Candle sconces are an elegant way to have candles displayed on the walls of your home. If you use an interior decorator for any room, chances are he/she will recommend the use of sconces to hold the candles on the wall.
Candle sconces can be made of wrought iron or you can have a brass sconce with a hurricane lamp. The plate of the candle sconces that screws to the wall can be made of metal, plastic or brass.
The plate of a candle sconce holds the candleholder or if you have tapered candles, you can have candles sconces that hold candelabras. There are a variety of styles available in wall sconces for candles and when you light the candles in them, they give the room a warm, inviting glow.
Although you can use just about any kind of candles in sconces- votive, tealight, pillar or taper – your best bet is a dripless candle. Those made from paraffin or beeswax are best if you don’t want to spend time peeling candle wax off the floors and walls.
A brass wall candle sconce with a hurricane lamp holds a candle inside an old-fashioned lamp. This type of candle sconce will help you feel that your home is a cozy and safe haven, reminiscent of the days of the pioneers. On cold winter nights when the wind is whistling outside, you can relax with the glow of the candle reflecting off the wall.
When you lose the power, you will still have light and you can feel safe with these candle sconces. The hurricane lamp style of sconce keeps the flame of the candle away from the wall and there is no danger of the candle tipping over.
Candle sconces come in a wide array of styles – gothic, traditional, art-deco and Victorian. You can choose a different set of wall sconces for each room and of course, you have to have a candle sconce along the wall of the stairway.
This sets off the décor of the home. Although you may prefer the look of the brass wall candle sconce with hurricane for the entire house, you can choose different colors and scents to reflect your individual personality.
Traditional candle sconces were made from wrought iron and contained glass hurricane lamps. In addition to brass wall candle sconces, you can also have them made from Tiffany glass or plastic or you may prefer to have crystals dripping from them so that they look like mini chandeliers. You can also use imitation electric candles that operate on batteries if you don’t like the idea of using wax candles close to the wall.