With all the different options available for lighting, it can be hard to determine just which one would be best for a particular room. One type of lighting that isn't always taken into consideration are wall sconces. This is a form of lighting attached to the wall instead of the ceiling. Traditionally, these lighting fixtures directed light upwards, but can now be found in different formats that send the light sideways or downward if this is preferable in a given situation.
Two popular brands of this type of wall lighting that many people consider are Hinkley sconces and Quoizel sconces. Hinkley offers more than 140 different sconces to choose from, as well as other types of lighting, so if you need additional lighting as well, such as a chandelier, you can get it all from the same company to have a cohesive look. Many of their sconces have a modern look, with white shades in various shapes. Quoizel makes a wider variety of different options, including some with more of a stained glass look to their shades and some that look like candles as well as those with a modern look.
Finding the right sconce means taking a number of factors into consideration, such as where the light will be placed in the home, the decorating style used in that room and the colors used in the room. In some cases, such as when the light is meant to shine upward and highlight a beautiful piece of artwork, a simply designed fixture may be the most suitable. In other cases, such as when the sconce itself is meant to add to the decor of the room, a more ornate version may be a better choice. Take into account the type of metals used in other places in the room to make sure the one used in the fixture doesn't clash. Likewise, if the room is modern in decor, don't choose wall sconces that are more old-fashioned looking. While many of these lights can be wired into the electricity of the home, there are also battery-powered versions available, which can be handy should the home experience frequent power outages. Another option some people find handy is the ability to dim the light, which isn't possible with all types of fixtures.