The concept of wall lighting probably came from the most basic form of illuminating the room: back to the time when people used to hang gas-powered lamps by the wall to brighten dark spaces. Thanks to man's genius and creativity, modern-day wall lights are transformed into highly versatile, decorative objects that can easily lift up a room's cosmetic appearance. If you're wondering how this lighting can actually help you give an old space a new look, read on.
Where to place it:
There are many ways to make use of a wall light, but we're listing five of the best areas to utilize this literally brilliant decor. Keep in mind that there’s no actual right or wrong answer in using wall sconces or a wall light, but these methods, however, have been used by many interior decorators and are proven to enrich a space’s charm.
We love this: a up/down, boxed wall light that instantly cheers a blank, white corner.
Country charm: this gooseneck wall light offers a delightfully vintage appeal.
Twinning: a pair of black double arm wall sconces brightens up childhood memories in this lovely corner.
Serene stairs: a pair of caged wall lights light the way in this chic, modern wooden stairway.
Tips on maximizing your wall lights:
Choose low-voltage, high-efficiency lights. Because it is commonly used as a secondary lighting object, your wall light does not require brightness equivalent to task lighting. Instead, search for highly efficient ambient wall light with a yellow amber glow. This creates a familiar, comfortable setting that allows people to easily relax in the particular room.
Symmetry is key. Most wall light installations go in pairs, and some, even more. When putting these together, make sure that the distance between each light is perfectly exact—a bit of difference in the placement can make the error much noticeable.
Go classy with a classic. Make sure your investment goes a long way; purchase decorative yet functional wall lights that can be mixed and matched with your room’s different moods. What we recommend: an edgy, black up-down wall light that can suit all themes and colours, a retro swing arm wall light for both the sophisticated or masculine foyers, or a series of caged bunker lights to brighten up your outdoor spaces.
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