With a well-established résumé of charm and elegance, sconces find work in a variety of rooms.
Choosing a FixtureBefore choosing a fixture, determine the lighting pattern and the intensity you desire. Up-, down-, and dual-firing sconces create different patterns, as do single- and multi-armed configurations. Incandescent bulbs create a warm ambience, while halogens cast a whiter, brighter glow. Dimmers and shades can moderate brightness of either type of bulb. Candle sconces add drama, and mirrored backplates double the radiance.
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