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How do I Choose the Best Large Wall Sconces?

Felicia Dye
Felicia Dye

Large wall sconces are generally designed and erected to garner attention. Considering this, it is important to make sure that you select items that do not clash with the other décor in the area where they will be placed. Consider the amount of light that you need the sconces to provide and be sure that those that you purchase are suitable for your needs. Also make sure that they will be functional in the space where you plan to put them.

When choosing large wall sconces, two primary considerations are the type of light bulbs you want to use and the amount of illumination that you desire. These two factors can greatly limit or expand your options. In many cases, large wall sconces, despite their size, are only meant to accent other lighting. When this décor is used as a primary bright lighting source, it may be more difficult for you to find the design that you want if energy efficiency is a priority.

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Large wall sconces are generally available to suit most themes. Realize, however, that this does not mean that all products are suitable in all spaces. These pieces of décor are usually designed for their decorative effect, which is used to attract attention. The larger the sconces are, the more attention they are likely to get, so it is important that you consider the other decorations and colors in the room before making your selection. Mixing materials in a room, such as wood and metal, can work or be a decorating disaster, depending on the level of skill with which it is done.

Size should also be considered. Large can be a relative term. The height of your ceilings and the amount of wall space that you have available must be considered if you are to make the best choice. Otherwise, you may make choices that are either overwhelming in the locations where they are placed or that are not sufficiently sized to command the attention that you desire.

Most wall sconces are meant to be functional, but this does not eliminate the need for careful selection. There are two instances when you should be especially vigilant about the choices that you make. First, be aware of how close the lighting source is to the wall or ceiling and the amount of heat that it will emit. Second, and perhaps even more imperative, is taking note of the design of large wall sconces that utilize candles if you will actually light them. While most candle sconces are functional, some are actually designed primarily for decoration.

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