No detail was overlooked in the design of this formal dining room. Custom wall moldings and lighted sconces adorn the walls, but the ceiling and chandelier and the real showstopper. The dining room also features a circular dining table, a fireplace and herringbone wood floors.
Changing out light fixtures in small spaces can make an enormous difference in how they look, feel and function. The key to a swift, successful lighting swap is choosing fixtures which will fit with existing junction boxes. For situations in which junction boxes require relocation, it's best to hire an electrician; however, keep in mind this will create somewhat of a mess due to patching holes with drywall mud and creating dust from sanding. This three-bulb nickel and acrylic fixture features a linen drum shade which diffuses the light, allowing the wall color to read more clearly.
The tall vanity mirror mounted on a limestone wall reflects all the intricate details in this Mediterranean bathroom. Soft sconce lighting illuminates the distressed texture of the mirror frame bringing Old World charm to the space.
Clean lines, sleek finishes and dramatic lighting define this contemporary guest bath. A geometric mirror and square beaded sconces mimic the lines of the dentil molding, and a lighted countertop on the metal vanity gives this glamorous space its edge.
This long, arched hallway with oatmeal-colored walls leads into the master bedroom's sitting area, seen at the end of the hallway. The master suite features a crystal chandelier and elegant draperies creating a warm and inviting retreat.
Homeowners wanted a light, open space in their family's basement, so designers opted for a neutral color palette to make the space feel bright. On the opposite wall from the couches, designers created an inset for the large, flat-screen TV to create depth in the space, while on either side of the television, flat, modern sconces add additional light. Dark wood shelving in the corner optimizes storage space, while dark wood panels behind the sconces project light and a dark wood bench provides additional seating.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.
Oval mirrors over white cabinets creates a side-by-side double vanity set up in this bathroom. A trio of sconces light the nook shape framing the vanities. The split wall features a textured white finish around the lower half giving a wave-like look to the room.
Designers carved out space in a hallway to function as this stylish bar with a beverage refrigerator and a coffee station. Cabinets: Acadia Craft; Sconces: Shades of Light; Backsplash tile: Cle Tile; Wall paint: Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
A shiny, hammered metal rim in the under-mount sink adds a jewel-like accent and a custom touch in this traditional bathroom. Embellished wood sconces with a beaded trim are mirror-mounted for a streamlined look, while recessed cans provide additional task lighting.
Layers of varying textures make this bedroom a delight to the senses: Coffee-colored wallpaper makes a handsome accent wall behind the bed. Shiny chrome sconces light up bedtime reading. A plush rug is dreamy underfoot.
Using a strong color on a dividing wall creates a confident accent without overpowering the calm of this contemporary office. Open spacing between the wall and the ceiling provides room for additional lighting and forms a horizontal line beneath the slanting ceiling. Additional fixtures complement the sleek and contemporary chairs and conference table.