Adding wall lamps to your home is a quick and easy way to illuminate the space and enhance your decor. From simple sconces for one light to elaborate designs featuring multiple lights and a variety of styles, there are numerous options for you to choose from.
The appeal of a wall lamp is often its ability to create soft, glare-free lighting that complements and enhances existing ceiling or room lighting. A well-lit wall also helps a space feel more expansive and open. This type of indirect, reflected light can be used on its own, or in combination with brighter spotlights that are more focused and direct their beams to a specific object or work of art on the wall.
When choosing a wall light for your home, you’ll want to consider the height at which you want to install it. Generally, you’ll want to hang a sconce around eye level when standing in front of it. For this reason, you’ll want to use a stud finder to ensure the wall can support a fixture.
There are two main types of wall sconces available for your home: plug-in cord or directly wired. If you are considering a plug-in option, it is best to work with a licensed electrician to ensure the proper installation of the fixture. This will protect you from any possible electrical issues in the future and keep your home safe.
If you choose a sconce that requires a hardwire connection, you will need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for wiring. You will need to strip back a bit of the plastic on the connector block (usually located in the center) to reveal the wires that connect it to the wall. There are usually two or three openings, with a black and blue wire and an earthed/grounded (yellow-green) wire. Once you’ve removed the outer plastic, you can insert a new light bulb and turn it on to enjoy your beautiful fixture.
Most wall sconces do not come with a light bulb, so you’ll need to purchase a compatible light source separately. Make sure you are using the correct wattage for the fixture and consult our experts at Light Bulbs Etc to help select a bulb that will fit your needs.
There are many different styles of sconces that will complement your decor, so you can be sure to find a perfect match for any room in your home. From modern sconces with a sleek metal frame to traditional sconces made from rustic wood, there’s a design for everyone. The choice is even further expanded by the connections, lamp holder and bulb types that are available for each model. Once you find the right sconce for your space, it’s just a matter of installing it and enjoying your new addition to your home.