French sconces are a popular addition to any work. They come in many sizes and styles, and can be used in any room in the house and outdoors. One question raised consistently is how high to hang sconces. Lighting experts say to keep your sconces six meters from the floor if your room has the standard eight-foot ceilings. You can make minor adjustments to your personal preferences or to improve other wall decor in the room. Make sure the bulb can not be seen from the top of the light. It creates a glare and reduces fixture effect as an accent light.
If you have rooms with ceilings higher than nine meters, experts recommend larger sconces to match the percentage of your room. A general rule is to hang sconces six meters from the floor. Measure from the floor to the middle of wiring box at the back of the light. If the French sconces are particularly large, you can measure to the bottom of the light.
French sconces used in other rooms in the house, but may require different hanging heights to meet the needs of the area. For example, outdoor sconces hang six to eight inches on each side of the door and 18 inches from the top of the door. Entry should hallway or bathroom sconces hang match the objects around them, such as mirrors or artwork.