Often times, a home can use some new interior design to give it new life. After painting your walls, you may think they still look too bare. Adding wall lights, especially sconces, can be a great addition to your home. Apart from minimal invasiveness and quality aesthetics, sconces are a perfect option if you need to add light to a room. Today, the team at Red Deer Lighting Center wants to let you know exactly what sconces are and how they can be a welcome addition to your home.

What Exactly is a Sconce?

Plain and simple, a sconce is a light fixture that is mounted on the wall. Originally, sconce lighting housed candles and torches and were often found in churches and castles, but have since become a more commonplace lighting fixture. Sconces provide numerous lighting options and uses, which makes them one of the most versatile choices when it comes to lighting upgrades. They can range from LED to industrial lighting, and can even hold candles if you are in the market for more traditional lighting options. Sconce lighting provides numerous benefits for those who decide to install them, apart from their versatility.

Using the Wall to Your Advantage

Installing a new lighting fixture can be a true struggle if you are fussing with ladders and multiple tools. If you have a ladder that isn’t tall enough or the wrong size of screwdriver, getting your fixture set up is a chore that can take far longer than necessary. This doesn’t take into account the extra apparati that a new fixture might require, putting it together, fitting it to your new lighting, and then hanging it, and ensuring it works. With a sconce, there is no additional gear. Instead, you use the wall to hang whatever sconce lighting you choose, with the help of a bracket or two. Far less fuss makes it easy to see why sconces can be a great lighting choice.

There’s More than Just the Ceiling

Ceilings and that little bit of floor space right next to the couch are often seen as the only space that should be used for lighting fixtures or lamps. However, you know you have at least four walls in your home, and they can be used for so much more than hanging the wacky art you found at the flea market. Because of their nature, wall sconces are a great way to both utilize and save space in your home. Rather than running countless power and extension cords across your floor, wall sconces can be wired into the electrical system of your home, or, if they have power cords of their own, can be run down the walls which will not be a tripping hazard. Sconces can be wall art in their own way, while also illuminating that dark room you’ve been meaning to brighten up.

If you are looking for a new wall-mounted sconce or any other lighting fixture, stop by the Red Deer Lighting showroom. We have the best selection in Alberta, and our expert staff can help you with any lighting problems or questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!