doesn’t have to be mundane and boring. Overhead fixtures are the obvious go-to lights for any interior space, but having a balanced combination of wall sconces with your ceiling and floor or table lamps can elevate the character of a room. Wall sconces are among the most underrated type of lighting fixtures and they can elevate the décor and design of any interior space when chosen and installed correctly.

Typically mounted at the eye level, wall sconces were historically used to hold candles that could cast diffused light around the rooms or corridors. Today, modern designer wall sconces have evolved to where individuals can rely on them as the sole (or main) lighting source in an interior space, or as a supporting set of lights that add personality to a room. On the Rocks, by the renowned lighting designer Antonio Citterio, is an ultramodern wall scone that is equally stunning and effective. Wall sconces like these can be a fantastic addition to your bathrooms or minibar area.

There is a wide array of styles, shapes, colors and makes of modern wall sconces that can serve your unique needs and provide aesthetic gratification. Choosing the right designer wall sconces starts with first identifying the atmosphere you that you want to establish. From wood and iron, to brass and glass modern wall sconces are made from diverse materials. Picking the right ones for your interior spaces largely depends on working with the predefined décor. Another important factor to consider is how much illumination you really need from these fixtures and how much space you are working with.

Wall sconces are effective means of lighting and illuminating spaces like entryways, bathrooms and hallway. You can also experiment with these fixtures in other rooms as well. It is important to note that designer wall sconces are typically installed in multiples; you rarely find a single unit being used anywhere. Marcello Zilliani’s Tilee is a great example of a sophisticated light that blends seamlessly with modern interior décor designs and emits a gorgeous glow of diffused light.

Glo-Ball W Wall Sconce by Jasper Morrison

Glo-Ball W Wall Sconce by Jasper Morrison

For instance, if you are considering installing wall sconces in your bathroom, it is helpful to look at fixtures that can be put up on either side of the mirror. This can eliminate any shadows from forming (which usually happens when you have an overhead light) and can deliver the right amount of illumination for activities such as shaving, brushing and makeup application. The Glo-Ball W wall sconce, designed by master lighting designer Jasper Morrison, takes its inspiration from the soft and serene glow of a full moon in a clear sky. This modern wall sconce can be the perfect foil for your contemporary bathroom design.

Pochette by Rodolfo Dordoni

Pochette by Rodolfo Dordoni

Tight spaces such as relatively narrow hallways are ideal for installing rows of modern wall sconces; They add aesthetic value and light up the hallways evenly and efficiently. Pochette, meaning “clutch,” is a set of wall attachments that radiates indirect light upwards and is ideal for long corridors and hallways.
When placed symmetrically, wall sconces can add a sense of warmth, coziness and tonality in a room (like in the picture above).

Marc Newson’s innovative Orotund wall lamp

Marc Newson’s innovative Orotund wall lamp

Of course, you can also use designer wall sconces to light up or complement the décor of fairly larger rooms such as your living room, bedroom and dining room. All you need to do is identify areas in these rooms where you would need soft, ambient lighting or task lighting before you select a set of sconces.
A great benefit of using wall sconces is that these wall-mounted lighting fixtures do not take up any space and can be used to highlight specific areas within a room, too. Several wall sconces from FLOS are crafted to complement contemporary interior design schemes and décor palettes. Check the variety of wall and ceiling lamps options available at FLOS USA.

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