Wall Light FAQs

Wall Light FAQs


Best Tips for Wall Lights

To maximise the impact of wall lights, positioning is key. Install them at eye level, around 5.5 to 6 feet from the floor, to create a comfortable ambiance and reduce glare. When placed beside a bathroom mirror, aim for about 60"- 65" (152cm to 165cm) from the floor to the center height of the sconce backplate for even illumination. In hallways or other living spaces, spacing wall sconces 8'- 10' apart ensures a balanced light distribution. Moreover, if your sconce has a switch, ensure it's easily reachable from a sitting position, especially when installed beside the bed.

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Ideal Bedroom Wall Lights

For bedroom applications, wall sconces serve as excellent reading lights, offering a softer alternative to overhead lighting. Ideal placement is 30-36 inches above the mattress or 6-12 inches above your shoulder when sitting up in bed, ensuring the light is neither too harsh nor too dim.

Where to Hang Wall Lights

Wall lights are not just limited to indoor spaces; they can be used with an exterior wall of your home. For a cosy and welcoming entryway, install a wall sconce next to the front door or on the wall opposite the door swing direction. By simply adding a wall light, it can increase curb appeal. Inside, consider accentuating key features like fireplaces with sconces on either side, or use them to light up darker corners in large rooms.

Best Mounting Options for Wall Lights

Choosing the right mounting style can significantly impact the appeal of wall lights. Flush sconces, which are compact and sit tight against the wall, will look sleek and can be used both indoors and outdoors to create a wall-washing light effect. Swing arm sconces, on the other hand, provide flexibility, allowing you to direct light precisely where needed, making them perfect for reading or task lighting. Furthermore, armed wall lights offer a distinct look and normally allow for more customisation compared to flush wall lights. Our recommendations for wall lighting would be in our latest range by From The Anvil. 

Incorporating brass wall lights or opting for materials and finishes that complement your interior design are ideal. Whether you're illuminating a cosy bedroom or adding ambient lighting to your sitting room, the right wall lights can transform any area into a beautifully lit and inviting space.

By considering these tips and best practices, you can ensure your wall lights not only serve their practical purpose but also contribute to the overall design and mood of your home.


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