Friday, October 2, 2015

Choosing The Right Sconces

I love the new horse painting I found for the familyroom wall, and I love the size, but I thought it needed something to finish off the space.  A pair of candle sconces would be perfect.

To refresh your memory, this is what the wall looked like before with the mirror.

Then this is the room with the painting -- Love how the painting totally changed the feel of the room, but it needed something - I just didn't want to take away from the painting, just something to finish off the wall space.

A simple pair of sconces does just that.  Since the painting is so big 3ft. x 4 1/2 ft. the sconces needed to be big.  A small  pair would look totally lost on the wall.

I like the slim silhouette and when I said big, I really meant it.  These measure 33" tall and I have used a 6 inch candle, so 39" overall.

This room has 9 1/2 ft. ceilings, so large art works great in here and the sconces compliment the art without distracting from it.

Now the wall looks finished. 

 Painting - At Home
Sconces - Z Galleries

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  1. Those are perfect with that picture! Wow 33" is tall! I like the new vibe you've been creating in this room. Did you decide against wood floors? I lost track of what you were doing regarding that subject. I'm getting new carpet in two bedrooms and the hallway. Just can't afford the wood and we decided we prefer carpet in the bedrooms anyway.

    1. No I still want wood floors, I just havn't pulled the trigger yet.

  2. Marty you truly have a fabulous eye!

  3. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!!!

  4. Se ve hermosa la pared. Hermoso caballo. Y has logrado que la estancia se vea muy refrescante. Saludos

  5. Marty those sconces are the icing on the cake! Fabulous!!

  6. I LOOOOVE those sconces, Marty and they do finish off the wall beautifully!!! I was going to ask where you got them but you answered that. The party is perfect timing, just today, I purged some clothes, jewelry, linens, shoes etc. for a nearby church. I'll have to take some pictures tomorrow!!!

  7. More perfect as these sconces are, not a chance! Gorgeous, I love them, so ethereal at the same time and modern, a little of.
    They loo like they had always been there next to the large artwork and tall ceilings.
    You did great Marty... as usual, my friend.
    Your room looks awesome!

  8. Oh...and wood floors are always beautiful, we will do wood flooring next year in our bedroom and two guest rooms.

  9. Those sconces are PERFECT!!!! You could not have found better ones anywhere. Kudos. I love the new look.

  10. It looks completely RIGHT and beautiful, Marty - great choice!

  11. Great choice Marty. I just love that picture of the horse = he is beautiful and the sconces are the perfect size. Room looks terrific.
    Have a great weekend.

  12. Marty, I love your beautiful horse picture and the sconces finish the wall perfectly! Your living room looks lovely!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  13. That painting is gorgeous, and you're right, it does change the feel of the whole room. Absolutely love those sconces; they're so unique!


  14. Those sconces look fabulous Marty! Absolutely love them!

  15. Love your horse print and those sconces look fabulous next to it. I love horses also and have a huge horse painting myself.

  16. beautiful! I love the painting, my oncologist has that same horse painting! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow, xo

  17. I love the painting, Marty! And those sconces are just perfect, I love the new look of your family room.

  18. Mary these are spectacular with the painting! It just finished that empty space...great find! Thank you so much for linking up at the Creative Circle Link Party!