How High Should You Hang Your Wall Sconce?

Wall sconces come in a variety of styles and add an elegant touch to any space while improving the overall lighting of a room. Though wall sconces are often used in hallways and bathrooms, they can visually enhance nearly any room in a home with the right design. When choosing wall sconces, the style of the sconce matters. However, the placement of the sconce is just as much, if not more, important to the overall look and functionality of your space.

At Penfold Electric, we are dedicated to helping our customers create spaces they love with functional and beautiful lighting solutions. Whether you are working with a designer to upgrade your living space or needs support with replacing existing sconces, we can help. As your residential electrician, the experts at Penfold Electric can assist with electrical renovations and indoor lighting installation within your home. In this post, we offer some insight into choosing sconces for your home as well as information on how high should sconces be hung.

Are Sconces Outdated?

When considering new lighting fixtures for your home, you might be tempted to think that sconces are outdated. Though some styles of sconces may not align with your personal taste, sconces overall are a timeless lighting choice that can offer both functionality and style in any space.

When considering wall sconces for your home, you’ll likely find options that suit your personal style. Know that sconces don’t have to be forever. You can change them up in the future once the initial wiring for the sconces have been installed. If you’re really not sold on sconces, don’t sweat it. Lighting solutions such as pot lights and chandeliers can also help you to achieve great lighting that suits your style.

What Height Should Wall Sconces Be Hung?

Hanging your wall sconces too low or too high can make them look awkward in your space. When considering what height should wall sconces be hung, personal preference does play a role, yet there are general guidelines you can follow. Installing wall sconces between 66-72 inches from the floor is standard, though exactly how high you hang them will depend on your ceiling height. Also, consider the distance between sconces as having them too close together might not help you to achieve the look you are going for.

Can an Electrician Help Me Choose Where to Install Lights?

Electricians aren’t interior designers. However, your electrical contractor will likely have extensive experience with indoor light installation. Consider asking for suggestions on light placement and light type. Though your electrician likely won’t be the one choosing your indoor lighting, they may have helpful advice on knowing what type of lighting would be ideal in your home.

At Penfold Electric, we’ve compiled helpful tips to improve the appearance of the electrical components of your home. See our posts, Design Solutions for Hiding Your Electrical Panel, and How To Hide TV Wires When Mounted Over A Brick Fireplace. We love sharing our expertise with our customers. Contact us today, and let us help you improve your home with electrical solutions that make sense. You can expect tenfold from Penfold Electric.

Author: Brian Penfold

Founded in 1978 by Trevor Penfold, Trevor was dedicated to providing electrical service that was second to none. Backed by his strong will to provide electrical services to the public at a reasonable price, Penfold Electric Ltd was born. Trevor has since taken a step back and handed off operations to his son Brian Penfold but has instilled his core beliefs into him. We are Family owned and Operated and will keep it that way to ensure our beliefs and values to provide exceptional electrical service at a reasonable price remain the same.

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