Wall lights not only add light to the room, but it can also serve as a subtle piece of art on your wall. They are stylish and functional, with the ability to redefine an entire living space. It can also be used to safely light your hallways, staircases and pathways with style. We have a carefully curated a range of affordable designer wall lights to suit your interior. Our collection includes bathroom mirror lighting, LED feature lighting, traditional, modern, contemporary and energy saving reading lights.
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Choosing the right wall light for the job isn't complicated, as there are just a handful of basic types to be familiar with:
Uplights provide a wash of light up a wall, suitable for accent and atmosphere
Downlights may accent walls too, but more commonly illuminate the ground below for a practical purpose
Adjustable Wall Lights have adjustable parts that can bring the light to you
Bathroom & Vanity Wall Lights are designed for even, glare-free illumination
Display & Picture Wall Lights are used to draw attention to pictures and artwork
Some wall sconces are both uplights and downlights, so you get the best of both features. Many designs come with built-in switches for individual control, while those with pin-up kits can be plugged into any available outlet, bypassing the need to hardwire. And while few wall sconces are bright enough to provide overall ambient light in a room alone, installing multiples around the room or as a focal point can be a beautiful and dramatic solution.
Where to use wall lights?
Wall lights are some of the most decorative fixtures in the lighting market because they are frequently installed at eye-level in most rooms. But they are rarely powerful enough to provide enough illumination alone to light a large space. They're generally found on either side of a fireplace or bed for additional illumination, highlighting these visual focal points in a space.
Wall lights can be applied in any room, indoors and out. Wall lights give supplemental illumination to ceiling lights, while using wall lights in place of overhead lighting creates a more atmospheric effect and can alleviate glare. In bathrooms, vanity lights are a key part of light layering: Flank a mirror with wall fixtures to banish shadows from your face that overhead lights tend to cast.
In an art room or an office, a wall-mounted swing arm light can help free up horizontal surfaces for your tasks. You can better display your artwork by placing a picture light, while niches, sculptures and other architectural details benefit from wall-mounted spots. Typically, outdoor wall lights are used on the porch and along exterior walls for security, though many designs provide a decorative touch as well as safety features.
When overhead lighting and floor/table lamps will do much of the lighting work in a particular room, wall lights are still a valuable addition to add ambience and to brighten corners that may become shadowy after sunset. Try flanking large windows with wall sconces to emulate the effect of daylight coming in, adding a wall light near a particularly dark corner or next to a doorway to light your way into the room. And keeping all your lights on separate switches allows for better control of your lightscape: Wall lights are particularly suited to dimmer switches that allow you to determine the mood of the room.
How to coordinate wall lights with the rest of the room aesthetic?
You can easily integrate wall lights into your decor by first determining what you'll use the light for. For instance, installing a reading light depends on where your sofa or favourite chair is placed in the room. And while a soft wash of light is pretty on an accent wall, a downlight is far more practical over stairs.
Secondly, is your need focused more on decoration or utility? While there are thousands of choices that marry form and function, you can narrow down your selection by deciding whether your wall light should unobtrusively blend into its space or become a focal point. The neutral metals with white or ivory glass are classic choices, but there is a huge variety of wall lights that range from ultra-modern to vintage in just about every colour, finish and shape. There is no rule that dictates whether your sconces must match your chandelier—don't be afraid to mix it up with different colours and styles.