Wall sconces can be the perfect lighting for a number of spaces within your home, including the living room, bathroom, dining room, and bedroom. At Hacienda in Scottsdale, we carry a wide selection of sconces, and there’s nothing we love more than helping customers discover the right options for their home.

If you’re thinking about updating your home’s lighting, make sure to add sconces to the list. They can provide versatile lighting solutions where you need them most, while also adding a touch of style to wherever you put them.

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What Are Wall Sconces?

Sconces are fixtures that attach to the wall and provide accent and task lighting for homes and businesses. Before electricity, they would hold candles or oil lamps, providing illumination around the house. Modern sconces are available in a number of different styles, sizes, and finishes, and are often designed to cast light upwards, outwards, and downwards, or a combination of each direction.

Sconces as Accent and Task Lighting

When we speak about accent and task lighting, we’re referring to the lights near the middle and lower layers of the room, instead of the ambient lighting that comes from the ceiling or upper layer of a room. Sconces can be the perfect choice for accent lighting within a space, illuminating a wall and making the room feel complete, or being placed near a seating area for additional lighting. They’re most commonly used as accent lights, since they’re dedicated fixtures and can’t be moved around a room as a floor or table lamp can be.

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Types of Sconces

There are many different types of sconces, and you can find options for any space inside your home. They can be used to brighten a hallway or a dark corner in your bedroom, and you can choose the fixtures that best fit the given space. There are swing-arm sconces, half-moon sconces, wall torchieres, and many other members of the sconce family, and our expert team will gladly help you find the right options.

Living Room Sconces

For your living room, consider where you need the most accent lighting. If you have a fireplace, you can add sconces on either side of it, just above the height of the mantelpiece. For seating areas near a wall, consider placing sconces above where the couch or chairs will sit. If you have a corner that could use some more lighting, you can select a corner wall sconce from our inventory.

Bedroom Sconces

In the bedroom, the most common spot for sconces is on either side of the headboard. These lights can take the place of your standard bedside lamps, or they can be used as additional task and accent lighting. Wherever you choose to install your bedroom sconces, it’s important to make sure you have the proper light bulb color temperature, since you’ll want this lighting to be soft and soothing, instead of bright, as you would have in your bathroom or home office.

Bathroom Sconces

With bathroom sconces, they can be installed on either side of the vanity mirror, taking the place of your traditional over-mirror vanity light. Sconces will provide lighting from the side, which can be more flattering and eliminate unwanted lines and shadows on your face while you shave or put on makeup. Sconces can also be added near the toilet or bathtub, providing the perfect accent lighting for your modern bathroom.

Dining Room Sconces

Dining room sconces should always complement the chandelier that’s providing the main ambient lighting for the room. Depending on the size of the space, you may only need two sconces (as they often work best in pairs). If the dining room is somewhat narrow, you can opt for corner sconces, instead of installing them on the wall behind where people will be seated.

Home Office Sconces

Lots of people work from home, and it’s imperative to have the proper home office lighting. While the desk lamp might be the most important light in your home workspace, there’s room for sconces as well. Your office needs the right combination of ambient, accent, and task lighting, and sconces can provide that accent lighting, making the room brighter and more conducive to productivity. You may not always be sitting at your desk as you work, and having a few sconces can make it easier to work while you sit in your favorite chair or couch in your office.

Outdoor Sconces

We’ve talked about several types of indoor sconces, but there are outdoor fixture options as well. Outdoor sconces can be installed on the side of your garage, next to your front door, or around your back patio. They can make your exterior spaces brighter and safer, as well as more inviting when you have guests come to visit. These outdoor lights are rated for all types of weather, so you don’t have to worry about wind or rain.

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Installing Your Sconces

Once you’ve chosen your new sconces, you’ll want to have them installed by a professional electrician, unless you have the training and knowledge to do it yourself. When installing the lights, they should be at a proper height based on the room or setting. For example, sconces next to a seating area in your living room should be at least 6 feet from the floor so that they’re high enough to avoid being bumped into as people sit down or walk through the space.

In the bedroom, you can install the sconces a bit lower based on the size of your headboard or where you want the lights to be. Keep in mind that sconces are dedicated, hard-wired fixtures, so placement is key not only for proper lighting, but for making sure they’re exactly where you need them.

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Find New Lights for Every Room

The right chandeliers can brighten your home and make a bold design statement in any room. From the style and size of the light to the ornamentation that you choose for it, your chandelier can provide the lighting you need while also making your house feel complete. If you’re interested in seeing what chandeliers we have to offer, please visit our online catalog or stop by our Scottsdale showroom today.

We look forward to working with you!