One of the most rewarding design moments in a house is the mantel around a fireplace. Whether you're fronting family pride or changing it up with the seasons, the mantel adds architectural flair to any space.
Adding sconces to the area, which can cast accent light on displayed objects and call attention to the beauty of the millwork, elevates a hearth's grandeur. They also make it even more relaxing. But how best to flank the fireplace, how far apart to space the sconces, and how high from the hearth to mount them? The wrong decision can turn a relaxing scene into an eyesore.
These five different fireplaces offer some examples of what kinds of sconces to use and how to mount them.