Wall Lamps

A wall lamp is a great way to add gentle ambiance to a room and character to a room. Not only can a beautiful wall sconce serve as an accent in a room, but it can also be used to highlight certain features of a room such as a painting or wall-hanging. Wall lamps are available in a huge range of styles from simple, minimalist lamps through to lamps with unusual, artistic designs.

Wall lamps can be used in a variety of ways in the bedroom. Many people place wall lamps either side of the bed. This is more space-saving than a table lamp and allows you to conveniently read in bed. Another popular place for wall lamps is either side of a mirror as this can provide a more flattering reflection than a traditional ceiling lamp when getting ready.

You should also think carefully about how high you should place your wall lamps. If you place them too high or too low, the room will appear unbalanced. As a general guide, wall lamps in a bedroom should be placed between 6 feet and 6.5 feet above the floor.

Whatever the style of your room, you are guaranteed to find a wall lamp that will complement it. If your room has quite a traditional feel to it, there are plenty of traditional style wall lamps which are made from bronze or wrought iron and feature lights that look like candles. Similarly, Tiffany or Tiffany-style wall lamps are also great for a traditional room. Conversely, if your room is styled in a modern or transitional style, modern lamps in minimalist, contemporary designs are a great way to inject a bit of glamour into the room.

As well as aesthetics, you should also think about the functionality of the lamp. If you are looking for a lamp that is suitable for reading by, why not consider one with a swivel arm? This way you can adjust the direction of the light to your preference. On the other hand, if you are looking for a wall lamp to use when watching television, look out for recessed wall lamp or a lamp with a low voltage.