Why We Love Large Wall Sconces
There are a large amount of options for filling your space with light, but few can match the flexibility of a large wall sconce. A suitable option anywhere you can mount from a wall, large wall sconces allow you to flood an area with light without taking up the floor space that similarly large floor lamps would require. Available in a wide variety of designs and styles, a big wall sconce is a phenomenal option for any décor, providing maximum light while filling minimal space.
Where Large Wall Sconces Work Best
Part of the flexibility of large wall sconces is their ability to function both inside and outside the home. Outside, wall sconces are a beautiful way to frame your front door, providing bright light in style as you welcome guests or return home after a long day. Large sconces are also a lovely way to illuminate the driveway by placing one on either side of, or between, your garage doors. They’re also a wonderful option for decks, patios, and illuminating darker areas next to the house like below a raised deck or above a secluded side door. Inside the home, large wall sconces are perfect for illuminating hallways and areas devoid of natural light. Large wall sconces also serve well as entryway lights, in the kitchen below a cabinet and above a counter, or for framing, whether it be a work of art, a large wall clock, or the walkway area of a home theatre. Consider coupling a large drum pendant in the center of a room’s ceiling with large wall sconces along the walls for a vibrantly bright room.
Favorite Large Sconce Shapes & Styles
Large wall sconces come in many styles and shapes, from elaborate to purely functional. For a secluded outdoor area where style is unnecessary, a simple, bright marine style light is an affordable option that can flood an area with light. On the other hand, to frame the entryway to your home, where style rivals illumination in importance, an encased candelabra style or lantern style reminiscent of those hand-lit in the 1800s might be appropriate. Inside the home, an extra-large horizontal wall sconce placed strategically in the middle of a long hallway can cast interesting shadows and lead a visitor down its expanse. On the other hand, a long vertical sconce can frame an entryway, art piece, or projector screen in a home theatre room.
How to Choose the Perfect Big Wall Sconce
As mentioned, a huge part of the beauty of large wall sconces is their flexibility both in style and function. It’s also important to consider the level of brightness required for your space. Some large wall sconces stress style over function for situations where the look of the light is more important than the light it is producing, such as an alabaster wall sconce. Others blend style with unimpeded pure light, like a large candle wall sconce housed in glass. Envision how various options could look in your space while browsing or do the opposite and sit in your space and imagine a light that could work perfectly, then go find something similar to it. More than likely, it’s out there.
While there is a massive variety of wall sconces available to choose from, a large wall sconce may be too imposing for a more cramped space, in which case it is worth considering a small wall sconce. Offering most of the function and style but in a smaller package, you are sure to find what you need. It is also important to consider environmental factors when selecting sconces for outdoor lighting. Ensure that everything is waterproofed for outdoor mounting and consider the metal quality and treatment if in damper or saltier air beach climates.