Why We Love Tall Wall Sconces
Whether it’s a long, dark hall or an unlit, outdoor entryway a large wall sconce is an easy way to provide warmth and elegance in one smooth step. With styles ranging from elaborate traditional designs to elegant contemporary ones, tall wall sconces are a simple way to instantly transform the look and feel of any space. Use them to illuminate, elevate, and decorate your home.
Where Tall Wall Sconces Work Best
The first step to decide where to place your wall sconce is to decide what you’ll be using it for. Vertical wall sconces can provide a nice mix of accent, ambient, and task lighting, and can be considered a do-it-all lighting fixture. They’ll work on essentially any wall in your home, indoor and outdoor, so don’t be afraid to experiment with them.
One thing to always keep in mind is the height of your fixture. We generally recommend placing them somewhere between 66 and 77 inches off the floor, but you should adjust the height with your intended use. To cast a wide glow, they’ll need to higher up, but as accent lighting, you’ll probably want them a little lower. Bathrooms, patios, reading nooks, and hallways are all popular placements for tall, thin wall sconces.
Design Options with Large Wall Sconces
A versatile light in all facets, tall wall sconces are available in a large variety of styles. Traditional styles, like large candle wall sconces, mimic the classic silhouette of a lantern, while the more modern, contemporary styles offer a simple and sleek minimalist design. If you’re craving an eclectic design, opt for a transitional vertical wall sconce, which combines elements of both modern and traditional styles for a truly unique form. We also offer rustic options to complement the cozy, farmhouse home.
How To Select The Best Tall Wall Sconce for Your Home
Up and downlighting, indoor and outdoor, direct or indirect, tall wall sconces come in a dazzling array of options. While thin wall sconces may have their functional limits, a larger size covers more space and gives you more opportunities for experimentation.
For bathroom or outdoor lighting, make sure that the fixture is wet-rated so that it can properly handle any moisture it comes into contact with. If you're looking for accent lighting to highlight artwork or an architectural piece, you’ll want to choose a large, indoor wall sconce with uplighting. An extra tall wall sconce with up and down lighting will create the illusion of tall ceilings and provide an interesting, decorative detail. Indirect fixtures, those with a shade or glass element, are ideal for a warm, ambient shine. If you have space for a sconce, we have one to fit your needs.
Other Large Lighting Options
Large lighting fixtures may seem intimidating because they demand so much visual attention, but they’re uber effective at illuminating large spaces and with all the design options available, you’ll be able to find a piece that’s both functional and beautiful. Large flush mount lighting works essentially anywhere with its minimal style. Pair it with medium to large pendant lights in tandem with small wall sconces for a complete, space-saving lighting solution or add a dazzling chandelier with track lighting for something that’s stunning and practical. Don't be afraid to step out of the box with your lighting.