Why We Love Thin Wall Sconces
No matter the size of your space or the style of your design, there’s a place in your home for the slim silhouette of a thin wall sconce. Delicate and exquisite or simple and slender, a low profile wall sconce is perfect for small space uplighting, illuminating a narrow entryway, and even bathroom and vanity lights. The minimal profile makes it ideal for confined spaces while unique styles and designs mean that they won’t get lost in a larger space. With over a hundred different options available, there’s a flat wall sconce here for every home.
Where Thin Wall Sconces Work Best
Though they can be used essentially anywhere, thin-wall sconces shine best when they’re used in small crowded spaces, like the addition of a tall bathroom wall sconce on either side of a mirror or a pair of flat wall sconces surrounding a door. The naturally linear design works well with limited real estate and the vertical light they emit can make ceilings look taller and spaces look bigger.
It’s also important to keep in mind the type of lighting and the size of your narrow wall sconce during installation. You should never be able to see the top of it once it’s screwed in, but it also shouldn’t be so high that it can’t light the space adequately. Typically, a wall sconce should be hung somewhere between 66 and 77 inches from the floor, but always do what works best with your home.
Favorite Thin Wall Sconce Styles
Whether you’re looking for an ultra-modern piece, a rustic farmhouse fixture, or somewhere in between, you’ll be able to find a thin wall sconce that fits your home. The contemporary styles offer clean lines and sleek shapes that are at their most impressive as tall wall sconces, while the more primitive, yet detailed rustic lights manage to keep it current with some LED wall sconce 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 Best Thin Wall Sconce
The placement of a wall sconce is one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing a fixture. There are both indoor and outdoor options available, so make sure that if you plan on using yours outdoors, it can handle exposure to the elements.
If you’re interested in lighting solutions for limited spaces, small wall sconces are an ideal choice. A long and narrow sconce can provide ample light, making the place look bigger, and act as an appealing decorative piece for those with minimal real estate. And, a pair of contemporary wall sconces can brighten things up, but keep them looking clean and polished with a splash of modern flair. Always keep function foremost in your mind, knowing that you won’t have to skimp on style with such a large array of options.
A variety of styles and designs makes thin wall sconces adaptable, functional pieces with almost limitless adoptions, but every sconce won’t work with every home. Another thing to keep in mind when purchasing one is the type of lighting you want from it. Some offer uplighting, others downlighting, and even combinations of the two. If you’re looking to direct attention to a vaulted ceiling or beautiful painting, make sure the light is properly outfitted to do so. And, never be afraid to mix and match to supplement a wall sconce. Pair with track lighting for function or a beautiful designer chandelier for an artistically refined atmosphere.