How To Space Wall Lights
Published April 11th, 2012 in Wall Lights
For decorative yet functional illumination in the home, there is a trend that leans towards the installation of wall lights (or sconces). When installing these sorts of lights in the living areas of the home, it is important to ensure that they provide adequate illumination for the different tasks that are completed in the space. Take your lounge room, for example, and think about the different activities that are undertaken in that space:
- Do not hang wall lights near the television, as they can take away from the brightness of the screen as well as pose a distraction.
- The brighter the globe that you choose for your sconces, the farther apart that you can space them on the wall.
- Try out different configurations by holding the lights up to the wall and having a friend step back and tell you which combination (level or staggered sconces) looks the best in your space.
- Hang low-light sconces either side of an architectural piece that you wish to highlight, such as a fireplace or nook (as illumination that is too bright will take away from these pieces).
- Hand wall lights next to a table or chair that is predominately used for reading, as these areas will need direct light.
- Smaller wall lights can be hung closer together than larger ones can without looking awkward or out of place.
If you have been looking for a decorative yet functional touch for your home, you should consider the installation of some well-chosen wall lights. The best way to space these lights out on the wall is through the process of trial and error – hold them up where you think they look good and get someone else to tell you what they think (or take a photograph).