The façade is one of the most important factors that form an impression of ones house. While the interior of the home is more important when evaluating the price and condition of a home, the exterior façade is what everyone sees and will ultimately matter very much to the homeowner. This is one of the reasons why people are often so driven to improve the exterior of their home. But what do you do at night to help show off your house? One of the best options is setting up a few outdoor wall sconces around the home. Exterior sconces are incredibly useful in giving your house a luminous style at night and will allow you to show off your beautiful home, regardless of the time of day.
There are many different styles and shapes available for outdoor wall sconces. In general, a sconce light fixture encases a light bulb in an elegant manner, which creates a desired dimming effect while still providing your home with the illumination that it needs at night. People often associate the word elegant with old fashioned or antiquated, but those are not necessarily adjectives that are used to describe all outdoor wall sconces. While there are certainly luxurious antique exterior sconces available, there are also many modern and contemporary outdoor wall sconces.
Modern outdoor wall sconces tend to be more minimalistic in style. A popular look for modern exterior sconces is a metal cylindrical shape, such as the Thomas Lighting SL9270 Modern Outdoor Wall Sconce. Some of the common metals used in contemporary outdoor wall sconces are aluminum, copper and bronze. The traditional outdoor wall sconces often have the look of a conventional lantern, with a point at the top of the sconce. Regardless of the style you are thinking about getting, you can expect to pay anywhere from $60 – $300. There are options cheaper and more expensive than that, however you are best off staying in that range.
When choosing the right style of sconce for the exterior of your home, the main factor should be the style of your home. If your house is old fashioned, you are probably better off going with a traditional sconce style. If your home has a modern aesthetic, you can get more creative with the style of sconces you use. In general, however, whichever style you decide to go with, keep it consistent. Don’t get several styles of outdoor wall sconces. You are better off going with a homogenous look. Visually this will help give your home a level of consistency and at night, all parts of the home will illuminate with the same brightness.
When it comes to reliable manufacturers of outdoor wall sconces, some of the best brands include, but are not limited to, Sea Gull Lighting, Thomas Lighting, Westinghouse, Hinkley Lighting and Kenroy. Whichever brand you decide to go with, it is always a good idea to look around at others in that price range to see what else is available for the money.