Why We Love Long Wall Sconces
Whether it’s a dim bathroom, long, dark hall, or an unlit, outdoor entryway, a long wall sconce is an easy way to brighten the space and add a touch of elegance in one easy step. They add a decorative touch to a bare wall and provide beautiful accent and ambient lighting to a variety of spaces. With styles ranging from ornate traditional designs to polished modern pieces, long wall sconces are a simple way to instantly transform the look and feel of any space. Use them to brighten, develop, and decorate throughout your home.
Where Long Wall Lights Work Best
Long wall sconces take up a decent amount of horizontal wall space which distinguishes them from the classically narrow and vertical dispositions of other styles of wall sconces, like small wall sconces and thin wall sconces. This also means that in most cases, they aren’t the best solution for small space lighting. Instead, use them in a long hallway with barren walls or in a living room where they can supplement a layered lighting look. Install them outdoors on decks and patios for a stylistic lighting approach that more than adequately cuts through a dark night. They’ll also work well in a bathroom, as long as you have the wall space to support they’re wider than normal composition. Long wall lights are perfect for providing a large swath of beautiful atmospheric light, so wherever you need that, think of them.
Favorite Types of Long Wall Sconces
From sleek, ultra-modern pieces to rustic farmhouse fixtures, and everywhere in between, you’ll be able to find a long wall sconce that fits your home decor. Those with contemporary influences offer clean lines and uncomplicated shapes that are at their most impressive with extra-long fixtures. For a more rustic approach, farmhouse-inspired long wall lights combine antiquey finishes with long arms and polished shades to create a vintage appeal. Even the most traditional, lantern-like lights manage to keep things current with LED options. For a more middle of the road option, our transitional styles pull the best from both worlds to form light fixtures that are simultaneously modern and traditional at the same time.
How to Choose the Perfect Long Wall Sconce
Measure. Measure. Measure. It’s hard to picture just how large or small a fixture is, so measure your space and determine a size range that you feel is appropriate. We typically suggest installing your long wall lights somewhere between 66 and 77 inches off the floor, but you should adjust the height with the intended use and the size of your space. The higher up they are, the wider the glow they cast is, but thanks to their naturally wide profile, that’s not necessarily something to worry about with these particular lights. Instead, focus on size and style to find the long wall sconce that’s right for you.
Browsing by size and silhouette style is convenient because you can find a light that fits your needs exactly. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed, feel free to sort by style. Just remember to keep function at the forefront of your mind! Candle wall sconces perfectly embody traditional values that more classical decor embraces. If you’re looking for a vintage piece, this is the perfect place to start. A farmhouse wall sconce pulls from both modern and traditional decor so if you’re interested in a piece that combines a rustic style with sophisticated influences, these should be your first choice.