What is Wall Lighting?
It’s exactly as it sounds, a lighting fixture that’s installed onto a wall as opposed to overhead. It adds extra light without taking up any floor or table space. It helps to bring a more inviting and spacious feeling to a room while adding functional lighting. This lighting strategy creates balance with any overhead light sources as well as doubling as a decor piece or multifunctional wall art. Wall lighting is very versatile and can be installed almost anywhere.
Where’s the Best Placement?
If you’re going for a minimalistic look in the bedroom and feel that a table bedside lamp is too clunky, installing a wall sconce may be your answer. In particular, a swinging arm wall sconce offers flexibility when looking for the perfect lighting position. Adding a fabric shade, as with a lamp, will diffuse the light emitted, creating a warm glow.
Using wall sconces to light your vanity space gives you more lighting options when getting ready in the morning. To get the best look, determine what size mirror you have or will be getting before picking out your wall sconces. You don’t want the lights and the mirror to be disproportionate and look off balance. For small mirrors, buy a smaller sconce and put one on either side of the mirror. For larger mirrors, one horizontal bar light is your best choice, mounted in the centre of the top of the mirror.
The Living Room
Installing wall lighting is a great way to emphasize any wall art you’d like to display. There are several options when doing this, depending on your space and budget. The more affordable route would be to purchase a standard picture light that can either be hardwired or simply plugged into an outlet. Make sure you get one that’s adequate to the size of the art piece.
LED-based lighting strips that adhere to the back of the artwork, around the edges, really allow for the artwork to stand out in a room. Some even offer colour options so you can choose one that emphasizes the art’s colouring.
Lastly, a wall monorail, ceiling monorail or track lighting is also available. This gives you more flexibility if you want to add more lighting in the future or move things around. You can place your lighting exactly where you want it, at exactly the right angles that best capture your work.
Illuminating the path of a staircase is always a great idea to ensure safety and prevent injuries. Stair lights can be mounted directly into the rise of the stairs or the recesses above the steps. However, make sure all sides of the light fixture are enclosed to prevent glare.
Installing wall lighting is easy, depending on the type of fixture. Most can be mounted to a standard junction box or just plugged into an outlet. If neither of these is an option, contact a lighting installation company for assistance.
At Elm Ridge Lighting and Interiors, we’ve been dedicated to helping customers find the best lighting and decor features since 2003. Catering to both residential and commercial clients, we’re a privately owned lighting and decor retailer located in beautiful Stoney Creek, Ontario. With a wide assortment of products, stop by our store, and our team would be happy to help you find whatever you need.