Why We Love Electric Wall Sconces
Electric wall sconces add decorative detail to your hallways, bedrooms, and living areas while also simultaneously providing you with an alternative to more traditional overhead lighting. They can be fun and funky or subtle and sophisticated. Wall sconces work well when paired with other styles of lighting, like pendant lights or chandeliers. Although, they fulfill the need to have a light that’s both practical and aesthetically pleasing so you can use them on their own as well. Use electric wall sconces to light your home, keep your floors free of clutter, and create a cohesive interior design style.
Where Electric Wall Sconces Work Best
Sconces are very versatile fixtures. Their relatively small size allows them to fit in most spaces, and because they are affixed to a wall, they leave the floor area open. This makes electric wall sconces perfect for small space lighting. In rooms where chandeliers or pendant lights would take up too much space, a modern wall sconce can bring the decorative touch you crave and the bright shine you need. Think bathrooms, hallways, foyers, and bedrooms. Their propensity for flourishing in smaller spaces, doesn’t prevent them from also working well in larger areas of the home. In fact, an electric sconce might be just the thing that your living room or basement needs. You can even use these lights to highlight an architectural feature. Use a fixture with uplighting to draw attention to a piece of artwork or place them on either side of a fireplace to accentuate it.
Favorite Electronic Sconces Shapes & Colors
Electric wall sconces are just as versatile in their style as they are in their function. In this collection, you’ll find everything from electric lantern wall sconces to globe fixtures and torch shapes. We love the traditional pieces that feature familiar lantern shapes, detailed ironwork, and warm light. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t also love the uber-modern, globe-shaped sconces with their soft, cool shine. We even love the ultra classic pieces that look as though they should be housing a candle instead of an electric bulb. Electric wall sconces can either blend in or stand out, and you’ll find options here to accomplish both of those tasks.
How to Choose the Best Modern Electronic Sconces
Every home is different so the best electronic wall sconce for your home will depend on your space, your needs, and your style. First and foremost, consider function. Contemporary electric sconces are available in both ambient and directional lighting styles. In order to emphasize a certain feature or decorative element in your home, you’ll need a directional lighting source. Decide whether you need up or down lighting to accomplish this task. On the other hand, if you’re using your new fixture as supplementary lighting or to uplight the atmosphere of the room, choose accordingly. From here, you can focus on the size of the sconce. Obviously, if you have a small space, like a bathroom, you’ll want to choose a smaller light. And, in the case of bathrooms or any outdoor usage, make sure you double-check the manufacturer’s information to ensure that fixtures can handle exposure to excessive moisture. You can also browse our selection of outdoor wall sconces. All of which are wet-rated.
Hardwired sconces are perfect for homeowners of all types. They work well for both small and large spaces. And though they do need to be hard-wired, they don’t require proximity to a plug. Plug-in wall sconces, on the other hand, are the complete opposite. They have a quick and easy installation process but they do have wires that you’ll most likely want to hide. We also offer stairway wall sconces, which are ideal solutions for small space lighting. They pack all the styles of their larger counterparts into a much smaller package.