How does one decide the size of outdoor sconces?
kapitan1April 21, 2013
I am building a large bungalow, I am curious to know how big/small the sconces should be on either side of the garages. Any thoughts? The exterior will be a dark board and baton and stone... It will have timber framing and large wood posts on the porch.
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Bring a few home to test the size. Too big is better than too small. Usually better to over scale.
    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:15PM
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I did a Google search on how to size exterior light fixtures and got lots of results. The one 'm posting says 1/4 the height of the doorway when mounted to the side. That's probably bigger than what I've ever seen! lol
    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:24PM
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Cindy Quinton
For that style of home and current trend, the 1/4 rule is about right....oversized is IN. The good thing is they are some of the cheapest lighting you will purchase and you can go trendy and change in 8 to 10 years as it will likely be outdated by then anyway.
    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:29PM
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Just call Lantern & Scroll and let them worry about sizing for you. That's what I did. I had too many decisions to make and I just emailed them (find them on here or facebook or and they figured it all out. Their prices are awesome and all USA made. Cheers!
    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 6:40PM
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