Wall Sconces add a lot to a lighting layout. From a design standpoint, they contribute to how a room looks even when off. When on, they add fill or spot lighting to areas that might otherwise be impossible to light. For example, in a bathroom, they light your body from the front, something down lighting can't accomplish.
But in laying out your sconce, the big issue we seem to wrestle with is what height to set them at on the wall.
Recessed lighting is a popular and relatively cost effective way to light rooms or areas of the house. One challenge it presents is that its pretty easy to underdo it.
It can be tempting to limit the number of lights in a room, but we've found recessed lighting to be a cruel master. It's better to go all the way with your layout than to try to scrimp. The good news is that there are some pretty solid fundamentals in this industry that help set the ground rules for layo...