Brighten Up Your Place
In the past, single light sconces were more expensive than the three light vanity fixtures. Sounds off but I swear it’s true. And in those early days of house flipping, project budgets had zero wiggle room. It was all about the price so $30 lights were the go to. As design has evolved over the past few years, thankfully, so have the lighting options. A great example is sconces. Not only are they everywhere when it comes to design, but the options and pricing have made them a great option…even if you are on a budget. I can easily find great versions of sconces suitable for a farmhouse or coastal vibe for $30-$40 each. At this price point they are a perfect way to add a different element to a space and balance other selections in the rooms to make everything work together so well. Here are a few examples from recent projects:
With lighting, the space and other items in the space will often influence decisions. For example, in this spacious lower level bathroom the vanity was larger than typical basement bathrooms. So that led to a larger mirror and that meant we had to get creative with the lights. In order to balance the size the vertical two light sconces paired perfectly with the mirror. They also provide more light since they have two bulbs which is more functional for a bathroom space where light quality is important.
Above the sink is a perfect place to mix it up and install an armed sconce. In this kitchen we had more than typical ceiling height so we maximized it by adding this matte black library light.
Many of the houses I work with are older and we are finishing spaces that may have never been livable before. As we finish attics we come up against ceiling angles that can affect spaces and angles. In this master bathroom the angles were the perfect opportunity to use sconces for the proper amount of lighting and the right dimensions of the new master bath.
All of these lights were sourced online and while added different design elements were all perfectly priced to bring impact and dimension to the rooms. Let me know if you have a favorite style of sconce from those here. Also, the sources and links for these are below.
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